Category Archives - Case Studies

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

February 26, 2013 - No Comments

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

November 29, 2012 - No Comments

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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Thirty Months in Haiti – Part 2

November 29, 2012 - No Comments

We identified over 120,000 yellow-tagged houses with limited damage. They were still dangerous but relatively easy to repair. The famous Yellow House Repair Program originated here. During this program’s initial assessment, we identified more than 80,000 collapsed or heavily damaged buildings, which were red-tagged.

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Thirty Months in Haiti – Part 1

November 29, 2012 - No Comments

I just finished giving a speech at the Kinam Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The audience applauded enthusiastically. I felt good, elevated. I had spoken to

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The Citadel

November 8, 2012 - No Comments

The Citadel
August 14, 2012, Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
The shadow of a massive fortress appeared in the jungle at an elevation of 3,000 feet. It was

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Inside a Heavily Damaged Building in Haiti

November 8, 2012 - No Comments

Mark Broughton and I entered a large, three-story, red-tagged concrete apartment building. A red tag means “no entry.”

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