alternative shelter building video

i thought/felt this ted.com video might be useful for supporting alternative building codes….aloha, http://www.nextworldtv.com/videos/shelter/creative-houses-from-reclaimed-stuff.html

Building codes interview & resources

Aloha, I am forwarding this interview and info to you although you are probably well abreast to the DCAT and their function in the Building code community. I think this interview is especially supportive as it was 1st published in the Building Standards magazine from the ICBO. I am a retired . . . → Read More: Building codes interview & resources

Kailua Attorney Builds Shelters For The Homeless

HONOLULU – Tony Locricchio saw the growing homeless population living in tents on sidewalks and said we must find places for them to live with dignity. With his own money, and on his property in Kailua, he has constructed demo buildings to show what can built with a little money and . . . → Read More: Kailua Attorney Builds Shelters For The Homeless

YouTube video on Sustainable Communities

Aloha, l just watched this very comprehensive YouTube video on Sustainable Communities presented by Dr. Kelly Cain to the Saulk County, Wisconsin,  Comprehensive Plan Steering group. It has lots of very valuable data that would benefit our cause as well as all Hawaii County sustainability initiatives. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of1ThHkhx74> aloha Graham

BUILDING CODES: BARRIERS TO GREEN INNOVATION

BUILDING CODES: BARRIERS TO GREEN INNOVATION A report by – http://www.dovetailinc.org/content/about-dovetail 18 OCTOBER 2011 Quotes Building codes ensure the health, safety and welfare of building users and the public. Unfortunately, many of today’s codes are prescriptive and based on traditional industry standards, thereby precluding innovative approaches to environmentally responsible design. An . . . → Read More: BUILDING CODES: BARRIERS TO GREEN INNOVATION

Natural Building Network

Natural Building Network http://nbnetwork.org/  is a not-for-profit membership association promoting natural building principles, materials and practitioners worldwide. We support ecological regeneration, social justice, the building of community and economic opportunity, and the recognition of indigenous wisdom as essential in creating healthy, beautiful, and spiritually-uplifting habitation for everyone.

Hobbit house in Wales

Aloha, I thought you folks might be interested in this website since you are trying to get local and state governments to approve of special land-use projects.  What caught my eye with this website was the following statement:  The “Lammas Project is a voluntary organization that has been working to promote . . . → Read More: Hobbit house in Wales

County Council Passes Controversial Building Code

West Hawaii Today  but not the Tribune covered the 270 demonstration and police presence at the meeting.  We don’t know why there was no story in the Tribune Herald! http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/sections/news/local-news/council-passes-controversial-building-code-measure.html

How does this fit into the building code?

How does this fit into the building code?  

Bamboo Buildings

Leimana Pelton is the guy responsible for the 6 bamboo structures that Cof H waste management contracted to be built for recycling centers around the island. I’ve asked him to talk about the compromises he had to make to comply with existing code and what code changes would more easily enable . . . → Read More: Bamboo Buildings