Folding Container House with Light Pipe as Alternative Home for People
Keywords:folding container house, light pipe, alternative home, people
One of the problems here in the Philippines is that people do not have any permanent home, especially the homeless and victims of the calamity, although the government is already working to give an alternative home for people. This study aimed to construct a miniature of a folding container house with a light pipe to determine its level of acceptability in terms of construction materials, procedural methodology, durability, lifting ability, and overall project demonstration. Quantitative-experimental research was used as the research design of the study, and purposive sampling was utilized to select respondents. A questionnaire was also utilized to survey five civil engineers and five electrical engineers. To construct the miniature, the following procedures were followed: make the established template measurement, choose the construction materials, make the miniature process of the following container house, prepare the solar panel and the LED lights with the electrical wirings, create the design of the container house, design the base and assemble the solar panel with it, and fold the container into the flatform. The miniature in terms of construction materials, procedural methodology, durability, lifting ability, and overall project demonstration was highly acceptable. This result indicated that the difference between the assessments of the two groups of respondents in terms of the cited variables was not significant. Civil engineers obtained an overall weighted mean of 3.47, which was interpreted as acceptable with the variance 0.012416, while electrical engineers obtained an overall weighted mean of 4.02, which was interpreted as highly Acceptable with a variance of0.106624. Both groups of respondents had the t-computed value of -0.09 and a degree of freedom of 8 with the value of 2.89646. The t-computed value was greater than the t-critical value. Hence, the assessments of the two groups of respondents are accepted. The respondents recommended the following: use a flat iron instead of paint, improve the wirings, apply more hinges to ensure the stability of the container, make another door for the emergency exit, take more time in constructing the folding container house, and improve the wirings.