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MOROCCO - 2012

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS - COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHAPTER - MOROCCO TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team has engineered a simple suspension bridge to span two sides of a rural Moroccan community.

From July 5 – July 17, 2011, a team travelled to Ait Bayoud, Morocco to complete an initial community and bridge site assessment.

From January 4 – January 14, 2012, a team travelled to Ait Bayoud, Morocco to complete final assessment of the bridge site.

From May 16- June 28, 2012, an implementation team began constructing the pedestrian bridge that the group has been working on for the past year and a half.

From January 9 – January 19, 2013, a team traveled to Ait Bayoud, Morocco for an assessment trip of the current bridge and future water project.

From May 23 – June 26, 2013, 2 implementation teams comprised of Tamar Caplan, Jennifer Mahan, Mitu Bhattatiry, Niger Little-Poole, Devin McManus, Nitesh Menon, Chloe Nguy, Tiffany Ong, Adam Sherman, and Eric Simmons with mentors Anthony Clark, Brian Phelps, Dean Challes, Melanie Cragnolin, Robin Lee, and Andrea Shear completed the construction of the 210′ suspension bridge.

From January 5- January 14, 2014, a team began assessment for the new water supply project for Izgouaren and Ilguiloda and completed inspection and maintenance on the bridge.

Additional technical details about the project and what was involved may be found here.

DOMINICA - 2018

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

HUMANITARIAN / ENGINEER VOLUNTEER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 18, 2017: Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Dominica.  Every home and building on the island was affected, some, beyond repair.

Engineers Without Borders was contacted by the United Nations Development Program for engineering assistance during the disaster recovery effort.  

The Dominican Ministry of Housing was assisted by volunteers in developing an assessment program for the 30,000 structures  on the island damaged by Hurricane Maria.  Ministry employees were trained in the classroom and in the field on proper assessment techniques and methods.

Hurricane damaged home in Dominica - Damage assessment report and photographs by Melanie Cragnolin

The disaster recovery effort has been a true team effort.  Support has poured in from around the world.  A prime example of the team work is on display during the extensive repairs required at The Dominican State College which were made possible by a joint effort from The People's Republic of China, the Government of Cuba and The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as well as Engineers Without Borders and the United Nations Development Program. 

 

Work on the island is on-going as we approach the one-year anniversary of the storm.  For more information, or to find out how you can help, please contact Engineers Without Borders or the United Nations Development Fund.

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