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New Health and Safety Challenges When Temporarily Closed Businesses and Institutions Reopen in Puerto Rico

https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=258219 New Health and Safety Challenges When Temporarily Closed Businesses and Institutions Reopen in Puerto Rico Zimmetry Environmental provides building assessments and indoor environmental quality testing, monitoring and consulting services to identify and mitigate exposure risks in buildings that were … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s earthquakes pile up fresh challenges for the US territory

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-10/puerto-ricos-earthquakes-pile-up-fresh-struggles-for-the-u-s-territory Puerto Rico’s earthquakes pile up fresh challenges for the U.S. territory A Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, church was heavily damaged in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. (Jorge Castillo / Los Angeles Times) By Jorge Castillo Jan. 10, 2020 9 AM GUAYANILLA, Puerto … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico, getting building permits now take only 20 days on average instead of 98 days

Puerto Rico, getting building permits now take only 20 days on average instead of 98 days.  While it’s definitely a big step in the right direction, 20 days is still too long. Puerto Rico gov’t: Doing business on the island … Continue reading

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FEMA proposes changes to building codes for Puerto Rico

  https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/femaproposeschangestobuildingcodes-2410648 FEMA proposes changes to building codes The recommendations will be included in a report that FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team will publish this summer Friday, March 30, 2018 – 8:33 AM By Alex Figueroa Cancel The report is developed … Continue reading

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Half of Puerto Rico’s housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria.

This is what you get with poor planning, not following building codes, the government and citizens tolerating it. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article199948699.html Puerto Rico address issues of “informal construction” after Hurricane Maria Hurricane Maria destroyed many structures in Puerto Rico, including what building … Continue reading

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Weak Building Code Enforcement Exacerbates Destruction in Puerto Rico

  https://www.wsj.com/articles/weak-building-code-enforcement-exacerbates-destruction-in-puerto-rico-1512475200 Weak Building Code Enforcement Exacerbates Destruction in Puerto Rico Far fewer homes on the island might have been damaged during Hurricane Maria if all of them had been built to code Pedro Deschamps helps workers hired by FEMA … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis

Another consequence of fiscal irresponsibility. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/puerto-rico-struggles-save-historic-buildings-amid-crisis-48367251 Puerto Rico struggles to save historic buildings amid crisis By danica coto, associated press ·SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jun 30, 2017, 2:30 AM ET In this June 22, 2017 photo, architect Andy Rivera … Continue reading

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