Please select your areas of intervention in the home improvement market
Design, Technical assistance, Labor, Property rights, Infrastructure, Environment, Income generation, Urban development, Rural development, Citizen/community participation, Public policy, Other (please specify).
Is your innovation addressing barriers in the home improvement/progressive housing market? If so, please describe in detail your mechanisms of intervention
To achieve home improvement, Rodelillo developed a social housing plan which allows families to self-generate a better life quality. In this connection, Rodelillo develops with families behavior habits which ensure house continued improvements:
•Equipment and placement of furniture and home devices which minimize the risk of accidents;
• Daily house ventilation and airing in Winter and Summer;
•Waste elimination; material recycling or disposal.
• Saving of electricity, water and gas or any other type of energy;
•Payment of bills: basic services and mortgage debts;
•House maintenance according to the type of building material;
•Protection of the family heritage, the immediate environment and the neighborhood.
This social adequacy paves the way towards houses that are sustainable through time, with an impact on families, on the community and the country. Intervention methodologies imply: personalized involvement with families and group-community work which allow discovering and valuing group habits and life styles which become the generators of the continued improvement of the houses and the environment.
Regarding progressive housing, Rodelillo has not developed this type of programs. Instead, and together with our building companies, we have opted for delivering quality houses with an average built and finished surface of 56 m² Throughout this whole process Rodelillo has taken up a leading role in the improvement of national standards for social housing. The environment includes green areas, playground facilities, automatic access / exit gates, space for community meetings, parking areas and easy access to the public transport and the local stores.
Are you currently collaborating with private companies, or have you partnered with private companies in the past? With which companies?
Rodelillo works in housing projects since 1987, and since 1989 Rodelillo became the executor of public policies with powers to select private undertakings with which to establish a work and commitment relationship with the purpose of achieving the best possible social houses for families. From then onwards, we have worked with two companies which are leaders in the housing market in the whole country. Due to their social commitment and their consistent housing policies of Business Social Responsibility they have made their financing profitability more flexible in order to be part of this great social challenge. These companies are:
• CONSTRUCTORA BIO BIO S.A. www.constructorabiobio.cl
• BROTEC S.A. www.brotec.cl
We have recently started working in Constitución with a company specialized in urban planning: Elemental Chile S.A. www.elementalchile.cl for the construction of the coastline border.
Our Company of Social Real Estate Management, or EGIS, forms part of RODELILLO CONSULTORES S.A., and it has its own mission, professional equipment, financing accounting and expansion objectives.
Additionally, Rodelillo assists other two companies and their RSE policies. Alliances involve the transfer of our social technologies. -- Rodelillo Model, Family Empowerment, Psycho-social contention and family enterprise as well as methodologies of project evaluation, from Rodelillo up to the Company, through 18-month projects. This work and cooperation line is called “Rodelillo to the Inside of Companies” (in Spanish, Rodelillo al Interior de Empresas”) or RIE projects also belong to RODELILLO CONSULTORES S.A. The allied companies are :
• ULTRAMAR and related companies
• Sociedad Punta del Cobre S.A. (PUCOBRE)
The housing issue is what most RIE participating families are more concerned about and branches have adopted affirmative support policies and facilities for the acquisition of one’s own house for many workers and their families.
Please describe in detail the nature of the partnership(s)
The contributions made by the building, architecture and urbanism companies, which assist us, focus their contribution on the participating families in Rodelillo’s integral processes, as a manner to materialize their social business responsibility. They share with Rodelillo the same integral vision and the same social diagnosis of the problem of vulnerability of thousands of Chilean families living in very deficient housing conditions, quite different from others who effectively enjoy the benefits of the country development. The contribution received from companies is expressed through the knowledge applied to the home solutions that are built, which is shown in the good quality of construction, good locations and an improved finishing level.
In general, in the work that we perform there are no restrictions or limitations regarding design types, building materials or others; we are interested in the fact that the result becomes an effective and real benefit to the families, bearing in mind only the families’ interests, aiming at the best possible solution within our budget margin.
Another way in which the cooperation with Rodelillo of allied companies is expressed is their decision to reduce their profitability margin in favor of the quality of the family house, or the engineering companies which contribute their calculation projects to Rodelillo’s projects.
At the same time, the contribution of Rodelillo to social development and to the improvement of the associated companies is expressed through professional support for workers and their families whenever this is required by the families. In Chile, housing construction programs require professional social intervention for the handling of demand and the management of social adequacy of programs. These are subjects in which Rodelillo also provides to its building companies their expertise and social handling.