UN-Habitat and Local Partners Collaborate on Design for 610 Resilient Homes in Capiz

Rebuilding for a better urban future

UN-Habitat Project Manager Robert Deutsch and Shelter Expert Chrispin Ojiambo at a design meeting with UAP members  Emmanuel Espino, Al Berdugo, and Edver Francisco. UN-Habitat Project Manager Robert Deutsch and Shelter Expert Chrispin Ojiambo at a design meeting with UAP members Emmanuel Espino, Al Berdugo, and Edver Francisco.

As part of the Post-Yolanda Support for Safer Homes and Settlement Project funded by the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat will be building 610 houses in  around 30 communities in the provinces of Capiz and Iloilo.  As the project operates using a community-driven approach, it also includes the training of local skilled workers on construction methods for building strong shelters, as well as the repair and improvement of key community infrastructure such as drainages.

Design of the shelters was developed in collaboration with  the Capiz chapter of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) while the structural integrity was checked by the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines.  The design is now being finalized even as  technical site assessment and beneficiary selection are ongoing.

Study models of the wooden roof structure. Study models…

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