By Eduardo Fierro and Cynthia Perry.

2010, The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER).

This preliminary report is based on field reconnaissance by Eduardo Fierro, President of BFP Engineers, Inc. in Berkeley, California. Mr. Fierro left Berkeley on January 12, traveled to Santiago DR, and along with several Dominican engineers from IDISDEN, was on the ground in Port-au-Prince on Thursday January 14. His photos and observations were made from January 14 to 20, 2010. The primary objective of this initial trip was to observe the performance of building structures, industrial facilities, and infrastructure from a structural engineering perspective. This report documents places and structures that Mr. Fierro personally observed during his initial visit including Port-au-Prince, Cite Soleil, Petion Ville, Carrefour, and other towns en route to Leogane.

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