Rebuild Nepal for Long-Term Safety

Donate to Nepal Earthquake Fund

Read the full appeal.

UPDATE: On May 12, 2015, a second strong earthquake struck Nepal. We are relieved to report that our team is unharmed.

Latest News.

Seventh National Conference on Earthquake Engineering

May 27-29, 2015

Build Change will present on its retrofitting procedure developed for Colombia at the Seventh National Conference on Earthquake Engineering at Mario Laserna University in Bogotá, Colombia.

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 soften the blow of disasters

April 21, 2015

Elizabeth Hausler Strand, Founder and CEO, wrote about the impact of the private sector on disaster-resistant buildings, on the World Economic Forum blog.

Teacher actively involved during practical training

Build Change.

Saving lives in earthquakes and typhoons by working with people in emerging nations to design and build safe houses and schools and to make existing buildings safe.

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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.


Safer Buildings

Safer People

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