Abbotsford Students Research Eco-Home Design Project with a Tour of BigSteelBox Structures Facility

BSBS-School-Tour_450.jpgBigSteelBox Structures enjoyed hosting a group of 22 students from Abbotsford Christian School at their production facility in Abbotsford earlier this month.

This was the third visit by a Grade 9 Science class with the objective of researching their eco-home design project.

The students were challenged to design a home the size of a standard 20-foot shipping container and provide an alternative source of energy to power the home. Their self-sufficient homes could then be transported around the world as relief housing.

“Visiting the BigSteelBox Structures facility is integral to the Science 9 eco-house project. The on-site tour provides students with the opportunity to see current projects as well as to measure the Boxes and determine the size and scope of the container for their own eco-home designs,” says Gaylene Larsen, Secondary Learning Assistance Coordinator and Teacher at Abbotsford Christian School.

“The visit allows for authentic, hands-on learning about real-world situations and connects students with a local industry,” continues Larsen. “The eco-house project makes students think ‘out of the box’, which is why our students are returning for a third year.”

“We enjoy having the opportunity to engage local youth to teach them more about the latest building technologies,” says BigSteelBox Structures President Devon Siebenga. “Using shipping container technology to create mobiles structures is a viable, more sustainable product. We’ll definitely see it become even more mainstream in the years to come.”

Learn more about BigSteelBox Structures Workforce Housing.

Below is an example of a floorplan designed by Abbotsford Christian School students Eden Luymes and Heidi Olthuis, after their visit to the BigSteelBox Structures facility.



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