Episode 38: The Power of Modular Construction During a Crisis

todayJuly 28, 2022


Episode 38: The Power of Modular Construction During a Crisis

In this episode, Steve Randall speaks to Sam Whitworth and Maddie Podstada of Stelling Properties Limited. Steve was also given a tour around the Stelling Properties factory and himself and Pete the Builder discuss modular construction.

If you have an interest in modular construction or you want to hear how it is being used to aid civilians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine then this episode is for you!

Sam Whitworth is the Engineering Director for Stelling Properties. Sam’s portfolio consists of working in the Marina, Aerospace and Civil Sectors. Sam is committed to the development and delivery of new technology and products. He also enjoys being challenged and works well under pressure.

“We exist to take on the challenge of bringing modular to the mainstream and giving people the choice that they deserve as a customer.”

“Interface is key in the modular industry.”

Stelling Properties and Project ReHaus - Sam Whitworth & Maddie Podstada-1

Stelling Properties are one of the UK’s leading modular development and construction companies. They traditionally focus on student accommodation, residential developments, and hotels.

Today however they are using their expertise to help civilians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

Stelling Properties are now designing and building transportable accommodation inside shipping containers to aid in housing civilians living in dangerous and freezing conditions in refugee camps in Europe.

The carefully designed and insulated units can provide shelter for up to two adults and two children or three adults at a time. They provide them with space to sleep and eat.

Known as Project Re: Haus, this venture is staff-led and is a separate charitable initiative started by the team just days after the news of the war broke around the world.

Maddie Podstada is the Project Coordinator for Project Re: Haus. A future charitable organisation that is designed to be a solution for those displaced by conflict, war, and natural emergencies.

Maddie believes that the speed of modular is what makes it suitable for a crisis. A modular can be built, transported and then be ready for use within two hours.

Visibly emotional when the first containers were transported, Maddie and her team are very proud of the hard work and long hours that they put in to help families fleeing from their countries.

If you wish to help Maddie and her team with their admirable project you can make a donation at www.rehaus.org.

“The modules are produced and then transported to Poland and can be ready to be used in about two hours, so they call it plug and play.”

“Modular construction is a fantastic solution to be relocated from one location to another.”

Written by: Chloe C

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