Update from Rubaya: Construction Progresses at Rwandan Maize Storage Facility for Engineers Without
Ethan Cotton (front row, center) poses for a group picture with members of the local community.
Ethan Cotton, Associate recently returned from a two week trip to Rubaya, Rwanda, during which he helped to guide and manage early construction of a maize storage facility that will benefit the local farming community, part of the Engineers Without Borders USA, New York Professional Chapter Rubaya Program mission. Construction got off to a great start, and the structure is nearing completion.
Evram Dawd, Design Engineer, who along with Ethan volunteered his free time and expertise to help design the facility's structure, will now travel to Rubaya with other members from EWB-NY to oversee the final stages of construction.
The concrete beam/column frames are complete and curing.
Ethan poses on the rising structure.
Workers carry the bottom chord of the truss onto the site.
Ethan and fellow EWB-NY team member, May ElKhattab, get to know the local children and inspire them to become engineers!
Ethan (second from left) and Evram (fourth from left) pose with other EWB-NY team members and interns from the local university as they change over groups for the next phase.