PONCE, Puerto Rico – The global earthquake and structural engineering firm Miyamoto International has opened a permanent Puerto Rico office to share its expertise with communities, commercial sector, local and state governments in earthquake impacted Puerto Rico.
“Miyamoto’s mission is to make the world a better, safer place while protecting the people and economy in areas of high earthquake risk.”, said Sabine Kast, Director of International Programs for Miyamoto. Ponce will mark the 21st office Miyamoto has opened in areas of high seismic activity worldwide.
“We are committed to Puerto Rico for not only recovery but long-term safety and economic expansion,” CEO Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto, S.E. said.
Miyamoto’s Ponce office will be led by expert structural engineer Ivan Hernandez, P.E. who has provided expert structural engineering and construction quality control services in Puerto Rico for the past 20 years.
Miyamoto’s focus in Puerto Rico will be on repair and strengthening engineering for homes, schools, government and commercial buildings.
Miyamoto will be working alongside Puerto Rican and international engineers to build capacity on seismic resilient reconstruction.
“We will work closely with affected communities to help understand and access their individual needs.”, Hernandez said.