Building a Culture of Earthquake Resistant Construction Practices Among Day Laborers in Haiti

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Building a Culture of Earthquake Resistant Construction Practices Among Day Laborers in Haiti

Haití
Tipo de organización: 
Sin fines de lucro / ONG / Sector Civil
Presupuesto: 
$250,000 - $500,000
Resumen del Proyecto
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Después del terremoto del 12/01/10 en Puerto Príncipe Haití, AIDG, en cooperación con el Centro Multidisciplinario de Ingeniería Sísmica de la Universidad de Buffalo y los Ingenieros Consultores de KPFF, comenzaron la inspección de 1.500 estructuras q habían sufrido daños. Lo q estos equipos observaron fueron los mismos errores en la construcción q aparecían una y otra vez. La fuente de esos errores era 1 mano de obra no calificada, q aprendió acerca de las prácticas de construcción básicas apropiadas p/ construcción en zonas sísmicas. AIDG ha capacitado a 10.000 albañiles en mampostería p/ cerrar la brecha del déficit de conocimiento esta brecha.

About Project

Problema: ¿Qué problema está tratando de abordar este proyecto?

Informal sector day laborers in Haiti and people living in housing built by these construction workers. Workers who have taken our courses can demand higher wages in the market place. People living in seismic risk zones get safer housing. AIDG is trying to influence practices in the construction boom that is about to take place, not just in Port Au Prince but across the country including Cap Haitien, Borgne Limbe, Milot, La Gonave, Gonaives, Jacmel, Leogane.

Solución: cuál es la solución propuesta? Por favor sé específico!

Currently in Haiti skills training on earthquake resistant construction is aimed at longer duration sessions for more established construction professionals. AIDG is reaching out to informal sector laborers throughout the country and is focusing on simple specific failure points in a one day training session. In building inspections and from interviews with construction professionals in country it is clear that many of the failure points can be the result of one person's bad workmanship. Most earthquake resistant construction courses in Haiti right now are aimed at giving a few hundred people detailed training. AIDG is the only groups in Haiti focusing on getting this training out to 10,000 day laborers across the country to try and influence practices in the on the job learning and apprenticeship system that trains new laborers. We focus on a few basic techniques that will make buildings safer instead of a detailed curriculum for a sampling of workers. Our goal is to change of few points of how Haitian builders teach each other to build, instead of just providing training to a few workers in Port Au Prince involved in reconstruction. To date we have trained over 2000 workers.
Impact: How does it Work

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To date we've trained over 2000 masons. We are developing a retest for a statistically viable sample of the masons we have trained to determine knowledge retained. We are developing SMS based surveys to determine number of buildings constructed and lives impacted over the next 5 years, which will be a critical time for construction in Haiti.
Sobre ti
Organización:
AIDG
Sobre ti
Nombre

Peter

Apellido

Haas

Sobre tu organización
Nombre de la organización

AIDG

Teléfono de la organización

800-401-3860

Dirección de la organización

PO Box 104, Weston, MA 02493

País de la organización

, MA

Países en donde este proyecto está creando impacto social
¿Cuánto tiempo ha estado operando la organización?

Más de 5 años

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Innovación
¿En qué fase está el proyecto?

Operando menos de un año

Compartir la historia del fundador y lo que inspiró al fundador para iniciar este proyecto

This project was started by AIDG after inspecting 1500 buildings after the earthquake and seeing the same failure points again and again. AIDG's mission is to promote the use of appropriate technology to solve issues of basic infrastructure for undeserved communities. The extent of building collapse in Haiti represented the largest failure of infrastructure AIDG has ever faced. Chilean style confined masonry provided a simple appropriate technology solution.

Seeing people not waiting to rebuild and a the actors addressing the problem relative moving painfully slowly relative to the scale of the issue AIDG worked with Haiti Rewired and KPFF consulting engineers to pull together a curriculum that would solve the major mistakes we witnessed in building failures, while also being accessible to day laborers and the general populace. We have now used this curriculum (available here in English: http://aidg.org/documents/CM-Handout%20MASTER%20v3%20English.pdf) with over 2000 masons with fantastic results and acceptance. We set a goal of reaching 10,000 masons with this curriculum with the intention of creating a critical mass of masons who would propegate basic confined masonry practice throughout Haiti.

Impacto social
¿Cuántas personas han sido afectadas por el proyecto?

1,001 - 10,000

¿Cuántas personas podrían verse afectadas por el proyecto en los próximos tres años?

Más de 10,000

¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto y cómo piensa resolverlas?

Funding is the primary barrier, we bet heavily on getting reconstruction funding, that process did not move forward fast enough for us. As a result we scaled back the organization and restructured the trainings to be viable on a smaller staff. We're at a state right now that is supportable with our grassroots private fundraising while we continue to pursue larger grants.

¿Cómo va a evolucionar tu proyecto durante los próximos tres años?

We aim to train the 10,000 masons and look deeply through surveys at how much we are changing general practice in construction. After we have provided training to the first 10,000 workers we will look to transfer the training curriculum off to long term trade educational institutions and universities to embed the knowledge in the existing educational system.

Sostenibilidad
Por cada selección, por favor explica el apoyo financiero y no financiero de cada uno.

AIDG has gotten a full range of support on this project including significant elp from KPFF consulting engineers and the municipal governments in Cap Haitien, Leoganne, and Delmas (in Port Au Prince). A more complete list of supporters can be found at http://www.aidg.org/confinedmasonry

¿Cómo vas a hacer crecer y / o diversificar tu base de apoyo en los próximos tres años?

We aim to get one significant foundation commitment in the $100,000-$200,000 range and we aim to get a commitment from the IHRC in the $100,000-$200,000 range. In the meantime we aim to continue to cobble together support where we can to keep the program running.

Colaboración
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Asistencia técnica, Trabajo, Infraestructura, Desarrollo urbano, Desarrollo rural.

¿Tu innovación está haciendo frente a los obstáculos en el mercado del mejoramiento del hogar / construcción progresiva de la vivienda? Si es así, por favor describir en detalle sus mecanismos de intervención.

It is addressing the basic training received by the informal sector labor pool that is responsible for the majority of the construction in Haiti. Our trainings include both small group private sessions of under 30 workers and larger stadium sized trainings of several hundred masons, where theory is presented en masse and hands on working groups of 10-20 masons get separated out for the practical sessions.

¿Estás colaborando con empresas privadas, o se han asociado con empresas privadas en el pasado? ¿Con qué empresas?

KPFF consulting engineers is our primary partner for the project.

Por favor, describa en detalle la naturaleza de la asociación(es)

KPFF provides certified structural engineers and and helps us locate union masons from the US who help with the trainings.

Selecciona la unidad(es) con la que se formó la asociación

Otras (por favor especificar).