American University of Beirut

 MSFEA Building Structure Safety Hotline and Neighborhood Recovery Fund

​​​​​​​​​The Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at AUB has launched an emergency building safety hotline for Beirut residents and businesses that are concerned about the safety of their buildings following the Beirut Port explosion. Teams of engineers led by MSFEA faculty have been mobilized to provide expert advice on dangers stemming from structural damage or from loose building elements that may fall down, and to provide advice on and oversee repairs to mitigate hazards. This mobilization is intended to provide concerned residents and business owners access to MSFEA's structural engineers, architects, and urban planners at no cost. Support is sought to cover the costs of basic materials such as lumber, cement, and light tools. Once initial emergency needs are met, MSFEA will adopt and help rebuild one or more schools or community centers in the affected areas and will provide neighborhoods assistance in preserving urban heritage through participatory planning tools. MSFEA is also putting its digital mapping assets at the disposal of non-profits and public agencies to facilitate coordination of service provision.​​

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  • For electronic bank transfers outside Lebanon, please use CITI Fresh Dollar account information below:
Bank Name: JP Morgan Chase, NA
Bank Address: 4 Chase MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11245
Account Name: American University of Beirut
Routing Number: 021000021
Account Number: 005-022622
Designation: MSFEA Building Structure Safety Hotline and Neighborhood Recovery Fund

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  • ​​For check donations please make checks payable to AUB – MSFEA Building Structure Safety Hotline and Neighborhood Recovery Fund and mail to:
​Office of Development
American University of Beirut​
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor​
New York, NY 10017
​​​​Office of Development
American University of Beirut
Bliss Street, P O Box 11-0236
Beirut, Lebanon

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