New from the Caribbean


Building codes from selected countries have been compiled on a new CD, which also contains a report that compares the building codes and practices in use in the Bahamas, CUBiC (the Caribbean Uniform Building Code), the Dominican Republic, the French Antilles, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, with a focus on design and construction of healthcare facilities. In addition, the CD-ROM contains a selection of hospital vulnerability assessments carried out in Aruba. Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Saint Lucia and Grenada have already implemented some of the recommendation made in the assessments.


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