Task Force International and Willy Severe are working to build a compound to assist children in Haiti. They are building the walls and foundations of their orphanage and school using what they call the “Haitian Concrete Batch Plant”.
Even though we commend them for their great efforts on behalf of these children, we still feel that Haiti needs to stop the practice of mixing concrete on the ground with shovels. What Haiti actually needs are real concrete batching systems that can produce a consistent mixture of quality concrete without relying on shovels.
This group of builders from Louisiana are using a tractor and what appears to be good masonry practices to complete the project. We would suggest that they add a robust mechanical mixer into the process and take away the inconsistency of batching concrete with shovels.
After you watch the video on this “Haitian Concrete Batch Plant“, take some time to view the next video and see how a robust mechanical batch plant could make a difference in the safety of concrete construction in Haiti.