Hurricane Damaged Shelter Recovery Proposal Method for British Virgin /Caribbean Islands / Usa with little or no budget Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Damage, America Can’t Afford to Rebuild Method
1. Collect wood that is plentiful due to fallen trees / joists / stick frames
2. Sort or cut wood into 50mm /70 / 140mm thick planks
3. paints planks with preservative 4. Clad & nail / screw planks inside galvanised drywall lining channel or purlins, salvaged from destroyed buildings 5.Drill holes in structurally sound brick walls, insert plastic walls plugs , glued in with injection resin or adhesives 6. Screw metal clad planks to wall, horizontally & vertically , so a 2.4 x1.2m sheet can be screwed to it 7 Fill insulation voids with plastic bottles filled with polystyrene or bubble wrap (or sand / soil / water if thermal mass / heavier wall weight required) .
We take it for granted that recycling is the best way to dispose of waste. But is that just greenwash? New Scientist sorts through the trash so that you can make up your mind
Which materials are worth recycling? From the most basic environmental point of view, all materials are worth recycling, because this reduces the need for energy-intensive mining and smelting of virgin materials.
That makes a huge difference for some things – notably aluminium – but even recycling glass leads to a small energy saving and consequent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling can also provide a reliable, non-imported source of scarce resources such as the rare earth metals that are crucial parts of touchscreens and other high-tech devices.
However, the answer gets muddier when we consider economics. The price of recycled material fluctuates wildly, and some often aren’t profitable to recycle, espec…
Paul Ridley, Founder of the Cabinz Project Uk has designed several insulated panels that can be attached to an existing brick or wood building to insulate it, and make the structure stronger.
These are designed to counter the problem that if a disaster occurs, there will not be enough materials available immediately to build thousands of shelters.
By have the panels dispersed around the country, in use as insulating building panels , they can quickly be removed from buildings & re-used as emergency shelters or perhaps floating pontoons in a flood.
While the panels are in situ, this addresses the problems stated in the 2 articles below UK 'must insulate 25 million homes Climate change likely to increase risk of costly storms. Uk Buildings need strengthening
If there is a disaster, where thousands of shelters are needed very quickly, the panels can be removed and built into shelters such as Hexayurts
The panels are screwed onto a metal drywall / wood or plastic strip that is…