Saturday, July 12, 2008

Ball is finally rolling

Just got word the USAID Building Forensic Task Force was formed (sounds military-ish) and I was put in as the lead for the technical side of it (with the help of an architect and database admin for the massive about of data that will be collected). There are hundreds of existing buildings, from health clinics to schools to community centres that needs to be organize and prioritize based on type of construction, occupancy, earthquake zone, to name a few. And with this prioritized list, we can then start heading into the field and conducting, as what USAID likes to call it, forensic engineering assessments. Now I see why they shoved the word "forensic" into my job title.

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