Got Nature? Blog
In the aftermath of a natural disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake, victims could get more than temporary help if the structures erected to provide immediate relief could be easily converted into permanent structures. These converted repurposed buildings could become long-term housing, schools and clinics—or farm and light-industrial buildings. This six-page publication describes two different approaches to building canvas-covered, skeletal, light-timber frames to meet this need.
Light-Timber Frames for Transitional Disaster-Relief Housing is available as a free download at The Education Store.
First Steps to Flood Recovery, The Education Store
Disaster Recovery, IN.gov
Eva Haviarova, Associate Professor of Wood Products
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources