Rebuild Nepal for Long-Term Safety

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Purchase a print from the Autodesk SketchBook Pro Art For Hope print store! All proceeds are matched by the Autodesk Foundation and go directly to Build Change to help support those displaced by the Nepal earthquake.


June 19, 2015

Founder and CEO Elizabeth Hausler Strand and Structural Engineer Paolo Zorzoli discussed their global experiences in post-disaster situations at TEDxPatanSalon on June 19th. The video will be available soon.

Mitigating disaster risk in informal communities

June 15, 2015

Architect Anna Calogero explains the Build Change model, which focuses on bringing together money, technology, and people to create permanent change in construction practices, in Doggerel, the online magazine of Arup in the Americas.

Build Change Selected for Sustainia100!

June 8, 2015

We are proud to be part of this year’s Sustainia100, with our project “Learning to Build Towards Disaster Resilience”.

Nepal Reconnaissance Report Released

May 31, 2015

Our post-earthquake reconnaissance team in Nepal has issued their report about building performance in urban, hillside urban, and rural affected areas, focusing on housing and schools.

How to Prevent More Deaths When the Earth Quakes

May 12, 2015

Build Change Founder and CEO Elizabeth Hausler Strand discusses the engineering behind earthquake-resistant building in Scientific American.

How the Private Sector Can Help Places Like Nepal

May 5, 2015

BRINK spoke with Elizabeth Hausler Strand, the Founder and CEO, about the challenges Nepal faces and how the private sector can prevent large-scale damage in the future.

Build Change.

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.

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Safer Houses.

Everyone, regardless of income and education, has the right to a safe home.

Safer Schools.

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.

Empowered Governments.

We work with governments to enforce building standards.

Highly Leveraged Donors and NGOs.

Reduce the cost per impact by choosing homeowner-driven reconstruction.


Tools for Safe Construction. For local education and for use by engineers and builders

New Building Guides
Retrofitting Guides
Building Materials
Videos, Booklets, & Posters
Post-Disaster Reconnaissance Reports



Safer People


Safer Buildings


People Trained


Jobs Created


Organizations Changed

Contact Us.

Please mail check or money order donations to International Headquarters

  • International Headquarters
    Build Change
    535 16th St., Suite 605
    Denver, CO 80202 USA
  • +1 303-953-2563



Making homes safer before natural disasters


Teaching retrofitting to make homes and schools safe


Rebuilding, retrofitting and creating jobs


Training vocational students, builders and homeowners to build safer homes


Creating long-term safety


Partnering with local government to rebuild and prepare for future natural disasters