The Haitian government has estimated it will take 10 years and $3 billion to repair the damage caused by Jan. 12’s magnitude-7 earthquake, although some warn it may cost more than three times that amount. Slide Show Photo: Photo: GEO-CAN Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas heavily impacted by the Jan. 12 quake were broken down into 2,006 cells and evaluated by a virtual network of expert volunteers. Buildings were identified as geo-referenced objects, to which condition grades and annotations were attached. By the time a United Nations–hosted international donors conference convenes in New York City in late March, planners expect to
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.