Thekerani, Malawi medical works.

I designed, tendered, and managed the construction of multiple medical facilities in Malawi for the purposes of bolstering the Ministry of Health's medical program. Here are three new residences intended for incoming medical staff, as an inducement to relocate to the rural setting. Adjacent is the the Thekerani medical complex. Most materials were gathered locally and the bricks were made by hand, on site using a earth brick hand press machine. Upgrade also included the introduction of water supply/waste systems, as well as new underground electrical cabling coupled with solar power and emergency electrical generation systems.

Elevation, medical staff housing.

Elevation, medical staff housing.

Site plan.

Site plan.

Model.

Model.

As-built photo.

As-built photo.

As-built photo.

As-built photo.

As-built photo.

As-built photo.

As-built photo with water supply.

As-built photo with water supply.

Local residents helping with floor finishing.

Local residents helping with floor finishing.

Construction in progress.  Locally made bricks drying in the sun, foreground.

Construction in progress. Locally made bricks drying in the sun, foreground.

The contractor was required to procure their own brick making machine with the cost absorbed in the tender.  The machines could then be kept, to be used for their future projects.

The contractor was required to procure their own brick making machine with the cost absorbed in the tender. The machines could then be kept, to be used for their future projects.

Pressed bricks or earth, cement, and water left to cure in the sun.

Pressed bricks or earth, cement, and water left to cure in the sun.

Water management under construction.

Water management under construction.