College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
For my senior project I chose to help build a home for Habitat for Humanity Global Village in Trinidad and Tobago. Habitat’s mission is to provide shelter for those in need, and they do so in many countries around the world. I experienced working in another country with a lack of building codes and equipment. The experience challenged me and taught me many lessons in working with teams and in foreign places. Our team was set out to construct the foundation of a home, but due to weather impacts and lack of equipment, our group did not completely finish the task. Unfortunately, after we left our project came to a halt. This report outlines my experience, the organization, my recommendations, and lessons learned.