Engineers are converging on Haiti to assess the structural damage from the earthquake and to help other countries develop plans in case of a similar event. One engineer who recently arrived reported collapsed piers and cranes, several buildings submerged in water and extensive lateral spreading and liquefaction, among other problems. Anne Kiremidjian, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, says it could take 10 years to rebuild and explains what she thinks must be done to rebuild Haiti's infrastructure.

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