selected applications of housing materials

  • Emergency response shelters
  • Emergency and temporary medical facilities
  • Low-cost housing solutions
  • SafeHaven communities

emergency response shelter

Daedalus polymer composite panels are ideal for providing shelter in emergencies that can transition into permanent housing. To view the assembly sequence of a structure, click here.

emergency and temporary medical facilities

Daedalus successfully demonstrated the application of its polymer-composite panels to this role under contract with the US Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security. View video.

low-cost housing solutions

This application is particularly relevant at this time as one of the best examples is in Haiti in the Homes for Haiti Ministry established by Lifeline Christian Mission. See photos

safehaven communities--
orphanages

The SafeHaven Community concept was originated in response to the rapidly expanding and overwhelming number of orphans of HIV/AIDS that exist in sub-Saharan Africa. View background.

The concept has tremendous applicability to the situation in Haiti where so many children have been orphaned and existing orphanages were damaged or destroyed.

housing poverty

The Daedalus Foundation's focus upon reducing housing poverty originated in an attempt to help alleviate two of the world’s intractable and growing, population-related problems: those associated with the disposal of municipal solid waste, and the vast world homeless population for whom there is a critical shortage of adequate shelter and low-cost housing.  From those problems, a new material was created.

the challenge

The Challenge
The challenge facing those attempting to alleviate housing poverty through technological means is to develop a way to change the situation for the greatest number, in the shortest period of time, and in a manner that can be sustained. That framework must make housing affordable to the poor, and one element of that affordability is low-cost materials. Ultimately, all large-scale, low-cost housing projects are political in nature. Additionally, affordable material is only one aspect: the material must be accompanied by the creation of community and sustainable economic growth. 

polymer panels

Polymer Panels
Daedalus' affiliate developed and produced  award winning and patented polymer composite panels.

Daedalus polymer composite panels were developed in response to the worldwide shortage of affordable, quality housing. The panels are produced from recycled polymers and are a low- cost, strong and durable material for construction of housing and other structures. 

The recycling of substantial quantities of plastic waste turns their non-biodegradable liability into an asset. Polymer structures rely upon one of the strengths of plastics that make their disposal so problematic: they last forever!

Daedalus' patented polymer panels provide the most economical building system available that provides structural integrity, projected longevity, and--for those living in housing poverty--a sense of dignity.

metal panels

Metal Panels
Daedalus' metal composite panels.

Manufactured from galvanized steel, with a polyurethane foam core, the metal-composite panels are directed toward a slightly higher socio-economic level that those of the polymer panels. They provide an insulated, structural material suitable for low-to-high income housing requirements..