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In a Pakistan mountain community, where roads are non-existent, donkeys are the only way to transport construction material over narrow hillside paths. Since stone is plentiful in these mountains, local villagers supply the gravel as part of their community contribution to the school-building effort. Photo: Joe Lapp/CRS. SECTION III: PLANNING Source: Amanda Rashid/CRS. School reconstruction following a devastating earthquake in Pakistan deployed prefabricated steel panel elements that could be transported piece by piece and fixed to an in-situ reinforced concrete foundation. The prefabricated design enabled easier quality control of important structural elements and made best use of local resources. Photo: Joe Lapp/CRS. 56