UF Team Hopes to Finish Designing Affordable Post-Disaster Housing by 2021 (The Independent Florida Alligator)

UF Team Hopes to Finish Designing Affordable Post-Disaster Housing by 2021

A UF team is working on a project, known as Advanced Modular Housing Design, which aims to provide a safe and affordable housing option for families that lost their homes to natural disasters. The team calls its housing units CORE+.

“The project’s primary goal is to design sustainable, affordable and resilient post-disaster housing,” said Charles Kibert, project leader and director of the UF Powell Center for Construction & Environment.

Maryam Kouhirostami, a research assistant on the team, said the plan could be a solution for people in need of shelter after storms if theirs was damaged. “Some people who have the money can go to a hotel even staying for longer periods of time, or they can stay with family in another area, but many people cannot do that,” Kouhirostami said. “This is an attempt to provide that demographic with another solution.”

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