One Community is happy to feature and thank Gabriel Freitas as our most recent member of the Structural Engineering Team. Gabriel has spent the last two months working on the structural analysis details of the open source Duplicable City Center.
3rd-year Civil Engineering/Construction Engineering Management Student: Gabriel is a student abroad from Brazil majoring in Civil Engineering/Construction Management at California State University, Long Beach. He has already worked for a Master degree student, helping her to find ways to design a building using just natural ventilation for the thermal comfort of it. Also, he has worked for the Brazilian Army where he helped the Engineering Team making budgets for small construction projects. Gabriel believes sustainability is all about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations. He also feels that working for One Community is all about helping himself, others, and the planet for a better way of living. As a member of the One Community team, Gabriel’s contribution is AutoCAD creation of internal Duplicable City Center elevations and electrical layout details, helping with the budget details for the commercial kitchen, and researching LEED Platinum level compliance.