Stephen Bender of bndr will be presenting with Client Crisis Housing Solutions at at Florida Housing Coalition Conference, September 11-14, 2016. Registration for the conference is open. Find information here.
Find the agenda here. Here is a brief description of our presentation:
AFFORDABLE HOUSING MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS
Presenters: Craig Vanderlaan, Stephen Bender
Moderator: Robert Von
In this workshop, a nonprofit developer will share the results of an extensive feasibility study, conducted in Florida, comparing traditional concrete block construction to the use of shipping containers as a building material for both multifamily and single family structures. Building code, zoning and local ordinance challenges will be discussed. An experienced architect and builder of container housing will speak about the efficacy of shipping containers as a building material for the creation of spacious affordable housing. He will cover availability, durability, resiliency, adaptability, sustainability and efficiency of containers and container architecture. This is a great opportunity to see how creativity, research and collaboration can lead to solutions to Florida’s cost-burdened housing dilemma.