This video and article detail how Build Change’s process works with builders and their communities around the world to create a safer future.
Why is retrofitting important? It saves lives in future natural disasters.
Thank you to the Autodesk Foundation and Micro‐Documentaries for producing this video.
Share, Fly, and Donate Miles
Each time you buy a flight, or share an article from our Changemaker page to social media, ANA donates to Build Change. You can also donate your ANA Mileage.
Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine
February 1, 2016
Our own Jennifer Pazdon wrote this article on Build Change’s programs for Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine.
OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge
January 28, 2016
Our project to build resilience in the slums of Metro Manila through retrofitting was one of 8 winners of the OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge.
December 2, 2015
Director of Engineering Lizzie Blaisdell presented at the “Inspiration to Impact” session at Autodesk University in Las Vegas
World Economic Forum Blog
October 19, 2015
Elizabeth Hausler Strand and Juan Caballero write a blog for the World Economic Forum on “How Colombia is Preparing for its Next Earthquake.”
The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk & Resilience
Build Change’s work in Nepal is utilized in this report on “Building Resilience in Nepal through Public-Private Partnerships.”
Berkeley Distinguished Alumni Lecture
October 8, 2015
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand delivers the 2015 UC-Berkeley Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Academy of Distinguished Alumni Fall Distinguished Lecture.
Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and windstorms by empowering people in emerging nations to build homes and schools that will protect their families and children.
Everyone, regardless of income and education, has the right to a safe home.
Kids should focus on learning, not whether or not their school will collapse in an earthquake.
Trained Construction Workforce.
Hands-on training works for engineers, masons, carpenters and homeowners.
Better Building Materials and More Jobs.
Three goals: stronger building materials, greater incomes, and lower environmental impacts.
We work with governments to enforce building standards.
Highly Leveraged Donors and NGOs.
Reduce the cost per impact by choosing homeowner-driven reconstruction.