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Hurricane-proof buildings made from plastic


Hyman’s here with his surfing mate Ken McBryde, a Sydney architect, to hand over 14 specially-designed category-five-cyclone-proof buildings.

The Nev Houses, made out of recycled plastic, will go to 12 tribes on the island.

“They’re the happiest people on the planet and we want to protect them from cyclones,” Hyman told AAP.

McBryde has studied indigenous housing for years, especially Aboriginal tin camps in NSW.

“The key thing about the design, apart from being cyclone resistant, is that it has been carefully designed to connect nicely with village life, and it’s designed for the tropics,” he told AAP.

The verandah keeps the hot sun and driving rain off the walls and allows the windows to let the breeze through.

The buildings, which can be erected in five days, also have solar power.

When the next cyclone rolls in, the buildings in this project’s first phase will be able to protect 1000 people.

read more at: http://www.domain.com.au/news/australian-duo-create-cycloneproof-buildings-made-from-plastic-in-vanuatu-20160430-goixx5/

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Quick Housing After a Disaster

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In one of the neighborhoods hit hardest by flooding in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, developers have built a prototype house that’s aimed at providing a quick housing solution for areas blown away by hurricanes and tornadoes or knocked down by earthquakes.

Have you had recent damage to your home due to a Natural Disaster?  Contact the appraisers at www.scappraisals.com to order a retro-appraisal.  We determine what your home’s value was before the disaster.  The insurance companies order their own appraisals to determine value; it is recommended that the homeowner have one done by an independent appraiser.  Have ammunition before negotiating with the insurance company; they sure will have theirs.

The dwelling in the Lakeview section of New Orleans is somewhat box-like, with a roof that slants inward and an arched structure in front that forms a covered front porch. But style isn’t the purpose of the house that’s meant to go up quickly after disasters and then serve as permanent housing that can withstand future calamities. It’s designed to be environmentally friendly, survive outside damaged utility grids and can be shipped in pieces in a single container and assembled like an erector set.

The house is the first of its kind, but its designers believe that there could be demand for tens of thousands of them in areas around the world that need to quickly rebuild after disasters.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/solution-disaster-house-box-maybe-145322263.html

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