A Journey to Build the First Affordable Living Buildings
In this presentation, members of the Community Rebuilds team will discuss the lengthy process
of converting the former intern bunkhouse into the first affordable living building-certified residences. This conversation will include the overview of the LBC certification criteria, our exhaustive materials salvage & reuse following the demolition of the bunkhouse, the current state of the performance period tracking, an anecdote about our recently completed art wall, a retrospective on the human resources necessary to complete the challenge of LBC certification, and the future impacts of LBC certification on housing in Moab and Utah at large.
Relevance: This overview will help people gain understanding into how this undertaking affected us, how much work went into it, and what our takeaways are.
The Project Manager for Community Rebuilds, she works partly with the office team and partly with the build team to organize the pre-construction of the builds, stay on schedule, under budget as well as
guiding homeowners through the decision making
process from foundation to finish. She was an intern in the Fall of 2018, living in the 808 bunkhouse before it was demo’d for the LBC builds. Since coming back to Community Rebuilds in 2021, she has overseen the Performance period of the LBC Homes and is planning to carry the organization through to the certification!
Currently serving as the Planning & Development Coordinator at Community Rebuilds (CR) in Moab, Joe is intimately involved in the day to day of combating the housing crisis in SE Utah. His current work through CR and the Moab Area Housing Task Force includes advocating for affordable housing policy, developing housing, and drafting new housing designs for future construction. His past experience includes public space landscape design in the Boston area, as well as production & operations planning in both construction materials manufacturing and biotechnology.