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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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