Deployable structures in the built environment

Umweni, O.J., 2015. Deployable structures in the built environment. In: M. Sarshar Driscoll, A. Ianakiev ORCID: 0000-0002-1413-8110 and B. Sertyesilisik, eds., Contemporary Trends in the Regenerative and Sustainable Built Environment:Technical and Managerial Aspects: workshop proceedings: Novel Energy for the Regenerative Built Environment: Technical and Managerial Aspects, 3-6 March 2014, Istanbul Technical Uni. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE, pp. 62-70. ISBN 9780992887803

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The occurrence of natural disasters has been on the increase for the last decade. One of the most prominent incidences has been the occurrence of floods which has been experienced in developing and developed countries. This has been the experience of Turkey and the United Kingdom. The world has also experienced hurricanes and earthquakes in the recent times. Global temperature change has been blamed for many of these natural disaster occurrences. Man-made disaster incidences have also been recorded such as wars, chemical plant explosions, building failure/collapse and have been on the increase. The consequences of these occurrences have resulted in the loss of lives and properties, displaced communities/stranded communities and also economic stagnation. It is therefore imperative that there should be structures or ways to mitigate the loss of general infrastructures especially housing. These structures should be readily available and meet the temporary needs of the community. Deployable structures are known to be light-weight in nature and characteristic reduced time frame to deploy in its predetermined configuration.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Umweni, O.J.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 2015
Rights: Copyright © The Authors 2015.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 11 Mar 2016 10:55
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:25

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