This Startup Provides Locally Sourced Roof Material in Developing Countries

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 12, 2014
References: resilientmodularsystems & fastcoexist
This startup is trying to address the corrugated, non-insulated, rusty iron roofs prevalent in developing countries by using 3D printing technology to provide different roof material.

Resilient Modular Systems (RMS) is a social enterprise committed to using innovative modular aspects and hybrid composite materials in home-building in emerging markets. They are passionate not just about improving the quality of life in developing communities, but in reducing carbon emissions as well.

Their 3D printed plastic roof material is part of the solution to roofing problems in the developing world. The second part is to use modular systems to make it easily adaptable and repairable. The brick system can be made locally, using available materials that suit the area. This ensures there is less transportation and therefore more environmentally friendly.