Faculty Advisor

Pietroforte, Roberto

Abstract

During this project the group performed research on the use of shipping containers as temporary housing shelters. Using this research, the team focused on converting shipping containers into pre-fabricated emergency relief housing. By designing a number of containers with different functions the group created a community environment in which approximately 216 people could recover from natural disasters. The experience gained from this project will help the team gain valuable experience in problem solving and teamwork.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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