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Haiti’s disaster of engineering: Peter Haas on TED.com

“Haiti was not a natural disaster,” says TED Fellow Peter Haas: “It was a disaster of engineering.” As the country rebuilds after January’s deadly quake, are bad old building practices creating another ticking time bomb? Haas’s group, AIDG, is helping Haiti’s builders learn modern building and engineering practices, to assemble a strong country brick by brick. (Recorded at the TED Senior Fellows conference at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 8:30)

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