Speaker Bio & Abstract
BiographyNoll is a senior international development professional who draws his primary motivation from innovation and from developing concepts that improve efficiency and effectiveness. Recent innovations include:
• Seismic retrofit methodologies for houses in Haiti and Nepal
• Mobile apps for construction technical assistance
• Image capture and artificial intelligence (AI) for screening & categorizing houses
• 3D modelling and automated retrofit evaluation & design
Over the past 9 years, Noll's focus has been on post-disaster reconstruction, including providing homeowner-driven reconstruction and retrofitting technical assistance to 25,000 households in rural Nepal, and to 2,000 families in informal neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In 2018 Noll was promoted to head Build Change’s post-disaster reconstruction operations world-wide and to direct Build Change’s recently created New Frontier Technologies division.