Adam De Jong
15 years of building design and construction experience. He studied civil engineering and construction management at Norwich University in Northfield, VT. Adam has become a craftsman of many mediums. Skilled in timber framing, post and beam, conventional framed, and compressed earth blocks methods. Adam has passionately taken on compressed earth block construction as a “true green” construction solution for the world. Adam was primary in the development of the V Lock Block design and helped to lead the team for the development of Vermeer’s BP714 – cutting edge technology in the evolution of compressed earth block construction. Continued innovations to help improve the entire compressed earth block process is what Adam keenly focuses on. Adam travels globally providing customized soil design solutions and construction training to our partners helping transform lives and communities.
The Humanitarian Innovation Project is based in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. It was created to research the role of innovation, technology and the private sector in refugee protection, and is funded by the ROi Project.
The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at the University of Oxford, founded in 1982, aims to build knowledge and understanding of the causes and effects of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people.
The ROi Project: The Return on Innovation Project (ROi) is an active network of innovators, partnering with communities around the world to inspire sustainable solutions. Based in Dallas, ROi is developing a series of innovation spaces around the world, connected by a talented group of ROi Fellows working to support the skills, creativity and entrepreneurship of traditionally marginalized communities. http://www.roiproject.org/
Engineers Without Borders-SMU is a non-profit student organization that partners with developing communities around the world to implement sustainable water, power, sanitation, and infrastructure solutions, enabling educational and economic improvement.
Driven EWB-SMU students and leaders use practical engineering to bring the classroom and hope to life through compassionate action.