housing construction bracket for rapidly-responsive, variable-term global crisis relief
DESIGN FOR DEVELOPMENT
DESIGN STRATEGY AND RESEARCH
Here's the problem: tents are a great short term solution for post-disaster housing. However, in disasters throughout the world (and especially in the resource-scarce developing world) tents often quickly become the long term housing solution for millions of internally displaced people. Tents aren't designed to handle that kind of housing load and the issues this pressure causes are well documented and numerous.
The Housing Construction Bracket (HCB) alleviates this problem by creating a sturdy sub structure which can be rapidly assembled and covered in a tarp immediately after a disaster. As time progresses, the structure can be fitted out with available permanent building materials yielding a durable and permanently livable structure.
The HCB is designed to work in conjunction with widely available 2 x 4 lumber although it can be quickly adapted to fit other size wood stock or metal cross members.
The HCB is currently in development for wider release and testing. If you are interested in learning more or becoming a partner in the HCB project, please contact me. Seriously. Please call.