The Rebuilding Center Team in Port au Prince recently completed two clinics in collaboration with Merlin. Both clinics,Caravelle and Turbe are recognized by Haiti’s Ministry of Health (MSPP) and after years of neglect were damaged by the January 2010 earthquake. The work conducted involved structural repairs, and related carpentry, plumbing and electrical as well as upgrades to a laboratory and cosmetics including interior and exterior paint.
These clinics were structurally retrofitted and renovated which inherently includes complications and detailed structural assessments. Rick Ehlert, P.E. specified the design of the works. Construction was carried out under strict supervision to ensure the quality of materials and the construction itself adhered to the intent of the drawings and specifications. Both buildings were designed and built with reference to Ministry of Public Works guidelines in an effort to strengthen the institutional relevance of these guidelines and promote their adoption.
Caravelle under construction
Caravelle interior complete
Typical page from the drawing set