College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Thomas Kommer, Phil Barlow
This case study is designed to examine the feasibility and possible implementation of the use of modified steel shipping container units, as temporary relief housing for victims of natural disasters. In this study we will analyze an on-going shipping container project being constructed in Santa Rosa, CA as well as use previously constructed research on this type of construction. The point of this research is to develop and analyze areas in which shipping container projects like this one could be more expeditious and more cost efficient in the future. In short, my findings proved modular shipping container home construction, as a form of natural disaster relief housing, is faster, cheaper and just as safe as traditional ground up construction.