College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Stacy Kolegraff, Phil Barlow
Habitat for Humanity Global Village is a sector of Habitat for Humanity that focuses on aiding in the construction of homes for those in need around the world. Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago has been part of Habitat for Humanity Global Village for many years and aids people in need on the Island of Trinidad in the Southern Caribbean. This paper will discuss the construction of a small home for a woman whose family was disowned by her father due to her reluctance to uphold traditional Indian values. Subsequently the family was living in poverty and currently residing in a small car. With the help of a local contractor and local labor, a team of volunteers broke ground on a simple concrete and concrete masonry unit structure to house the family in need. This project will include a complete composition of the building practices and materials used throughout the construction process in Trinidad as well as a schedule and analysis of the project. Personal experiences, including means and methods of construction and firsthand building experience, encountered throughout the build will also be discussed.