According to the Associated Press, Haiti's government is banning the use of quarry sand from structural construction in an attempt to improve building safety.
Poor construction is blamed for the collapse of many buildings in the Jan. 12 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people. read the full story
I suggest you visit www.constructionjobsinhaiti.com if you are in the construction industry to learn more about the new Job opportunities in Haiti. According to Haiti's Prime Minister, it will take three years just to remove the rubble! Then another 10 years to rebuild. Other experts have estimated the construction project may continue for 20 years or more. Meanwhile, construction jobs in the US dropped by 75,000 in January.
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