Grenada Hurricane Resilent Home Reconstruction Program G(HR)2

          The Grenada Hurricane Resilient Home Reconstruction Program G-(HR)2 is being executed by the Organization of American States’ Department of Sustainable Development (OAS/DSD) with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), as part of the development and technical assistance program established within the framework of the post-Ivan reconstruction process initiated after September 2004. Under the G-(HR)2 Program, the Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Project will be implemented during a 2-year period from November, 2006 to September, 2008, and is aimed at establishing a Residential Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Mechanism that is capable of improving the resiliency to natural hazards of the country’s residential constructions.

      The primary outcome to be generated is the strengthening of the Grenada Building sector’s institutional and technical capacities for reducing the risks and impacts associated with natural hazards, particularly in the middle-income residential built environment. This to be achieved through:

        • Increasing the technical capabilities of the governmental institutions and agencies involved in the construction sector for monitoring and enforcing the country’s prescribed construction regulations;

        • Enhancing the local building professionals’ technical capacities to integrate natural hazards resilient construction designs and practices in their works, while creating an enabling environment for the emergence of the necessary pre-requisites capable of improving their legislative framework of functioning; and

        • Supporting the local financial institutions (Mortgage and Insurances agencies) in integrating safer construction practices in their operational mechanisms, by intensifying their involvement as primary means for achieving natural hazards resiliency in the middle-income building sector.

        Project Documents

        Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Project

        1. Executive Summary

        2. Press Releases and Speeches l