Posted by on Feb 18, 2013
Related program: Haiti Rebuilding Center
Update by Sven Kalim from CIM School updates.
On Thursday, February 14th, Yves Francois (YCF Group), Abe Lynn (Degenkolb), and Kate Evarts (AFH) organized a brief talk and walkthrough with the students of
Abe explained some basic structural principles and their application in the design of the building, while Yves Francois (YCF Group) spoke about the need for good education and qualified professionals in the construction industry in Haiti. The discussion was followed by a tour of the construction site, and a talk by Yves about the importance of good quality materials in construction.
The students had the opportunity to ask a few questions, and we even did a block test -- dropping a block from shoulder height -- to show them that the quality of the materials being used in the construction of their building are top notch.
The block we tested remained intact.