In Ecuador, building codes are scarce and code enforcement is at a low ebb. Current construction practices are decades behind US standards. Most homes are built with cinder blocks, adobe bricks, eucalyptus beams and concrete or masonry exterior finishes.
I am a Virginia Tech mechanical engineer and have built and developed residential and commercial properties for many years
Our home will be built to Southern Building Code standards. I am making myself availiable on a limited basis to work as a consultant or contractor for ex pats who want to create their own well designed and properly constructed home here in Cotacachi, on the Pacific coast or near Cuenca.