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    Safety Talk for the Hotel Industry in Thailand

    July 4, 2013 Thailand - The “Safety Talk for the Hotel Industry” was held at the Asia Hotel. Many hotel owners were in attendance to understand the risks to the community they service and their investment. The event was organized and sponsored by the Association of Natural Disaster Prevention Industry (ANDPI).

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    Exploring Myanmar Heritage

    We flew from Bangkok to Yangon, Myanmar on Monday morning. Once there we were greeted by Twe Twe and Nang. They took us to lunch before visiting the Myanmar Engineering Society. We stopped at a local place, they let me sample the goat brains to see if I would like it as my main course. It seemed

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    L’Aquila Earthquake Journal Entry #1

    While most were sleeping, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Abruzzo region of central Italy. The epicenter is located approximately 7 km northwest of L'Aquila, approximately 85 km northeast of Rome. L'Aquila is comprised primarily of Baroque and Renaissance era architecture and sits upon a hillside in a narrow valley.

  • The Hotel Montana: Once an iconic, four-star meeting place for Haitians, foreigners, spies and tourists, the locally owned hotel was utterly leveled by
the Jan 12 earthquake. All that is left is broken concrete, twisted metal and the stench of decaying bodies.

    A Morning and Afternoon of Hopeful Rebuilding

    The Hotel Montana: Once an iconic, four-star meeting place for Haitians, foreigners, spies and tourists, the locally owned hotel was utterly leveled by the Jan 12 earthquake. All that is left is broken concrete, twisted metal and the stench of decaying bodies.

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    Thirty Months in Haiti – Part 3

    We selected 16 contractors and trained them in technology and business. We specified materials from local suppliers—Haitian-made. Contractors hired masons from the pool that we had trained.

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2010 Haiti Earthquake – Journal Entry 1

January 18, 2010 - No Comments

The sky is gray and humidity is high today. We drive toward the US embassy. I see a badly damaged modern commercial structure on my right; the CMU walls pealed out in agony from the main structure.

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Sichuan, China 2008 Earthquake Journal – Part 3

May 20, 2008 - No Comments

May 20, 2008
2:00 am
The front desk calls to tell me that the government has just issued an earthquake warning and everyone must move

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Sichuan, China 2008 Earthquake Journal – Part 2

May 19, 2008 - No Comments

May 19, 2008
11:30 am
We are heading north toward Mianzhu; which is 10 km east of the fault. At this distance, we expect to

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Sichuan, China 2008 Earthquake Journal – Part 1

May 18, 2008 - No Comments

May 18, 2008

Following the May 12, 2008 M8 Sichuan Earthquake, Miyamoto International and Global Risk Miyamoto immediately dispatched a team to the

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