Thomas Zilén Kjær
Last Update: 1 July 2016
Company: Mobilized Construction
School: Aalborg University
Mobilized Construction is developing and deploying a community-based road maintenance methodology to maintain dirt roads in rural communities in Uganda. We are utilizing SMS text messaging to deploy employees to urgent maintenance areas and two GPS-tracking mobile apps to measure road quality. Our community-based approach improves road quality and matches road maintenance needs with available labor, delivering a more reliable and cost effective solution. We predict our approach can be as low as $2,000-$3,000 USD per km compared to $16,000-$20,000 USD charged by traditional heavy-machinery based companies.