05-04-2011 Graduation project: Affordable sustainable floating houses

Two students from the Avans, University of applied sciences, did their final project on sustainable floating housing. DeltaSync coached them in this project.

The motivation for their research is the combination of a shortage of space for water storage on the one hand, and a shortage of space for living on the other. The lack of space results in high land prices and increasing sustainability requirements increase construction costs. This creates an urgent shortage of affordable housing. They conducted a feasibility study for affordable sustainable floating homes. Their main research objectives were young couples without childeren, who are looking to buy their first house.

The study used a reference property which led to a sustainable design. Eventually it became clear that the initial design had to be modified to ensure the financial feasibility. This study is a first step in achieving affordable housing on the water. Further research will optimize designs for affordable floating housing and will help the process of realization of these houses in the future. 

 

 


10-04-2014 In the press

The press was very much interested in the work of DeltaSync in the past months. Publications and interviews include the Guardian, Sky News and BBC Radio. You can read the news article on The Guardian here Watch the Sky News video here[more]


10-04-2014 Study on potential of floating urbanization in delta cities

Together with the Rotterdam University of Applied Science and the BlueRevolution Foundation DeltaSync is conducting research on the potential of floating urbanization for individual delta cities around the world. The BlueRevolution strategy is used as a starting point for the...[more]



19-03-2014 Aqua Dock project launches at RDM Campus Rotterdam

On March 12th at the RDM Campus in Rotterdam the Aqua Dock was launched. Aqua Dock will be the location for testing, demonstrating and producing of innovations on water. It is a co-production of the City of Rotterdam, the Port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam University of Applied...[more]


12-03-2014 Project on Floating Urbanization and Water Quality starts

On March 6 the Floating Urbanization and Water Quality consortium started. The objective of the project is to collect and develop knowledge about the effects of floating urbanization on water quality and ecology. The consortium consists of 3 water boards, 4 cities, 4...[more]


05-03-2014 DeltaSync receives excellent rating from two new clients

Two new clients of DeltaSync recently completed our client survey. Both gave an excellent rating to the work of DeltaSync. They were asked to assess the performance of the company on various indicators such as creativity, quality and knowledge level. The Dutch Ministry of...[more]


23-01-2014 FloodProBE project finished

After 4 years the FloodProBE project finally came to an end. FloodProBE is a research project within the European Seventh Framework Programme, which focuses on researching technologies to protect urban areas against flooding. DeltaSync, as one of the involved parties, focused on...[more]



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