University of Arizona Applies Forensic Engineering To The Buildings That Survived Haiti’s Deadly Earthquake

A team from the engineering department of the University of Arizona are conducting extensive forensic analysis of buildings that survived the deadly earthquake in Haiti. The goal of the research is to develop an understanding of how to prevent building failures that lead to fatal collapses in areas where economics eliminate the possibility of standards of practice that are utilized in regions such as the United States.

Shortly after the January 2010 quake, a group led by UA’s Robert