Aboriginal Sustainable Homes (ASH) designs
and constructs indigenous sustainable homes
that are culturally sensitive and compatible
with cultural norms and practices of indigenous
communities, while providing project
management services, an education and training
program designed to help indigenous people
enter the construction industry, and employment
and career opportunities.
Given the metal roofs’ trapezoidal profile, a traditional racking
solution could not be used due to limited access to the roofs’
purlins/rafters and because most racking systems require
attachments to the structure for this type of profile.
Additionally, the remote location of this community – located
500 kilometers from the nearest major airport – would mean
higher freight charges and a longer wait time for the delivery
of traditional rails.