College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
Due to the current state of the world, families around the world have started to invest in their homes. This change in lifestyle has caused the average cost to build a new home to increase to nearly $300,000, with an additional $35,872 due to the pandemic-related uptick in material costs. Custom homes take an ample amount of planning, construction time, along with excessive amounts of materials. I am looking to put my spin on a recent trend that allows an efficient construction timeline, along with the reduction of materials and waste.
Shipping Containers. Though their history of utilization has solely been confined to protecting goods during transportation, a new trend has recently seen that shipping containers are an effective material in residential and commercial construction. My project proposal is creating an inexpensive, expeditious, and sustainable design that would allow for small, to medium size families to live comfortably. My project will outline a building layout, site preparation plan and design, then a thorough analysis of exterior and interior construction to achieve a net-zero building. Finally, my project will cover the cost analysis of the build, along with a proposed project schedule for the completion of the project.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Gibson, Brandon, "Affordable and Sustainable Housing" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1604.
Honors Project Final Signature Paper
Design of Sustainable and Affordable Housing .docx (2465 kB)
Final Honors Research Paper - Design of Sustainable and Affordable Housing
Brandon Gibson Honors Project Signature Paper.pdf (88 kB)