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Your Business has Been Damaged or Destroyed by a Natural Disaster, What now?
Every year, around the world, tens of thousands of small businesses are badly disrupted by natural disasters (and sometimes man made disasters). I know that in Australia alone, we face fire, floods and cyclones constantly. The cost both financially and emotionally is huge. Businesses can be disrupted for anything from a few days to a few months. So what should you do to when disaster hits your business?…
Disaster drones: are they the future of humanitarian aid?
While the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, in conflict zones is well documented, one British-Dutch company is developing the technology with the aim of revolutionising humanitarian relief efforts. Speaking at the Farnborough Airshow, Steve Roest said his company Skycap was developing drones to allow aid organisations to bring medical supplies and food rations to hard to reach areas in the aftermath of a natural disaster…
A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing
In 2012, Superstorm Sandy rocked the New York City metropolitan area and amongst its damaging effects, displaced over 3,000 people from their homes. But for years even before the storm hit, NYC’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) have discussed solutions for interim housing after a natural disaster. Now it may just have one. Enter Garrison Architects. OEM tasked the firm with creating a disaster-relief housing prototype. Principal James Garrison sought to address how to “build housing quickly after a disaster, and build housing in the neighborhoods…
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