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System Would Help Haiti Build, Modify Earthquake-prone Structures


October 19, 2010

residence damaged in Haiti's earthquake Civil engineers studying the effects of Haiti's devastating earthquake have concluded that a relatively simple system could be used by officials to quickly decide how to modify existing buildings and construct new ones that would better withstand future quakes. Full Story

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