Haiti - After 2010 Earthquake case study

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Courtesy of Sprung Instant Structures Ltd

The 2010 Haiti earthquake measured a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne, approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. During the earthquake many of the government offices were destroyed.

Sprung supplied three fully insulated 40' x 120' Sprung structures that were shipped from inventory within 3 days from order. Sprung structures are designed and engineered to withstand hurricane force winds which was a major factor in selecting Sprung as the product of choice.

This temporary administrative base accommodates up to 300 Haitian government employees. It consists of offices equipped with desks, computers, and office supplies; information technology and communications equipment; electricity, water, and cooling systems; and sanitation equipment and facilities. It accommodates the Ministry of Public Health and Population, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC).

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