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Terms of Reference – Rapid Damage Assessment (RDA) Consultant


Consultant to deliver a Rapid Damage Assessment (RDA) approach, methodology and training
PREPARE Program Trinidad and Tobago

Title: RDA Consultant
Based: Trinidad and Tobago
Period: April-August 2021
Duration: c. 60-90 days
Start date: 1 May 2021
Contracting Org: Miyamoto International Inc.
Expected regional travel: None

After a disaster, particularly a destructive earthquake, but also severe floods, landslides and windstorms, there is an urgent need to quickly check the integrity of buildings and transport networks affected by the event; to restore services and shelter the displaced. Should engineers and/or architects apply their own evaluation methodologies, there is a greater chance of conflicting evaluation reports among agencies and professionals. Such circumstance will add to the difficulties of the disaster response and recovery.

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IStructE Conference 2015

IStructE Conference 2015

The world-renowned London Eye established a new genre of high quality and technically advanced observation wheels. Designed and built from first principles in the exceptionally short timescale of just 16 months.

Dr.John Roberts acted as the Chief Engineer for the project consultant team and provides a fascinating insight into both the design and construction challenges and has a unique viewpoint on the subsequent projects.

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