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Devastating Earthquake Strikes Nepal

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Support disaster-resistant reconstruction of houses and schools in Nepal.

Structures Congress 2015

April 25, 2015

Lisbeth Blaisdell, Build Change Director of Engineering, presents as a panelist in The Role of Structural Engineers in Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction at the Structures Congress 2015 in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, April 25 at 8 a.m.

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.

Protecting Families by Fixing Unsafe Homes

March 15, 2015

No family should have to live in a home that will collapse during an earthquake or major storm. Here’s why retrofitting is important:

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.

Impacts.

47,027
Safer Buildings

235,325
Safer People

23,876
People Trained

10,956
Jobs Created

25
Organizations Changed

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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
  • info@buildchange.org

Locations.

Colombia.

Making homes safer before natural disasters


Guatemala.

Teaching retrofitting to make homes and schools safe


Haiti.

Rebuilding, retrofitting and creating jobs


Indonesia.

Training  vocational students, builders and homeowners to build safer homes


Philippines.

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