Jamaican Builders Help Rebuild Haiti

1 March 2010 (Last Updated March 1st, 2010 18:30)

Jamaican architecture professionals have offered the use of national codes and processes to the Haitian Government to aid the rebuilding efforts following the devastating earthquake in January. The Jamaican building code, which was completed in 2009, will be enforced under the Jamaica B

Jamaican architecture professionals have offered the use of national codes and processes to the Haitian Government to aid the rebuilding efforts following the devastating earthquake in January.

The Jamaican building code, which was completed in 2009, will be enforced under the Jamaica Building Code Act when it is passed.

The code meets international standards for energy conservation, fire safety, plumbing and fuel gas safety.

The Jamaican building code is expected to help as it meets similar geological and climatic conditions as those found on the island of Haiti.