To download a copy of the Flood Proof Construction Guide click on the image.

To download a copy of the Flood Proof Construction Guide click on the image.

The Floodproof Construction Research Project and the Prototype Temporary Disaster Housing Research Project are made possible by a grant from the Southeast Region Research Initiative (SERRI), a program managed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). SERRIā€™s mission is to support university research that addresses homeland security and emergency preparedness. GCCDS' goal throughout the project was to create a collection of research that could be used as a resource for business owners, developers, city governments, and local stake-holders in order to help communities and individuals make informed decisions regarding hazard mitigation and response to housing shortages after a disaster.

Providing disaster housing has been a continual challenge because traditional temporary housing units consist of either modified recreational vehicles or manufactured homes; neither of which are designed specifically for the unique challenges of disaster response and recovery. GCCDS conducted research to design a temporary housing unit tailored to the unique requirements of disaster response and recovery in order to provide safe, fast, and cost-effective disaster housing to individuals displaced by a natural or man-made disasters, so that they can recover from the event and seek permanent housing.