Build Change would like to share with national and international agencies involved in the Hurricane Matthew response in Haiti the list of resources below. These resources are useful references for the successful implementation of homeowner-driven construction programs. If correctly implemented homeowner-driven construction programs have demonstrated to be an effective and sustainable response to disaster, creating potential for safer development.

Homeowner-Driven Construction Programs

Seismic Retrofit of Housing in Post-Disaster Situations – Basic Engineering Principles for Development Professionals: A Primer

By Build Change

Site and Retaining Wall Hazard Mitigation in Post-Disaster Situations: A Primer

By Build Change

Building Back Housing in Post-Disaster Situations – Basic Engineering Principles for Development Professionals: A Primer

By Build Change

Owner-Driven Housing Reconstruction Guidelines

By International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Homeowner-Driven Construction Programs in Haiti

“Build Earthquake-Resistant Houses in Haiti” in Innovations Journal, Fall 2010

By Dr. Elizabeth Hausler

Implementing a Homeowner-Driven Construction Program: Guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, and Recommendations

By Build Change

Homeowner-Driven Housing Reconstruction and Retrofitting in Haiti: Lessons Learned, 4 Years After the Earthquake

By Build Change

Guide de Renforcement Parasismique et Paracyclonique
National Retrofitting Guidelines for Haiti. January, 2013.

By Build Change
Contributing Author, Ministère de Travaux Publics, Transports et Communication.

Community-Based School Reconstruction

Safer Schools, Resilient Communities: A Comparative Assessment of School Safety after the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes

By Rebekah Faci-Green, Bishnu Pandey & Robert Friedman – Risk RED

Builder Training

A Practical Handbook for Safe Housing Expansion

By Build Change

Retrofit Photo Guide: A Visual Aid for the Execution of Seismic Retrofit
(Also available in Haitian Creole)

By Build Change

Sekrè konstryksyon masonry chene
A booklet for builders and homeowners showing pictures of safe and unsafe implementation of 107 construction practices commonly used in Haiti

By Build Change

“Kay parasismik – Boit Sekre”
A foldable house showing the principles of confined masonry

By Build Change

Blockmaker Training

Challenges and Opportunities in the Production and Purchase of Good Quality Blocks

By Build Change