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.
December 2, 2015
Director of Engineering Lizzie Blaisdell to present 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.”
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.
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”.
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.