The UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report released in June 2019 shows that nearly 70.8 million people were displaced worldwide at the end of 2018 through war, violence, persecution and natural disasters globally. The report noted that overwhelmingly, it is developing countries that are most affected. Undoubtedly, for people caught in this unfortunate situation, safe weathertight dwellings will contribute substantially to reducing the trauma and making an extremely harrowing experience more bearable.
The very effective “speed-to-market” model of the BCI, durable and thermally efficient Building System, with its in-built services and supporting off-grid sustainable infrastructure, is very well-suited to this type of temporary or permanent housing. An adapted version of our standard concept for raised (flood resistant) footings would be used specifically for this.
Where road access is interrupted or not readily available, our building technology could be adapted for easy delivery, together with all the equipment, plant, power generators, supervisors and other trained personnel required for their rapid assembly.
The housing concept is erected very quickly along with other facilities designed for associated administrative, food distribution, health and community functions, in a pre-designed optimal layout to secure smooth vehicular and pedestrian circulation, building identification and wayfinding, general and emergency communication and access to on-site power, water and waste management facilities. This way we are in a position to rebuild buildings, communities and even cities in short term and bring back normality and hope to people’s lives.