Rebuild Nepal for Long-Term Safety

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Why is retrofitting important? It saves lives in future natural disasters.

That is why we have launched a 50‐house retrofitting project in Colombia with Caja de la Vivienda Popular, Swiss Re Foundation, and RMS!

Thank you to the Autodesk Foundation and Micro‐Documentaries for producing this video.

ANA, the largest airline in Japan, has launched its Blue Wing Wings for Change program

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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.

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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.

Berkeley Distinguished Alumni Lecture

October 8, 2015

Elizabeth Hausler Strand delivers the 2015 UC-Berkeley Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Academy of Distinguished Alumni Fall Distinguished Lecture at UC-Berkeley’s Sibley Auditorium.

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 27, 2015

Elizabeth Hausler Strand speaks at the Future of Housing session at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.

5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, Hong Kong

September 3, 2015

Kate Landry, Build Change Director of Programs & Partnerships in the Philippines, presents at the workshop “How can the right housing policies empower communities to withstand climate change-related disasters?

1st Iberoamerican Congress on Housing

July 21-22, 2015

Michael Collins, Director of Education, and Juan Caballero, Director of Programs and Partnerships for Latin America, presented about Build Change’s experience in improving the structural safety of homes in informal neighborhoods in Haiti at the 1st Iberoamerican Congress on Housing, “Living in Concrete 2015“, in Guatemala City.

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”.

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