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A Helping Hand – Builders Without Borders

Senior Living Magazine article (May 2016) Indonesia, Algeria, Qatar – pit stops in the busy career of retired civil engineer Brian Boone. And now Haiti. As a member of Vancouver-based Builders Without Borders, Brian is helping to rebuild a trade school heavily damaged in the devastating Haitian earthquake of 2010…

Iron resolve moves Haiti trades school rebuild forward

Daily Commercial News article (March 9, 2016) Volunteer ironworkers got more than they expected on a recent trip to Haiti to help in the reconstruction of Ecole Lakay, reports a Canadian Construction Association (CCA) official…

Trade School L’Ecole Lakay

Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CICS) article (February 29, 2016) Canadian Steel Industry gives back with trade school rebuild in Haiti - The École Lakay Project On January 12, 2010 the Caribbean country of Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks that left hundreds of thousands of people dead or injured and over one million homeless…

Helping Rebuild

CBC News (February 15, 2016)

B.C. ironworkers help rebuild quake-ravaged Haiti trade school

Times Colonist article (February 15, 2016) Union members team up with Builders Without Borders group. A crew of B.C. ironworkers has raised spirits in Haiti after helping rebuild a trade school that crumbled during an earthquake six years ago…

B.C. ironworkers help rebuild quake-ravaged Haiti trade school

The Province article (February 14, 2016) A crew of B.C. ironworkers has raised spirits in Haiti after helping rebuild a trade school that crumbled during an earthquake six years ago…

BC Ironworkers to Help Rebuild Lakay Trade School in Haiti

BCCA Latest News article (February 1, 2016) The BC Construction Association and members of the Canadian Construction Association, in partnership with Builders Without Borders, are funding and managing the construction of the Trade School in Port au Prince. The project launched in response to the massive January 2010 earthquake…

CCA keeps progressing in Haitian trades school rebuild

Daily Commercial News article (November 5, 2015) Progress continues on the rebuilding of a Haitian trades school for the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). CCA keeps progressing in Haitian trades school rebuild. "The project is moving slowly but it is moving," said Anibal Valente, CCA chair, at…

Ecole Lakay Project Web Video

Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CICS) Youtube Video (September 30, 2015)

Milestone reached in rebuild of Haiti trades school

Journal of Commerce article (June 18, 2015) The challenging rebuild of a Haitian trades school for the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) marked a major milestone recently with the erection of the structure's steel frame…

BCIT earthquake engineer leads team to Nepal

BCIT Update webpage (June 3, 2015) On June 8, 2015, The Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering (CAEE) will send a team of seven engineers and geoscientists to Kathmandu, Nepal to study the impact of the April 25th Earthquake. The team will assess the impact of the earthquake and explore…

Ecole Lakay Project Update May 2015

ConstructCAN Youtube Video (June 1, 2015) Brian Boone from Builders without Border and Jean Pouliot from Produits métalliques PMI were in Haiti in April 2015 as the new school's steel framing was erected and discuss the progress that has been made...

Ecole Lakay Project Update (May 2015)

Canadian Construction Association Website (May 2015) The Canadian Construction Association together with its partners the British Columbia Construction Association, Builders without Borders and the Association de la construction du Québec are rebuilding École Lakay, a Port-au-Prince, Haiti, based trade school damaged by the January 2010 earthquake…

Haiti - Canada : L’École Lakay, will reopen in early 2013

Haiti Libre article (December 4, 2012) L'École Lakay, a trade school run by the Salesians of Don Bosco, which had closed due to extensive damage suffered during the earthquake of January 2010, will have a second chance to be rebuilt, thanks to the assistance provided by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction...

U of T Engineering Start-up Cast ConneX Offers Hope in Post-earthquake Haiti

U of T Engineering News article (June 22, 2012) In an effort to rebuild Haiti after its devastating 2010 earthquake, Cast ConneX Corporation, a start-up out of the Department of Civil Engineering, is taking part in an industry-wide coalition aimed at preparing the island nation in the event of another major tremor…

Builders Without Borders builds a trade school in Haiti

Journal of Commerce Youtube Video (April 13, 2011) After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Canadian construction industry swung into action to rebuild Ecole Lakay, a trade school that was destroyed. The school will be restored, expanded and will provide a steady stream of tradespeople to rebuild Haiti…

News Release: Canada provides new Women’s Resource Centre for Matara

Groots International article (March 3, 2009) Adding to the beauty of the southern coastal landscape, a new Women’s Resource Centre was declared open on the 03rd of March 2009 in Kasiwattapura, Polhena Matara by Mr. Calvin R. Piggott, First Secretary (Development) of the Canadian High Commission. Centring…

World Vision Partners with Builders Without Borders

Christian Today article (February 13, 2007) World Vision's Lanka Tsunami Response Team and Builders Without Borders has taught modern construction methods to local contractors in the eastern districts of Batticaloa and Ampara in Sri Lanka. Builders Without Borders is an international network of experienced tradesmen and tradeswomen who form partnerships…

World Vision and Builders Without Borders Train Local Tsunami Construction Workers

Christian News Wire article (February 13, 2006) A joint initiative by World Vision's Lanka Tsunami Response Team and Builders Without Borders has taught modern construction methods to local contractors in the eastern districts of Batticaloa and Ampara…

Builders Without Borders: A humanitarian organization helps direct Canadian design and construction expertise to the developing world

Canadian Architect article (July 1, 2002) As Canadian planning and design professionals grapple with the complex and exhaustive health and life safety provisions of the National Building Code, it is easy for us to forget the privileges and protection these regulations afford us…
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