Build A School In Haiti: How Steel Beams Help
If you want to build a school in Haiti, there are a few different things that you are going to need to consider before you even start the process. This isn’t something that you can do quickly, nor should you, as a school can completely revolutionize a community within Haiti. A school means more opportunities, better education, and a place for the community to rally around when times are hard.
If you are going to build a school in Haiti, there are some things that you need to consider first and foremost – with the primary objective of building a strong, secure building.
A school in Haiti is more than a school. It is a place for people to gather and create plans and dreams for that community. As such, you need to build it correctly. Steel beams can help with that.
Steel Beams Help Schools Withstand The Elements
Schools have come and gone in Haiti because they were made too quickly and weren’t able to withstand storms, hurricanes, and other natural events. With steel beams, schools will stand strong during natural disasters and other events.
Even better, schools can serve as places for people who don’t have protection to go when the weather gets bad. With steel beams, the schools won’t experience as much damage from any angle: the foundation, roof, and walls are all secure.
Build Safe, Clean Schools That Are Free From Pests
Aging schools attract pests and infestations that can detract from education and the learning process. With steel beams, it is less likely that pests will stick around because there is simply less for them to eat. This helps to keep maintenance costs down and allows children to focus on their work.
Steel Beams Create Large Spaces For Gathering & Learning
When you build a school in Haiti, you are building more than a place for people to get an education. You are building something for people to use for different purposes and gatherings. Whether they need a place to go to discuss local issues or a place to go for safety, you need to have open areas throughout your school.
Other building materials require more walls and support poles that can ruin sightlines and create smaller areas that while useful in some situations, largely get in the way. Steel beams can support more weight and, therefore, don’t require as much internal support. This means that your school can have larger, open areas for gatherings and events.
At the same time, the school can be adjustable with collapsible walls and partitions to break up the larger space as needed.
Build A School In Haiti That Doesn’t Require As Much Maintenance
One of the most important things to think about when building a school in Haiti is whether or not that building will need a lot of maintenance. Communities aren’t always to budget for annual repairs, so it is important to build a school that won’t require a lot of work. Of course, there may need to be cosmetic fixes, but the bones have to be sturdy.
With steel beams, you are building a school that has some of the sturdiest bones possible. The foundations are strong, the walls won’t cave in, the roof won’t leak, and everything works how it is supposed to. These are the buildings that become the center of communities, serve multiple purposes, and really make positive changes.
Looking To Build A School In Haiti?
Veerhouse Voda has a dedicated team specializing in medical facilities including schools and educational resources throughout Haiti. Our team provides planning and design work or can work with specified architectural plans whether in rural or urban settings.
We are a socially conscious enterprise that reinvests a majority of our profits into furthering our social mission and supporting and rebuilding schools, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure. Our buildings use steel framing construction with Expanded PolyStyrene (EPS) walls. Those buildings are then fortified with a Veerhouse mortar to make them even stronger and longer-lasting. We can build projects that are simplistic and match the surrounding structures or something that is architecturally interesting. For more information, reach out to us today.