Unites States donates $100K for earthquake structural assessment

Mexico City, November 1, 2017 – The US Government, through USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, continues to provide assistance to Mexico in the aftermath of the September 19 earthquake. To support much-needed inspections of homes, schools, and businesses damaged by the earthquake, USAID/OFDA is providing $100K to the global engineering firm Miyamoto International, which will work together with and train Mexican engineers on detailed structural assessment techniques.  The project will also assist the government of CDMX developing the logistical and regulatory framework that will allow these private sector engineers to efficiently and effectively perform structural assessments on the estimated 4,000 buildings that require them.  As a result of this assistance, people will be able to know with certainty if their damaged homes are repairable, or make the hard decision to seek new homes should their residences be deemed too dangerous.  This is yet another sign of the US-Mexico good neighbor relationship, coming to the need of one another when it’s most urgent.

*Photo: Miyamoto International Facebook page