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Rebuilding in Haiti can be faster, stronger and less expensive using concrete made of recycled materials, says Georgia Tech group

By / January 4, 2011

Credit: ACerS Bulletin/Reginald DesRoches It’s nearly the one-year anniversary of the huge earthquake that crumbled Port-au-Prince and other parts of Haiti, and, unfortunately, reconstruction has taken place only on a very small scale. The reasons for the slow pace are complicated: political uncertainties, uncoordinated plans and financing and, fundamentally, the underlying poverty of the nation…

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Recycled Haitian concrete can be safe, strong and less expensive, says Georgia Tech group; Reusing rubble can accelerate reconstruction

By / January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011                                               (click for PDF version) WESTERVILLE, OH – Nearly one year after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Republic of Haiti, engineering and concrete experts at Georgia Tech report that concrete and…

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