Transitional Shelters are often thought of as a second shelter dispatched in the sequence of building back or reconstruction after a disaster.. For example; many disasters and emergency response systems deploy tents, then transitional shelter (temporary structures), and ultimately a permanent dwelling.
IADDIC’s approach to transitional shelter involves deploying one product at the time of need and building upon that structure to develop permanency.
To achieve permanency, the shelters are hardened with a coating of locally available materials. These materials can be ... Continue
I have been in several conversations lately regarding sustainable housing materials and I have drawn some new conclusions.
My consultative status with the UN offers a way to hear a vast array of opinions on a lot of subjects. One conversation that is discussed often has to do with opinions over importing modern green building materials or using indigenous green building materials.
Overall it is being said that neither solution is profitable as a sustainable housing solution. In general I agree, but ... Continue
I Want To Use SIP Panels on My Next Project. Are They Covered in Building Codes?
When deciding if SIP Panels are a good choice for your next construction project, it is good to know they conform to building codes, are incredibly strong, and extremely energy efficient, and used to build hundreds of millions of square feet of buildings each year.
Over the years, products are accepted or rejected by a combination of public opinion, research, and practical ... Continue
Is there such a thing as an International Construction Material? Maybe! Concrete is available in a lot of places. But lets go back in time; way back. There are a couple of internationally recognised structures that use a material that can have a profound impact on modern construction. This material is an ancient material and it is the glue that holds the Great Wall of China together as well as was in the cement that made the roman structures so ... Continue
International Construction Material comes in many varieties from the use of traditional building materials to the use of ultra modern construction materials. But lets face it, ultra modern housing solutions are outside the affordable range for many people and the many of the traditional building materials are falling into the obsolete category because they are prone to failures (like the concrete in Haiti) or inefficient in terms of energy efficiency (like bricks and block). So unlocking a commodity product somewhere in ... Continue
Building products for shelter, affordable housing, schools, commercial structures and even SIP panels may NOT be at the top of your list of things to think about. However, we want to let you know that we remain committed to serving you. We do this by delivering the worlds best construction tools, materials, and equipment that are affordable, for making shelters, ... Continue