EFOD West Midlands

The West Midlands branch was formed in 2008 and is made up of young construction professionals
from companies across the industry.

January 2018 - Bob Dunn was assisting EFOD West Midlands as a mentor, and was planning,
                           to get more involved, but sadly died a couple of weeks ago.
                           His widow has nominated EFOD as a beneficiary.

                We have opened a MyDonate page for EFOD WM in his memory.  Link to the page

Information on our latest project - the Walalera Feasibility Study

The Group has been working on a site in Koutulai, Bukedea, NE Uganda assisting a cooperative of
80 widows which formed in 2007 to help to overcome chronic poverty. Thanks to the work of EFOD WM,
the cooperative now own their own mill ( 2009 ), borehole and latrines ( 2010 ) and a village hall ( 2011/12 ).

EFOD picked up 'Highly Commended' in the Team Achievement Category for the Koutulai Grain Store at the 2016 ICE West Midlands Awards. It was said that the judges couldn't separate the three entries and considered them all worthy winners of the award and therefore decided to share the award between the entries. A joint first place! We were up against some very tough opposition with our rivals boasting the largest passivhaus building in Europe and a regeneration of a bridge in Coventry to create a new green public realm area. Awards were presented by Mark Downes, ICE West Midlands Chairman 2015-16, Professor Alice Roberts ( guest speaker ), and ICE Vice President Zara Lamont at a dinner attended by over 350 professionals.

Judges commented that the project was "excellent in demonstrating what civil engineers can achieve in collaboration and partnership." The award is a testament to our collaboration and combined effort in delivering this building from inception to completion.
Our sincere thanks to all those involved and let's keep striving for excellence and further recognition!

Koutulai Women's Cooperative Our group have been working on the provision of an 800 sack grainstore for the Koutulai Women's Cooperative to allow them to store their cassave following the harvest when grain prices are low, and release to the market some months later when prices double or triple.


Koutulai Women's Cooperative plan.                                                 Koutulai Women's Cooperative Elevation.

To contact EFOD West Midlands directly you may email    Harry Bates     Harry.Bates@arup.com

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