New Construction Technology and the Indian Housing Crisis

India is in the midst of a housing crisis-with a shortage of 49 million units according to one study. At this month's general meeting engineer Chad Norvell will speak about his experience working in India for WorldHaus, a social enterprise that uses new technology to build innovative, low-cost housing. He'll discuss projects completed in both dense slums and remote villages using a combination of local materials and pre-fabricated structures to reduce construction costs. He'll also touch on what distinguishes a social enterprise like WorldHaus from more familiar organizational and corporate structures. In addition to his time in India Chad has extensive experience working on water and solar projects in Nicaragua for Engineers Without Borders. He is currently with Nishkian Dean in Portland. Please join us at the AIA Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Ave (entry on NW Flanders). Refreshments will be served.