Building Back Housing in Post-Disaster Situations

Basic Engineering Principles for Development Professionals: A Primer

January 2012

Prepared by Build Change and produced by International Resources Group (IRG) for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

This Primer introduces engineering and development professionals, USAID officers, and Host Country officials, to the basic steps, principles, and best practices in the process of selecting a model for planning and executing post-disaster homeowner-driven housing construction and reconstruction projects funded by USAID. It provides a road map for developing a project through planning, design, and implementation.

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