Pallet house in emergency response?

1425034828234-1  Angus Hughes is a 1st year Engineering student in Central Queensland, who has built the pallet house prototype – an idea he developed after seeing a similar concept being built in Haiti.  His concept though, can be built a lot faster (days rather than a month), and he is keen to bundle the pallets with the aid products transported in, training manuals and the limited additional materials required to build.  He has even tested a 3 day printer for the hinges.. He’s a really interesting young man (from an interesting family)

He has checked out the local market in Australia, and one transport alone in Rockhampton amasses 60 surplus pallets a day – just enough to build one of Angus’s houses.

Read the published article here:

Rockhampton timer house design by university students withstands Cyclone Marcia –  Architecture & Design – 24 Feburary 2015

CQUniversity Be Magazine Article – Issue 19 2014