EcoSouth case study in Barcelona

A workshop within the framework of the World Urban Forum is being organized by t he Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), together with the UN-Habitat Best Practice and Local Leadership Program (BLP), and BASIN partners. The workshop “Building bridges with the grassroots” will focus upon how the many examples of good practice in human settlement can be scaled up and will bring together 30 to 40 participants to discuss a briefing paper and a series of case studies. EcoSouth will present a case study about the dissemination of MCR in Latin America.

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Consultants

Martín Meléndez
Dominican
Civil Engineer
Spanish and English
Microconcrete roofing tiles (MCR), CP 40 (alternative cement), adobe, tapial, burnt clay bricks, social organization, workshop planning for MCR and alternative cement, setup and implementation of housing projects, disaster prevention in construction

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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.