Week 3

posted 9 Jun 2012, 06:00 by Group Design Projects Imperial
The third week brought the long weekend of the Diamond Jubilee and subsequently a more relaxed atmosphere.  For Monday and Tuesday we took it easy, but maintained a team atmosphere by gorging over a brunch at the creperie in South Ken.  This gave us a chance to gather our thoughts as we came into the week of detailed designs and beginning calculations.

The second critical session, falling at 4-6pm on Friday evening, was not exactly ideal timing, but with the clients impressed with the work and giving constructive criticism about the project it was a real success. 

We have diverted away from our original positions to integrated designs, such as our structures team, water supply team and community team working on earthquake resistant housing, a task far harder than we expected.  The vital access to the village and its slope stability, can be for the most part, made safe through adequate drainage for the ridge where San José de Costa Rica is situated.  Therefore the geo and transport teams have been working on drainage.
The team members and their tasks over the week are as follows:

Team MemberPosition Tasks
Sarah Tallett-WilliamsTeam LeaderDetailed School design, electricity and fire prevention
Benjamin GaitskellMedia OfficerCommunity Integration, Logistics and Tex
Pedro Alonso CaprileTex OperatorDesign of bamboo composting latrines & waste mgt
Charlotte LewisLogisticianRoad drainage design and fire safety
Adam SierensWeekly ReporterSlope drainage and soft engineering methods
Edmond VeillardWHO AmbassadorWater supply, earthquake design
Louise Foukles
SecretarySolar farm design, earthquake design
Constantinos KyprianouLiaison OfficerImproving house design and earthquake design