Structural Engineering - Infrastructure for Sustainable Development

Go deeper into the concepts of structural engineering to design and select materials for projects that empower sustainable development in rural Central America, such as foot bridges, road bridges/culverts, community-bank buildings, building for small businesses, and community centers/recreational

Our bilingual on-the-ground engineers guide students and local leaders in the mechanics of a sustainable development project: community selection, local buy-in, needs/assets mapping, project scoping, and ultimately design. The final deliverable includes a presentation to community leaders of a proposed design and budget for the infrastructure project.

In addition to our skill-based learning objectives, building cultural competence is integrated into the course to increase the quality of services and improve outcomes with community partners.


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