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Architects, engineers and other professionals must take action in the development of the global emergency response to the natural or man-made disasters that are increasing. In times of crisis, the world should act to help war refugees and environmental migrants with the recovery efforts. The goal of this online course is to generate designs for emergency shelters for the victims of wars and natural disasters.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Build Academy

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Designing Emergency Shelters MOOC 00:03:00
OOAc-DES1-1_Welcome and Introduction to the Course 00:05:00
Ivan and Illac at the United Nations 00:02:00
OOAc-DES_Call for Design Action-1 00:03:00
OOAc-DES_Call for Design Action-2 00:03:00
OOAc-DES1-3_Wars and Natural Disasters 00:05:00
OOAc-DES_Rebuilding after the Disaster 00:04:00
OOAc_Center for Sustainability and Resilience 00:03:00
OOAc-DES1-6_Teamwork 00:04:00
OOAc-DES1-7_First Assignment 00:03:00
Module: 02
OOAc-DES_2-1_Shelters Introduction 00:06:00
OOAc-DES_2-2_Refugee Camps Precedents 00:02:00
OOAc-DES_2-3_Prefabricated Transitional Shelters 00:03:00
OOAc-DES_2-4_Locally Built Shelters 00:04:00
OOAc-DES2-5_Shelter Research Assignment 00:02:00
Module: 03
OOAc-DES-3-1_Shelter Design Introduction 00:04:00
OOAc-DES_3-2_Shelter Design Guidelines 00:10:00
OOAc-DES_3-3_Shelter Design Teamwork 00:05:00
OOAc-DES_3-4_Shelter Design Assignment 00:04:00
Module: 04
OOAc-DES_4-1_Shelter Aggregation Strategies 00:03:00
OOAc-DES_4-2_Clusters Modularity and Growth Methods 00:03:00
OOAc-DES_4-3_Shelters Course Organization 00:02:00
OOAc-DES_4.4. Shelter Cluster Design Assignment 00:05:00
Module: 05
OOAc-DES_5-1_Introduction to Shelter Design Development 00:04:00
OOAc-DES_5-2_Shelter Design Strategies and Techniques 00:06:00
OOAc-DES_5-3_Design Development Assignment 00:04:00
Module: 06
OOAc-DES_6-1_Introduction to Construction Details Design 00:07:00
OOAc-DES_6-2_Construction Details Guidelines 00:12:00
OOAc-DES_6-3_Construction Details Assignment 00:05:00
OOAc-DES_6-4_Project Submission Guidelines 00:06:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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