The goal of Build Change’s programs is to create positive, sustainable change to construction practice for the most common types of buildings in order to make safe buildings available to people of all economic levels. To support this goal, Build Change develops and distributes a variety of technical resources, handbooks, posters and messages to teach about how to build earthquake-resistant homes.
Are structural connections important?
What are the Three Cs?
Design Package for 36 Square Meter Timber Frame House with Masonry Skirt and Ferro-cement Wall
Drawing Set – Timber Frame House with Masonry Skirt
Cost Estimate – Timber Frame House with Masonry Skirt
Construction Quality Inspection Checklist
Visual Based Construction Manual
Design for 36 Square Meter Confined Masonry House
Design Package for 36 sqm Confined Masonry House
Design for A Multiple Classroom School Building Retrofitting
Covers timber frame with masonry infill and confined masonry, the two most common structural systems for rural houses in Indonesia. Targeted at homeowners and builders. Includes common problems and how to solve them, simple pictures and graphics, the three C’s for safe construction, (configuration, connections and construction quality), and minimum standards for safe construction.
How to Build Strong and Sturdy Houses Manual – Bahasa
Build Change Indonesia Posters – English
Includes a design guideline for low-rise confined masonry buildings, common construction problems and how to solve them.
Build Change China Manual – English
Build Change Haiti Posters – Creole
Build Change Haiti Posters – English
Build Change Philippines Posters – English