This high school is located at the heart of Petion-Ville, a highly dense suburb of Port-au-Prince. Even though more than 4,000 students attend the school in shifts on a daily basis, the building only has 20 classrooms and three temporary shelters serving as makeshift classrooms.
The three-story structure rests atop columns, causing a potential structural risk to the building. In the case of an earthquake, the building will be at great risk of collapsing, putting the lives of thousands of students at risk.
Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief has made it its mission to protect schools such as this one. To strengthen the school and save lives, Miyamoto Relief will use seismic fluid viscous dampers as a reinforcement to the schools existing structure. Fluid viscous dampers are an advanced earthquake engineering technology used in high seismic risk areas to prevent building damage and ensure life-safety.
Initial Site Inspection
Strengthening Plan Development Phase