Tumen Township


In China, Build Change partners with the Tumen Township government and a local NGO to implement a successful technical assistance programs.

All elements are in place – Money – Technology – People.

Money: the government provided sufficient funding for rebuilding a basic house.

People: they provided enforcement (through our team of Chinese construction professionals) and incentives for following the standards.  Build Change empowered homeowners with the knowledge and technology to build safely (Read Xing Dayan’s Story).

Technology: confined masonry is the commonly preferred structural system, for which there was already a building code in China.  Our value-add was to make it understandable for homeowners, builders, and technical college students.