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After the devastating blast in the Lebanese capital in August 2020, Beirut was left to rebuild much of the area around the port. SARAID, a UK-based volunteer force, took charge to work with local engineering teams in this effort. A team was set up to specifically research country construction methods and collate information from previous structural assessment responses. SARAID was able to compile assessments and advice to assist local engineering teams in continuing the job. They found that different materials are impacted differently by disasters. For example, concrete will fare better in a blast since the concrete is mobilized by the time the force is over. It was found that 88% of the buildings within the blast radius are habitable. 11 teams of engineers are working efficiently to rebuild the highly developed infrastructure while adhering to design codes that will increase resilience to any future disasters.

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