About the Project

Welcome to the RUBBLE-HOUSE Research Project, a joint research effort sponsored by SPSU and Conscience International, Inc.

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Conscience International has built more than 30 RUBBLE-HOUSEs in Haiti and plans to increase the number to 1000. SPSU faculty & students, with their engineering expertise, volunteered to evaluate the performance of RUBBLE-HOUSEs built with current construction techniques and make recommendations to improve the seismic resistance without much increase in cost of construction.

For a better understanding, learn more at About the Project  

For more information about Conscience International's efforts in Haiti, visit:

For more information about Southern Polytechnic State University, visit:

Latest From the Project Log

  • 10/27/2011 Rubble removed from premises (courtesy ATS)   
    Posted Oct 28, 2011, 6:52 AM by Jacob David
  • 10/7/2011 (w/Video) Rubble house demolition (service provided by ATS).    
    Posted Oct 31, 2011, 8:00 PM by Jacob David
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We expect to have strong faculty and student participation throughout the project.  If you have any ideas, questions/concerns, or want to volunteer, please contact us!

General Information:

Faculty Advisors:
Dr. Fatih Oncul (CET), foncul@spsu.edu
Dr. Wasim Barham (CE), wbarham@spsu.edu
Dr. Metin Oguzmert (CE), moguzmer@spsu.edu