Miyamoto International is a global structural engineering and disaster-risk reduction firm providing resiliency expertise that sustains industries and safeguards communities around the world.
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Haiti Real Time Damage Assessments
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Haiti on August 14, 2021, leaving an estimated 650,000 people in need of aid. In partnership with the Haitian government and UNOPS, assessments are actively being conducted across Haiti with over 20,000 buildings assessed to date. This ambitious program aims to assess and repair damages on more than 100,000 structures, all widely spread out in the affected area, within four months. Keep up to date on the ongoing assessments with our live progress report dashboard.
After talking to Miyamoto, we decided to do a complete retrofitting of the structure as well as an expansion. An earthquake by itself is not a fatality. It is how you build that makes the difference. - Richard Buteau, Karibe Hotel Owner
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There are dangerous buildings everywhere on earth. Unless we speak out and build better, we will see many more of these tragedies in our lifetimes. - Kit Miyamoto
It is nice to see the proactive approach you and your team have undertaken for Nepal earthquake... I still remember one of your slides, which says, 'There is a cost for doing nothing.' - Tamorish Kole, Society for Emergency Medicine, India