Build Change completes detailed sub-sector housing studies to design and build safe houses that are culturally appropriate, preferred by homeowners, low cost, locally sustainable and disaster resistant.
Build Change also develops building manuals that are specific to the practices in the developing countries where they work in order to distribute them to local builders and homeowners.
Build Change trains local masons, carpenters, engineers and homeowners to use earthquake-resistant building techniques that are culturally accepted and easy to adopt with limited training and education. On-the-job training courses are led by Build Change’s local engineers and master masons and carpenters.
Build Change's mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes and typhoons in developing countries.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes