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A Forgotten Disaster – Episode 5: Haiti Moves – Against All Odds

An unprecedented massive damage assessment has been completed in Haiti for the purpose of starting the reconstruction process. In the aftermath of the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake of August 2021, the Haitian Ministry of Public Works (MTPTC) initiated…

A Disaster Week in Haiti

1:40 PM, Tuesday, February 1, 2022 I am four-wheel driving on a muddy dirt road in the middle of a green tobacco field in the south of Haiti, near Les…

Unprecedented Massive Rapid Disaster Damage Assessment Completed in Haiti

Les Cayes, Haiti — An unprecedented massive damage assessment has been completed in Haiti for the purpose of starting the reconstruction process.…

Synspective works with the World Bank and NDRRMA to assess slope instability-related geohazards in Melamchi, Nepal

Figure: Online Workshop on Technical Studies    InSAR-based Approach Discovers Spatio-temporal Slope Susceptibility   Tokyo, Japan – Synspective Inc., under the supervision of the World Bank and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management…

New ASCE Press Book Aids Stakeholders in Understanding Seismic Ground Motion

March 3, 2022 - in Land Development, News

Reston, Va. –When the ground shakes, as a result of earthquakes, structural inertia prevents buildings from moving in unison with the ground. To extend the life of structures, engineers need to plan for potential ground motions during the design phase. This…

New ASCE Publication Explores the Occurrence and Control of Land Subsidence Due to Fluid Withdrawal

February 4, 2022 - in Land Development, News

Reston, Va. – Caused by fluid withdrawal, land subsidence has been well recognized as one of the major geological hazards by hydrogeologists and engineers. Land subsidence can occur on local and regional scales worldwide and is often discovered only after…

Urban planning’s top three challenges – and how to beat them

January 28, 2022 - in Land Development, News

Lekbrug, Vianen, the Netherlands   Moving goods and people around cities efficiently is critical to their economies, allowing business access to a wider choice of raw materials, labor and customers. However, most infrastructure projects are planned in…

Video: Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction – Building Sector Solution

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction notes that about 70 percent of urban infrastructure that will be needed to accommodate a fast-growing world has yet to be built. 

JICA and Synspective start demonstration for the development of a disaster prevention management system in Guatemala using SAR satellite data

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Synspective have started a satellite use service demonstration to monitor ground movements in Guatemala City, Guatemala, as part of an information gathering and pilot project.   ■Land displacement disasters…

FEMA Provides Funds for the 2020 Cameron Peak Wildfire Response

DENVER – FEMA has awarded $2.6 million to the State of Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control to cover assistance costs for 143 state and local cooperating agencies and the Colorado National Guard while fighting the Cameron Peak wildfire in Larimer…