Portable Structure for Post-disaster Temporary Shelter

Bayu Ariaji Wicaksono, Dalhar Susanto, Emirhadi Suganda

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This paper aims to review about application of portable structures for post-disaster temporary shelter. Appropriateness in applying portable structures as temporary shelters are observed based on parameters such as ease in availability and also user’s comfort. The data in this paper were derived based on literature studies by examining the theory about post-disaster temporary shelter, design requirements, and portable structure by showing some examples that have been developed. The most important aspects in the assessment are ease and speed in moving and also erecting process, but without ignoring the user well-being. According to the review’s results, a deployable scissors structure is the most suitable to apply as a temporary shelter. It is because of the simple structure system which is joining each bar with hinged in the middle and the end, so the movement of one bar will affect the other bars and result in structure transformation from a small closed compact configuration to the large open. This structure has some advantages, like being easily stowed, erected, and sustainable. In the case of sustainability, this structure can accommodate various temporary activities. Moreover, the bar components can be reused as materials for the next development in the recovery process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference of Construction, Infrastructure, and Materials - ICCIM 2021
EditorsHan Ay Lie, Monty Sutrisna, Joewono Prasetijo, Bonaventura H.W. Hadikusumo, Leksmono Suryo Putranto
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811679483
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022
Event2nd International Conference of Construction, Infrastructure, and Materials, ICCIM 2021 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Jul 202126 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


Conference2nd International Conference of Construction, Infrastructure, and Materials, ICCIM 2021


  • Deployable
  • Portable structure
  • Scissors
  • Simply structure system
  • Temporary shelter


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