Promoting sustainable building in Africa

By By Staff Sgt. Heather Stanton, Combined Join Task Force-Horn of Africa, Public Affairs OfficeSeptember 3, 2010

U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda Broome, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Surgeon Cell animal care specialist, works on the construction of an Eco-Dome prototype with the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Aug. 27 in Djibouti. The Eco-Dome was engineered by the California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture to provide comfortable, economical and sustainable building solutions for impoverished and natural disaster stricken-areas. The design ensures the structure will be resistant to earthquakes, fire, flood and hurricanes.
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda Broome, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Surgeon Cell animal care specialist, works on the construction of an Eco-Dome prototype with the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Aug. 27 in Djibouti. The Eco-Dome was engineered by the California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture to provide comfortable, economical and sustainable building solutions for impoverished and natural disaster stricken-areas. The design ensures the structure will be resistant to earthquakes, fire, flood and hurricanes. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kathrine McDowell) VIEW ORIGINAL