August 5, 2021

The Patience of Job: Improving the Sub-division Approval Process in Jamaica

Land development for residential and non-residential purposes represents over 8 percent of the country’s GDP based on the... View Article

August 5, 2021

Airport Obstacle Limitation Surfaces and Urban Planning

An obstacle limitation surface (OLS) is a 3D surface that defines the limits that objects may project in... View Article

August 5, 2021

Fuel Storage Permitting in Jamaica: Risks and Process

A fuel storage facility is defined by the NWA Developer’s and Investment Manual, Volume 2: Section 1 as... View Article

August 5, 2021

Hotter, Hotter: Impacts and Solutions for HVAC Systems Under Climate Change

Climate Change has and will continue to result in increased air temperature and consequently, higher HVAC operating costs.... View Article

August 5, 2021

Breaking Rocks: Quality Control Issues in Coastal Structures

The start of numerous coastal protection projects across the Caribbean has seen traditional civil works contractors venturing into... View Article

August 5, 2021

Rough Landing in Infrastructure and Land Development: Quality Control Issues and Costs

Construction accounts of about a third of the global capital formation (World Bank 2018) and corruption and quality... View Article

August 5, 2021

A Sticky Situation: Contemporary Issues in a Physical Scale Model of Coastal Structures

Physical scale models offer a unique opportunity to test the stability of empirical designs and observe run-up and... View Article

August 5, 2021

Flying High: Airports and Climate Change Risks

Airports are unique infrastructure assets that are particularly vulnerable and also very important in the socio-economic landscape of... View Article

August 5, 2021

Risks to Returns: Economics of natural hazards and climate change adaptation projects

Scarce resources and high demand for climate adaptation and mitigation in developing countries make applications for funding competitive.... View Article

August 5, 2021

Developmental versus Climate Change costs: What’s the difference?

Fiscal constraints make Caribbean governments anxious to source grant funding to address increasing climate related damages. Application for... View Article

August 5, 2021

Opportunities and challenges in construction of steel frame office buildings

Recently in Jamaica, numerous large buildings have been erected quickly as a result of steel frame construction. While... View Article

August 5, 2021

The role of construction monitoring in Engineering works

The practice of construction monitoring in Jamaica is often side lined, while other aspects of project management are... View Article

August 5, 2021

Mesoscale Hazard modelling of Small Island States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a group of 52 countries and territories, mainly islands, so designated by... View Article

October 1, 2017

Coastal resilience through flume studies

Resilience and cost optimizing in large coastal projects can be key to go or no go. CEAC recently acquired and... View Article

March 4, 2016

Climate Change and Infrastructure

Climate change is underway at greater than 95% certainty and recent analysis suggest changes in extreme precipita@on and... View Article