Nous Engineering

Butaro Cancer Center & Structural Assessment

Butaro, Rwanda

This remote medical facility is located in the mountainous northern region of Rwanda. The facility experienced damage after a severe storm and structural deficiencies were found resulting from faulty construction practices. Nous Engineering performed a structural assessment of the recently constructed hospital building due to recent roof damage and questions regarding structural design. The assessment, analysis and strengthening scheme established to satisfy life safety and code compliance.


Located near the Butaro Hospital, the rehabilitation of an existing dilapidated building and new addition serves cancer patients. Nous assisted with both components. In addition to providing analysis and structural design for the removal of the primary load bearing wall joining the historic structures, Nous Engineering provided methodology of construction sequencing.

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  CLIENT |  Partners in Health   LOCATION |  Butaro, Rwanda   ARCHITECT |  MASS Design Group   STAFF LEAD |  Matthew Melnyk, SE   COMPLETED |  2012

CLIENT | Partners in Health

LOCATION | Butaro, Rwanda

ARCHITECT | MASS Design Group

STAFF LEAD | Matthew Melnyk, SE

COMPLETED | 2012

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