U.S. Embassy in Haiti built to survive earthquakes, winds

01/29/2010 | Engineering News-Record

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti withstood the massive earthquake that destroyed much of Port-au-Prince, largely because it was built to meet International Building Code standards. Under a design-build contract, Fluor Corp. built the embassy between 2005 and 2008 for $109 million to survive powerful seismic activity and strong winds.

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