Victims of disasters such as floods, earthquakes and war have to seek shelter elsewhere. A need arises to rapidly construct houses on site and at minimal cost. This will eliminate the need to transport pre-fabricated shelters long distances, saving the time and costs associated with transportation. Since Contour Crafting is an automated process, labor needs are highly minimized allowing relief workers to allocate their time and effort to rebuilding local infrastructure such as water sanitation and distribution systems, roads, electrical and communication systems as well as irrigations systems.
Fact Sheet ID Number
disaster, shelter, pre-fabricated shelter, robotics, cost saving
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Contour Crafting" (2012). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 218.