Malawi Structures Project

Weekly Meeting Location and Time:
Everitt Lab 3217 | Monday 7PM-8PM

About the Community

Chilaweni, Malawi is a rural community in the Blantyre District of Malawi. The community faces a monsoon season occurring through roughly half of the calendar year. During this period, access to educational, healthcare, and marketplace resources is restricted.

Project Overview

The Malawi structures project began their relationship with the Chilaweni community in Spring 2015, and aims to design two vehicular bridges at critical access points within the area. The project is currently in its assessment phase, and is seeking to verify the feasibility of constructing vehicular bridges at previously identified high priority sites. We are in the stages of planning a remote assessment trip to take place over the summer of 2022.

Semester Goals

This Spring 2023 semester, we are aiming to:

  • Complete hydraulic model (HEC-RAS) to inform design flow
  • Assess alternatives for bridge design and heavy design work
  • Prepare for implementation this August

Contact Us

Current Project Lead(s): Riley Kelch, Dominick Tadewald
Project Email:
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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