Photo by Lou-Anne Daoust-Filiatrault/MCEER In August, UniQ opened its first building designed to resist earthquakesa two-story classroom building. The structural engineer for the project had attended the UniQ-UB/MCEER seminars on seismic-resistant design. Courtesy of Shelter2Home The manufactured housing system, fabricated in Haiti and built by local workers, is designed to resist both hurricane-force winds and earthquakes. Related Links: Haiti's Iron Market Rebuilding Haiti Impoverished Haiti May Be Stuck in Seismic Safetys Past An old Chinese proverb sums up several projects that mark the dawn of seismic-resistant design and construction in earthquake-devastated Haiti: "If you give a person a fish, you
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.