10009 This is a site analysis / land assessment trip in which eMi Canada is partnering with a Hope Ethiopia ministry team. Several parcels of land - up to 4000 acres - have been offered to the ministry and a rational determination has to be made as to which parcel is most suitable to meet the desires of the ministry. Those desires include integrated blocks of land for agriculture, reforestation, community development and a peace garden. Applicants should have experience in assessing and planning on a very large scale. An official eMi design team will do more detailed design on a later trip once the land parameters have been established.
This ministry is building an orphanage in a rural part of Ethiopia. It will using a model of individual houses for each group of children. A secondary thrust of the ministry will be to cultivate land as an experimental farm and grow crops so the ministry can be self-sustaining.
A topographical survey is required for 4000 acres. This will be done using a hand held GPS for remote areas and a total station for a smaller area. Some large-scale mapping has already been assembled.
Civil design will include drainage, water, and wastewater for several large buildings on the site.
The architectural and planning team has already been assembled and will continue to work on the detailed design from home.
More information about HopEthiopia is available on their website.