Week 1

A project log for 2020 HDP Dream Team: CalEarth

The 2020 HDP Dream Teams are participating in a two month engineering sprint to address their nonprofit partner. Follow their journey here.

Sameera ChukkapalliSameera Chukkapalli 07/07/2020 at 13:390 Comments

Week 1: 

  1. Deep dive into understanding Superadobe and construction workflow of CalEarth structures. 
  2. Extensive technical reading and outlining possible interventions. 
  3. Team meeting with CalEarth to understand their pain points.

Target group - USA, Europe - Developed Areas 

Increase the demand in the US in order to make it an appealing trend in other parts of the world. Leverage the appeal to increase sustainable construction. 

The solutions should make the work better, faster, safer.

  1. User friendly (Easy to train to unskilled builders)
  2. Apply to Masses
  3. Accessible 

Pain Points

  1. Develop less labor intensive - Low tech solutions. (Profiling campus/tool, Compactor) 
  2. IOT based quality enhancer solutions. (WIFI)

Key takeaways