United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Symposium

New York - UN Headquarters

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Symposium

  • Samarpan Foundation Chairman, Mr Patrick San Francesco, will present his Fishnet and PET Bottle construction method to the United Nations Academic Impact symposium at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 11, 2015.
  • Samarpan Foundation’s ecologically unique construction method will be presented to an international panel exploring skills and technology and how they are accelerating rapid transformation especially in anticipating, and responding to, disasters.
  • The presentation entitled "Rebuild it Better: Construction From Recycled Plastic Bottles Proven to Withstand 9.8 Earthquake" will discuss the ecologically friendly construction method using nylon-6 fishnet to replace steel within the structural slab and recycled plastic PET Bottles packed with earth to replace conventional baked bricks.
  • The presentation will explore this method of construction and how steel is replaced to build dwellings in remote and difficult circumstances, and in disaster areas. Regional adaptability and the construction method's capability to withstand earthquakes up to 9.8 on the Richter scale will be examined.
  • The presentation can be viewed live on September 11, New York (EDT) 10.30AM at http://webtv.un.org or on twitter #UNAISTART.
  • Follow on Twitter @ImpactUN and @focusoutwards #UNAISTART #SamarpanFoundation. 



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