Archive for August, 2014

CAT Timber Construction After Disasters

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Shelter and Construction Consultants facilitated a practical workshop at Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth, Mid-Wales. The week long workshop required the MSc students to design and test a Temporary Learning Space with 2×1 timber batons and basic tools that they would receive from a humanitarian organisation after a disaster. They also looked at timber, […]


Testing Trench Liners

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Shelter and Construction Consultants recently helped Oxfam with testing trench liners in Mid Wales. There has been ongoing research into trench liners for the first phase of response in humanitarian emergencies, looking for a product that can withstand unstable soils, is easily transported, lightweight, cost effective and easy to use. The liners were tested from […]