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Haiti update: Georgia Tech humanitarian logistics and civil engineering/cements experts launch new effort to assess & reduce earthquake risks

By / August 10, 2011

Seismic and plate tectonic setting of the Caribbean region. Credit: Eric Calais, Purdue Univ. Back in early January, I had a story about proposal from a Georgia Tech team of cements experts who had a remarkable pragmatic and inexpensive proposal for rebuilding Haiti: Recycle the concrete that is laying around in huge rubble mounds. (Their…

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Haiti’s materials debris problem still slowing infrastructure rebuilding

By / November 18, 2010

Remains of Montana Hotel, Port-au-Prince. Credit: Joshua Lee Kelsey, USN. An ACerS Cements Division member tipped me off to an op-ed in the New York Times that appeared this summer that I (and probably many others) overlooked, but is still timely for many reasons. It It was written by three of the member’s colleagues at…

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