Emergency Shelters for Disaster Recovery and Relief that transition to a permanent Home.


96 sq ft emergency shelters kitEmergency Shelters or disaster relief shelter designs must be affordable, available for large and small relief projects and be superior to tents. Relief Shelters must be economical to ship, easy to build and last a long time so the recipients ( usually families ) can do more than survive, they can thrive. Additional features that would be beneficial include: not rotting, being insulated, resist insects, and being tough enough to withstand the rigors of use and time.

But maybe the most important feature for a disaster recovery shelter or emergency shelter is that it should be able to transition economically into a permanent house. Why throw money away sending tents, then more tents and then cobbling things together that will not last? That process is totally old school, way to expensive, takes way too long, and leaves the people you are trying to help vulnerable for a long time.

Seriously, we think things can be done better!


Emergency Shelters

The modern, and most versatile disaster relief shelter building system is available today. There is not much new about panel shelters or shelters made from sip panels. People have been building with panels for quite some time. The problem is panels are expensive to ship! To combat that, we have developed a portable sip panel manufacturing system to build almost any type of shelter using panels that are made on site ~ anywhere in the world.

Why Onsite Shelter Building?

Because its’ effective! It’s economical, and just about anyone can be taught how to use the system. AND – the shelters will last decades and can transition into affordable housing in the reconstruction process. Our on-site panel production uses the same high-quality materials used in conventional Structural Insulated Panel manufacturing with thinner walls and tough skins. The SIP panels can be made in a wide variety of sizes and with a bit of disaster preparedness planning, can be ready to produce everything from refugee camps, refugee shelters, disaster relief shelters, temporary housing, small houses, schools, clinics, and more.

SIP Panel Mold/PressShelter Types




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You can get all of these benefits and more using field built sip panels for shelters!

  • Economical
  • Scalable
  • Incredibly tough
  • Extremely long lasting
  • The ONLY shelter that becomes a permanent home
  • Insect resistant
  • Will not rot
  • Most efficient to ship – Guaranteed
  • Built on site so as to utilize local participation
  • Can be made in low or high quantities
  • Can be built by almost anyone, by almost anywhere
  • Affordable with price of the shelter ranging from $800.00 USD – $2,300 USD

Unlike any other disaster shelter or emergency housing, this shelter provides the recipient with a more security and occupant comfort than anything else in the market. The shelter building systems can be pre-positioned for emergency preparedness and deployed during the post-disaster recovery phase. In many disaster locations, especially in poorer regions of the world, the shelter will serve the recipient for decades and become a permanent part of their house. Transitional Shelters used by many disaster response organizations, cost more, won’t last as long, nor do they address security or occupant comfort.


Disaster Relief and Recovery traditionally takes on many phases. From pre-disaster preparations and disaster planning through to final reconstruction. The shelter building systems fit nicely into these strategies as the materials can be stockpiled and shipped efficiently (Remember the structural polyurethane construction foam expands 20 to 40 times when used). Also, the finished shelters address the needs of the provider by being convenient to deploy and the recipient by having a shelter that will not disintegrate in a short period of time. Emergency managers looking for a solution that helps move people from shelters, through transitional housing, to permanent housing without breaking the bank need not look further.

emergency management time line and phases

Panels can be produced in large quantities and stockpiled and held in reserve in preparation for deployment at the time of a disaster. The tools and materials to build them are the most economical to store and ship – GUARANTEED!


The HIDDEN Benefit of the using IADDIC!

The hidden benefit to this building systems lies in the understanding that not everything needs to be provided. There is very little benefit to increasing the prices of the shelters by providing the doors, windows, framing and other accouterments. Of course, we will provide these if required, however, by focusing on the core of the disaster relief shelter we provide the best opportunity to deliver a great shelter at minimal cost. In addition, the need to use materials from within the local community is vital so the items that can be acquired locally should be acquired locally .

IADDIC disaster shelter products are ideally suited to situations requiring low-cost shelter to be erected very quickly. Our unique construction process enables large quantities of shelter units to be constructed very quickly making them well suited to:

  • displaced persons camps
  • refugee camps
  • tent cities in America
  • field shelters
  • disaster shelters
  • emergency relief shelters
  • workforce housing
  • man camps


Shelter Housing

These shelters can be considered to fulfill the needs of anyone needing a temporary shelter building systems that deploy quickly and stays with the recipient for a lifetime. This is a departure from traditional disaster preparedness processes where the recipient is transitioned through many products through many stages of the post-disaster recovery: From tarps, tents, transitional shelters, and finally a house. These processes may take a decade or more to complete following large natural disasters, especially in poorer regions which often times leaves the occupants vulnerable to additional calamity. Just look at Haiti where years later many people are still living in tents.


There is no better disaster shelter, emergency shelter, or disaster relief housing on the market today.

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