Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Departments

EMI Senegal mobilises teams of staff and volunteer design professionals to provide architecture & engineering services for approved development projects. EMI’s Technical Assistance Pre-Application is the first step of the project approval process.

The scope of EMI Senegal’s architecture & engineering services include Feasibility Studies, Land Surveying, Assessments, Concept Design, and Detailed Design.

Assessments and Concept Design services often begin with an EMI project trip, where an EMI team visits the project site for 7-10 days. The team will assess & survey the property and consult with the client ministry to review the project and develop design ideas that meet the needs of the ministry.

After the project trip, the Assessment or Concept Design documents are the published product of the groundwork & feedback from the project trip consultation and focus on the first phase of the development project. It usually takes 2-3 months to publish these documents. Concept Design documents can be used for sharing vision inside & outside the client ministry to build consensus and support for the project. Concept Design is the starting point for the project that can be further refined and used to formulate informed planning strategies. This Concept Design may be given to a local designer to guide final design & construction.

Some projects may require detailed design or planning. Once the project has a Concept Design and sufficient funds for construction, the client ministry can request additional assistance. Detailed Design plans are usually prepared for the first phase of the development project and can take 3-5 months to produce. Detailed Designs are used directly by the project contractor / builder for construction of the project. They usually include foundation and structure plans & details, architectural detailed plans with door & window information, instructions for the electrical, water & wastewater services, etc.

EMI Senegal mobilises teams of staff and volunteer design professionals to provide construction support services for approved development projects. EMI’s Technical Assistance Pre-Application is the first step of the project approval process.

The scope of EMI Senegal’s construction support services can include assisting client ministries with selection of a contractor or acting as client representative on site. For more information, please contact info.senegal@emiworld.org.