ERAs Test New Building Technology

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ERAs Test New Building Technology

Thanks to a partnership between Paso Colombia and Bay-Build, a pilot structure was assembled at the Rural Alternative School in Miranda, Cauca. The building is a technological innovation that can be raised in less than a day. Made of galvanized steel, the structure’s high standards of engineering increase its resistance to earthquakes. As Stephen Gardner, founder of Bay-Build, explains: “this building system allows to create strong structures which then will be integrated with local technologies as guadua or bricks”.

Bay-Build is an organization that has a certified framing system that offers housing solutions and infrastructure for zones that require humanitarian aid or are advancing development efforts. With this new partnership the framing system will be used to build agricultural infrastructures that will contribute to the development of currently established projects at the Rural Alternative Schools (ERAs).

The goal is to construct 40 buildings in different areas throughout Colombia. The final use and design of these buildings will be decided according to the needs of the beneficiaries and the available local resources of each space. The use of local materials and suppliers reduces costs and construction times and generates income for the beneficiary communities.