Dear Reader: This Home Strengthening Guide is the College’s gift to the people of the Caribbean. It contains sufficient information to economically strengthen your timber or masonry house to increase its likelihood of surviving earthquakes and hurricanes. While the Guide allows you to economically strengthen your house, for completeness, let me recommend that you read … Continue reading

Distorting the Construction Market Place

It is generally agreed that many Caribbean economies are in crisis.  Economists normally view activity in the construction industry as a reliable indicator of the state of the economy.  However, the market place in which the construction industry operates is distorted to the point where it may not be an indicator that economists can confidently … Continue reading