Experience and engagement

EcoSouth draws upon almost two decades of experience with MCR, and its pool of international consultants not only have provided technological assistance and courses, but also have been involved in scientific investigation and in developing excellent tile-making equipment.

South-south technology transfer

Beyond Latin America, EcoSouth experts have been pivotal in introducing the technology of Micro Concrete Roofing throughout the globe, with specific impacts in Tajikistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Namibia. Knowledge-sharing with organizations in Asia, Africa, and Central Asia reinforces the EcoSouth idea of south-south interchange. International experience and technical knowledge combined with solid language skills allows technology transfer and attention in Spanish, English, Russian, German and French.

This knowledge and overview has contributed to developing a reliable monitoring system for MCR, which allows an up-to-date overview of the technology throughout the world. Multi-disciplinary teams plan human settlements that incorporate disaster prevention into their designs. It is worth mentioning that MCR tiles have withstood powerful hurricanes and earthquakes.

The EcoSouth pool of consultants guide and provide technical support for two dynamic regional MCR projects in Latin America and one in southern Africa. Monitoring of MCR producers in Ghana and technological update to Cameroon, forms part of the emerging African networking activities.

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Estuardo QuispilloEstuardo Quispillo
Constructions technician
Expert in construction and operation of the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln, VSBK (HVC, Horno Vertical Contínuo)
Installation, training and setup of workshops of MicroConcrete Roofing tiles


In 2005, SofoNic has started a dual education program for masons in Nicaragua, using its house-building programs as a base. Teaming up with the local technical school in Jinotepe they are graduating about ten masons every year since. Most f them have found jobs in construction or have started a business on their own. SofoNic has contracted several of them as master masons in the reconstruction programs in Haiti.