March 16, 2015 Our sub-office in Lhoskeumawe, Indonesia is open! See this location.
December 2014 Eusi and Helen lost their home to Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. They received training and technical assistance from Build Change while they rebuilt their home, with support from partner Cordaid. Just two months after they completed their home, they sheltered 17 neighboring families from the powerful Typhoon Hagupit in December 2014.
October 2013 Build Change would not have been possible without Martin’s inspiration. Martin continues to serve on the board of directors.
August 22, 2014 Build Change secures local registration in the Philippines, which will enable stronger partnerships with the Philippines government in support of safe reconstruction and disaster risk mitigation throughout the country.
May 2014 Build Change signs a memorandum of agreement with the World Bank Global Program on Safer Schools. Build Change expands its mission to include schools as well as residential units.
May 2014 Sig Anderson joins the Build Change board of directors.
March 28, 2014 Rockefeller Foundation profiles Build Change’s work in the Philippines, featuring Build Change COO Gordon Goodell.
January 2014 Build Change registers in Indonesia as a local non-profit, Yayasan Bangunan Cemerlang Indonesia (YBCI), which means “brilliant building”, opening the door to local partnerships.
October 15, 2013 and November 8, 2013 Two events hit the Philippines; the Bohol earthquake kills 222 people and typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) wipes through the central Visayas, killing 6,340 and destroying 1.2 million homes and schools. Build Change decides to open a program in the Philippines.
July 2, 2013 A Mw= 6.2 earthquake hits near Takengon, Aceh, up in the coffee-growing mountains, killing 35 people and damaging or destroying 4,300 houses. With USAID OFDA support, Build Change starts an innovative, low cost per impact program to mobilize community members to provide technical assistance to over 2,500 homeowners to rebuild. Build Change implements a large-scale awareness program through radio and flyers, and is successful in convincing many homeowners to rebuild from timber instead of masonry.
Degenkolb Engineers, Build Change and the Haiti MTPTC win the SEAONC Award of Excellence for the Haiti Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit Guidelines. This award is for outstanding achievement in the development of structural engineering practice and concepts through the analysis, design, evaluation and/or testing of structures resulting in the preparation of a study, research project, guideline or reference standard. Click here to learn more.