Archive for December, 2013

Oxfam Sanitation Project

Friday, December 13th, 2013

We are currently working with Coventry University to develop an emergency latrine, this is being supported by an initiative by Oxfam . The intention is to produce a lightweight robust latrine that requires no specialist tools to construct and is packaged so that it is easy to transport and can be carried by two people. […]


Timber Frame Construction After Disasters

Friday, December 13th, 2013

In partnership with Oxford Brookes and Coventry University we have been researching the possible application of this construction system for post disaster timber construction. Open Panel, Platform, Timber Frame is well established construction system that maximises performance using minimum materials, requiring few skills to manufacture and construct. There are a number of advantages: Only one […]


EWB Shelter After Disaster

Friday, December 6th, 2013

In association with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Oxford Brookes University and Clarity Security Shelter and Construction facilitated a weekend training and practical experience for young engineers, architects, students and others. Based on a conflict related disaster the participants were put in group each with a different scenario to provide and insight into single headed households, […]


CAT Shelter After Disasters

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Shelter and Construction Consultants facilitated a four day shelter practical workshop in July at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth mid-Wales. The course was forĀ Postgraduate students wishing to learn more about the issues surrounding shelter after disaster. Students of a variety of nationalities attended the course. We were looking at the physical aspects […]