Key Findings in August
Eighty-five percent of respondents have consulted an engineer for their reconstruction. The majority of respondents received some sort of technical guidance from the engineer that visited their construction site (57 percent), while others were mostly told their house was compliant (36 percent). Only two percent were
told by engineers that they needed to make any corrections. Among the 15 percent who have not consulted an engineer, the main reason given was that they have not having begun to reconstruct. This indicates that people are only consulting engineers once they have started building, not in advance.
According to reconstruction partners, such as the Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP), advanced consultation could help make the process more effective for homeowners, by ensuring they start out on the right foot.