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Construction Quality and Safety

Construction Quality and Safety
Every building constructed by Arcotec withstood the 7.3 magnitude earthquake of January 2010, protecting the lives of their occupants. The sturdiness of our construction draws on our years of experience building in Haiti’s environment. 

We observe strict anti-seismic (earthquake resistance) and other natural disaster resistance construction codes—International Building Code (IBC) and California Building Code post-earthquake—that make our buildings resistant to earthquakes. We also adopted the Florida Building Code for resistance to hurricanes. 

Arcotec has implemented and continues to improve a quality assurance system that is not typical in Haiti: for example, we regularly test our aggregates and construction materials to ensure they will have maximum strength. When working on particularly complex projects, we contract with third-party firms for construction audits. 

 
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