This from the RIAI:
Haiti Reconstruction - RKD Architects
RKD has been participating in an initiative concerned with working on redevelopment in Haiti and has been liaising with a US-based non-profit organisation called Architecture for Humanity (AFH) http://www.architectureforhumanity.org
They are seeking construction professionals including architects, structural and civil engineers, surveyors and quantity surveyors to carry out voluntary field work there.
Architecture for Humanity need volunteer professionals at the rebuilding centre they are establishing in Port-au-Prince and are looking for smart professionals with great gobs of common sense and an ability to work in rough conditions.
Architecture for Humanity provides lodgings and daily subsistence. While they do not provide the cost of travel, RKD Architects would be prepared to pay for airline tickets for up to 5 volunteers who would be prepared to go for a period of 3-6 months.
From their website, AFH are providing support to assist community partners and NGOâ€™s in the design and construction of housing and civic infrastructure destroyed by the earthquake:-
1. Housing for underserved/low-income populations
2. Transitional/Permanent Educational Facilities
3. Childcare Facilities
4. Health Clinic Facilities
5. Other public/civic institutions and infrastructure as required
â€¢ Training in safe and sustainable building practices (Building 101 classes and manual)
â€¢ Structural assessment training and tools
â€¢ GIS and mapping support for community-level planning and assessments
â€¢ Technical support and capacity building in green building practices
In addition, the Rebuilding Centre will offer on-going design services to community partners and NGOâ€™s for specific building projects, including but not limited, to:
â€¢ Needs assessment
â€¢ Site feasibility analysis
â€¢ Community-based design services
â€¢ Consulting on sustainable and green building practices
â€¢ Contract documents/ bid/tender process
â€¢ Construction documents and technical specifications
â€¢ Construction administration
â€¢ Post-occupancy analysis
If you are interested in taking on the challenge of this work (for whatever period), please contact David Browne at RKD before Friday, 14 May 2010 â€“ email@example.com
If I was 20 years younger I'd go
If anyone does contact David would you ask him what exactly "great gobs of common sense"