Monday, December 8, 2008

EWB_NCP Looking for Engineers for Project in Nicaragua

EWB-NCP has been approached by the non-profit Clinica Verde to help out with a great project in Nicaragua! The project involves design and construction of a health clinic in Nicaragua built from environmentally sustainable principles that can be replicated throughout the world. More information regarding the project can be found at the Clinica Verde website, http://www.clinicaverde.org

We are looking for volunteers interested in helping out in any of the following areas:

1) Review and comment on geotech report
2) Investigate possibliites for backup energy system (solar, wind, methane, etc.)
3) Site hydrology review and potential project related to water and sanitation
4) Review of site development concepts and comment/make suggestions on how to
integrate civil engineering requirements
5) Work with our design team to implement suggestions and good practices
6) Review construction documents and mark up as required
7) Review submittals
8) Visit site during construction to review installation

Please comment below if you are interested in getting involved with the project, or email us at northcoastewb@gmail.com. Comments are preferred so questions and responses can be viewed by all.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear EWB



I would interested in helping with the EWB project. I work for an environmental engineering and geotechnical firm here in CO as a staff engineer. I am an HSU alumni (2006) and current Colorado State grad student for Geoenvironmental engineering.



The following topics , I or some staff here in Fort Collins may be able to help with include:



1) Review and comment on geotech report
3) Site hydrology review and potential project related to water and sanitation
4) Review of site development concepts and comment/make suggestions on how to
integrate civil engineering requirements
8) Visit site during construction to review installation





I am part of the EWB-Fort Collins Chapter, however, I would love to become involved with the North Coast Chapter, and even participate in the next assessment or implementation trip. I have ties here with the EWB-USA and Cathy Leslie here in Colorado. Please let me know if you think you would be able to use me in any way.



Sincerely,


Aaron Orechwa

Anonymous said...

Aaron, Thanks for your email and interest in the project. We’d love to get you involved and will keep you informed as we get moving with the project.



If you wouldn’t mind posting this reply to the blog, that would be great. We’re working the kinks out on getting organized with respect to our chapter email and blog, and making sure everybody’s kept in the loop, hence my replying to you via work email for now.



We’ll be in touch. Thanks,



Carlos Diaz, E.I.T. LEED® A.P.

WINZLER & KELLY

Staff Engineer

633 Third Street

Eureka, CA 95501

phone: (707) 443-8326

fax: (707) 444-8330

email: carlosdiaz@w-and-k.com

website: http://www.w-and-k.com

Ptrav said...

Marty Lay indicated interest via Email.

Anonymous said...

Greetings,

I am an ERE alumna (2007) and am currently getting my masters at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Environmental Engineering/water treatment. This sounds like a great project! Some areas I may be able to contribute to include:

Investigate possibliites for backup energy system (solar, wind, methane, etc.)
Site hydrology review and potential project related to water and sanitation
Work with our design team to implement suggestions and good practices
Visit site during construction to review installation

Please let me know if I can be of help in any way.

Thanks!
Erin McDonald

Research Assistant
College of Engineering and Mines
Institute of Northern Engineering
University of Alaska Fairbanks
ftemm@uaf.edu
Phone: (907)-474-5684