Transition of Shelters – Portable Emergency Shelter

Migratation of refugess are indeed a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a Society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. It affects both physically and mentally. It also causes health and safety […]

Base Camp Shelters

It takes an extraordinary structure to withstand extreme environments like Mount Everest and Mount Rainier. After an earthquake in April 2015, the WeatherPort base camp structure on Mount Everest was the only one still standing. The damage would have been even more devastating it it wasn’t for the sturdy construction of the Everest medical facility. […]

Life Cube

With the occurrences of disasters on the rise in recent years, there needs to be a product that provides a complete response solution in a single, easily deliverable, on-site mobile package. This is where the Life Cube comes in. The Life Cube is best described as a “multi-platform delivery system.” It begins with our core […]

Green Container International Aid

Green Container International Aid is responding to the crisis in Haiti and Chile with a long-term rebuilding plan that will design, develop and implement community centers, schools, and sustainable housing from the donation of shipping containers to be reconditioned and repurposed.

The Design Development of Hexi-House – Phase 1

Background While attending a social entrepreneurship course in July 2012, Dublin-based business student Chris Rooney was tasked with coming up with a new sustainable housing system for developing countries that would use recycled materials in the process. Upon assignment of this brief the first phone call made by Chris was to his father, Jim – […]

Tentsile – shelter in the sky

Tentsile is a shelter designed to overcome common obstacles in the environment. Tentsile is a tent that uses tension to become suspended above any surface; thus avoiding flooded areas, rough, rocky or unstable terrain, cold or wet ground, earth tremors and wildlife. The design provides shelter in a variety of circumstances. It could be used […]

Fractal Shelter

SLC – Is an architectural research and development project that developed in response to the acute need for shelters – permanent as well as temporary – witnessed worldwide today. The SLC project focuses on developing a highly adaptable, low tech and universal, design, in the construction language of Architecture. Inspired by fractal origami, self-sufficient fractal […]

Turning Hydropower into Light – ES Pipe Waterwheel

The ES Pipe Waterwheel is a tool that utilizes hydropower generated from regular water taps by converting it to energy. The waterwheel works in the same way as a mini turbine does, the waterwheel pipe connects to a regular water pipe, as water runs, the turbines turn and generate energy. This energy is used to […]

Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park

In the event of a large-scale disaster, such as an earthquake centered below Tokyo, The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park acts as a central base of operations for disaster prevention and relief in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. The Prevention Park houses emergency response facilities including local disaster management headquarters and institutions that compile disaster-related information […]

Subscribe to Newsletter

[mc4wp-form]

PDC Active Hazards

Tropical Cyclone
Watch
Tropical Storm - Kenneth
Cyclone - Watch
Reported:
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:41:43 UTC
5 days ago
Updated:
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:12:20 UTC
33 minutes ago
 
Tropical Cyclone
Warning
Typhoon - Hato
Cyclone - Warning
Reported:
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:40:55 UTC
3 days ago
Updated:
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:56:17 UTC
50 minutes ago
 
Wildfire
Warning
Wildfire - SW of Missoula, Montana - United States
Wildfire - Warning
Reported:
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:09:02 UTC
5 days ago
Updated:
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:02:47 UTC
6 hours ago