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the outside the university displays the same kind of professionalism it does on the inside. The City Engineer mandates the University to rebuild fence The fence has been a long time concern to students, faculty members, and passersby, therefore; it would be no surprise if the City Engineer mandate the university to rebuild the fence. On May 9, 2013, fourteen students, most of which are foreigners, were attacked by six armed robbers in their dormitory on the University of Belize Belmopan campus. According to Duane Moody, the male students were tied up and placed within the living room while the robbers ransacked the rooms; swiping over forty-one thousand dollars’ worth of electronics, cash and personal effects. Fortunately, none of the students were hurt, but they were traumatized. Therefore, many of the students moved back to their country because the campus was not safe. [ CITATION Moo13 \l 10249 ] Selwyn King, Public Relations Officer, of the University of Belize stated in an interview with Mr. Moody that the armed robbers came through the back of the dorm building through the bushes. However, the robbery might not have happened or it would have been difficult for the intruders if there was a fence. Also, the securities could have possibly seen the intruders trying to jump the fence to get on the campus. Instead, they found out that intruders were on the campus when they heard the students screaming for help. Mr. King stated “our security officers responded immediately based upon the noise that they heard and the police were also called in at the same time.” This statement proves that securing a university requires more than having securities. According to the Hanover Research, “School Fencing: Benefits and Disadvantages” fences delay intruders.[ CITATION Sch13 \l 10249 ] While the FEA campus has a fence, it serves no purpose because it has many open areas where intruders can enter from through. Therefore, the risk of students and faculty members being assaulted and robbed will continue to be high if the University does not take action to have a firm fence built which would prevent easy access. 2. SOLUTION OVERVIEW The University of Belize’s chain link fence is no longer providing security to the students, faculty, and property of the students and institution. On the far fright, the fence has collapsed. The cement block are crumbling and sinking into the swamp land. This suggests that the foundation is not suitable for the structure. 2.1 Building a Solid Fence on a Swamp Land Foundations provide support for structures so that the load can be distributed and remain in its intended form and position. Foundations are comprised of soil, rocks, and cement, all of 6 | P a g e
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which when combined are resilient materials that can withstand heavy loads. These material help to support the load of a structure and transfer its weight onto the soil. In civil engineering, a raft foundation is economic when the soil is weak. According to Krishna Chouhan, Civil Engineer &
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  • Winter '20
  • Belize, University of Belize, Belize City, Belmopan, Chain-link fencing

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