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==Library Plans==
Structure The structure will be 6 by 10 meters (18 by 30 ft) constructed of steel beams, cinder block rebar reinforced cement walls and a tin roof. The structure is estimated to cost $12,000.  Construction will be overseen by a local professional contractor and completed by volunteers from San Francisco State University, UNI (Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria), and the local community. Once completed, half of the building will be devoted to shelves with books, and the other half of the building will hold desks and computers.
We will be coordinating with many entities to complete this project. UNI, an engineering university in Managua is very experienced in development projects and is designing the structure so that it can be constructed with local skills and materials and is accepted within Nicaraguan building codes.


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