Charles Newman

International development professional with over 10 years of experience working in architectural design, development, and construction management. Founder of Unfrastructure Design LLC, providing consultancy services to non-profits and communities in need.

Charles Newman

How to build a wood burning institutional stove

September 8, 2011

The clean-burning stove is an old warhorse of design for developing countries, and for good reason. The right stove...

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Charles Newman

How to write a proposal for development work in your community

August 24, 2011

Over the past four years during my work in the developing world, I have received numerous proposals from communities...

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Charles Newman

Building a kitchen in Kenya: $0.00

July 8, 2011

By Charles Newman, LEED AP Guest to E4C (Scroll down to see the photo essay below) USALAMA, KENYA –...

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Charles Newman

Assessing Buildings in Haiti: Notes on a Volunteer’s Experience

April 4, 2010

It was perfect timing: I received an email asking for architects and engineers to volunteer in Haiti,  the trip...

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Charles Newman

Development of Templates to Support an Integrated Settlement Planning Framework in the Context of Refugees, Humanitarian, and Conflict Affected Areas

November 16, 2021

In recent years, UNHCR has reappraised humanitarian settlement planning within the context of displacement crises. The Master Plan Approach...

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Charles Newman

From CAD to CAM: Streamlining Workflows for Custom Prefabricated Construction

October 26, 2021

The Autodesk partnership with BamCore sought to support the BamCore team by identifying and implementing software-based automation tools to...

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Charles Newman

Quantifying Embodied Energy: Considering Carbon Footprints in Schematic Design for Modular Housing Projects

BuildX Studio is a Nairobi-based design-build practice that is currently working to improve their workflow from design to construction....

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Charles Newman

Automating Structural Retrofits for Low-Income Households in Bogota, Colombia

October 25, 2021

Substandard housing is a widespread problem throughout Colombia, occurring most often in urban areas where homes are typically constructed...

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Charles Newman

From Product to Project: Scaling the Gap from BIM to Full Scale 3D Printing

October 21, 2021

3D printing technology has begun to revolutionize the way we can think about developing the built environment in resource-scarce...

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Charles Newman

A Standard, Adaptable Catalogue of Water Tower Designs and Construction Typologies

As an international humanitarian response organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is often confronted with the challenge of providing clean...

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Charles Newman

Challenges for Dissemination of Sustainable Technologies in India

October 31, 2019

This report is available for full download to PDF. Executive Summary The sustainable development sector in India has been...

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