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California Seismic retrofit - not done in Haiti
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 00:23.
The image shows a retrofit seismic support on I 215 in San Bernardino, California near the San Andreas Fault. CalTrans has studied all of the California highway structures and retrofitted the system with earthquake safety features in many locations across the State.
If it turns out that Haiti has suffered 200,000 building collapse earthquake deaths in the recent 7.0 quake, how will the island rebuild - on their meager budget - to prevent another disaster?
If you were in charge of all the re-building in Haiti, what would you do? What type of urban planning and what type of construction techniques would you recommend?
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