Third UniQ-UB/MCEER Earthquake Engineering Seminar
March 12-22, 2011 | Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Quisqueya University (UniQ) and University at Buffalo/MCEER held the third installment of professional development seminars in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on March 12-22, 2011 to provide training to Haitian engineers, architects and students in the principles of earthquake engineering and seismic design.
Over 300 participants enrolled in one or more of five advanced programs. Topics included seismic load calculations, seismic design of reinforced concrete, confined masonry and wood structures, as well as properties and quality control of materials for the construction of earthquake-resistant reinforced concrete and masonry structures. The prerequisite introductory program on earthquake engineering and post-earthquake building assessment was also offered to new participants in the seminar series.