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Las Malvinas community center shade

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{{Template:Practivistas Dominicana student projects header}}[[Image:Las Malvinas current shadeFinal Community Shade2.jpg|thumb|right|600px|Current Las Malvinas Community Center Shade Structure]]
<center>''This project is a collaboration between students enrolled in the Practivistas Dominicana Program and the rural community of Las Malvinas in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The community center in Las Malvinas currently functions as a space for the community to hold meetings and workshops; however, the lack of a durable shade and rain-proof structure along the outside of the building has prevented the community from being able to use the space when weather conditions are too hot or too rainy.''</center>
The client at hand This project is in the community of Las Malvinas in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They have requested that a rain/shade structure be built by Practivistas Dominicana at their local community center (Estacion Ecological Comunitario) between May-July 2014. Three of the students working on the project are from Humboldt State University in California and one student from Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. After a community meeting was held, it was determined that the structure should be able to protect from rain as well as sun so the community could hold meetings, classes and workshops in comfort. Community members voiced their opinions that aesthetics, durability, and locality of materials were some of their main concerns in regards to the construction of the structure. [[Image:Las_Malvinas_current_shade.jpg|thumb|center|500px|Previous Las Malvinas Community Center Shade Structure]]
==Problem Statement==
This section includes all possible aspects thought up by the group members for this project as well as the community members of Las Malvinas and the directors of Practivistas Dominicana. These criteria were chosen to evaluate the project based on protection, locality, and durability. These criteria will help us to determine how much time, money, and effort should be invested in each aspect of the system based on its importance to our client (the community of Las Malvinias)Malvinas.
[[Image:Community Meeting LM.jpg|center|Community meeting in Las Malvinas by current shade structure to determine community desires and criteria.]]
==Literature Review==
See [[Las_Malvinas_community_center_shade/Literature_Review Las Malvinas community center shade/|Literature Review]] for information relevant to this project.
==Final Design==
This is the proposed final timeline for when things should be done.
{| class="wikitable"
| Demolition, dig post hole, purchase recycled billboards || June 14th || June 14th || Team
| Budget, timeline, final design, purchase materials || June 15th || June 15th || BaronTeam
| Prep bamboo for posts, finish demolition || June 17th || June 17th || Team
==BudgetCost==This is the proposed draft budget final cost for the completed shade structurein Las Malvinas. Initially, a budget of approximately US$400 was set, but as the project developed, and the true desires of the client were determined, a larger area was to be covered and the structure also needed to protect against rainfall, therefore the final cost was slightly higher than initially thought.
{| class="wikitable sortable"
|align="right"| 10.00
| 5 7 || Wire || Ferreteria Americana/Sauzo
|align="right"| 40.00
|align="right"| 1.00
|align="right"| 200280.00|align="right"| 57.00
| 14 || Corrugated Zinc Sheets || Ferreteria Sauzo
| 10 || 2x4s || Ferreteria Suazo
|align="right"| 280400.00|align="right"| 710.00|align="right"| 24,800000.00|align="right"| 70100.00
| 3 4 || Recycled Billboards || Santo Domingo
|align="right"| 333.00
|align="right"| 8.33
|align="right"| 1,000332.00|align="right"| 2533.0030
| 20 || 1x4s || Ferreteria Suazo
| 1 || Tools || Ferreteria Americana
|align="right"| 12,400000.00 |align="right"| 3550.00|align="right"| 12,400000.00|align="right"| 3550.00
| 6 || Donated Zinc Sheets || Eddie
|align="right"| 0.00
|align="right"| 0.00
|colspan="6" align="right" | '''Total Cost (RD$)'''
|align="right"| '''$1617,483165.00'''
|colspan="6" align="right" | '''Total Cost (US$)'''
|align="right"| '''$412429.0813'''
The recycled oil drums ended up being traded for 6 panels of corrugated zinc. ==How toWe==
See a step-by-step process of how this structure was built and how to recreate a similar structure below:
|3| After taking proper measurements for the location of the community center, we cut bamboo to the appropriate lengths. We then made a concrete mixture to secure the poles into the ground surrounding the perimeter of the existing structure. Finally we inserted rebar into the center of the bottom culm and ensure that the concrete is inside the entire bottom culm.
|Image:Bamboo Concrete and Rebar.jpeg | Secure bamboo with steel clamps
|4|When concrete is in the entire bottom culm, we fastened steel clamps around the diameter of the bamboo and leave left to dry (may take several days).
|Image:Bamboo holes.jpeg| Digging Holes
|5| We then dug holes that were wide enough and deep enough so that the bamboo poles will sit securely in the ground.
|20| The finished project!
==== Video====
== Maintenance ==
==== Every 2 Years ====
* Replace billboard canvasif necessary.
== Conclusions ==
== Team ==
The Las Malvinas community center shade team from the Summer 2014 program consisted of:
*Marjorie Casado (UNIBE) - *[[User:Bcreager|Baron Creager ]] (Humboldt State University) -*[[User:Cjf336|Caitlin Faber ]] (Humboldt State University) -*[[User:Caelidh|Caelidh Liddell ]] (Humboldt State University) -*Marjorie Casado (UNIBE) - ==References==See [[Las Malvinas community center shade/Literature Review|Literature Review]] [[Category:Practivistas_Dominicana_Program]]


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