Charles Newman

International development professional with over 10 years of experience working in architectural design, development, and construction management. Founder of Unfrastructure Design LLC, providing consultancy services to non-profits and communities in need.

Charles Newman

How Bamcore Reduces Carbon Footprints in Housing Construction

December 28, 2021

The California-based housing company employs progressive strategies in design and workflows to shrink the environmental impact of new construction....

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Charles Newman

3D-Printed Construction Must Mature Before It Delivers

October 27, 2021

We’ve seen the advent of printed homes, but how feasible would it be to scale that 3D-printing technology to...

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Charles Newman

Featured Design Manual: Handbook for Gender Inclusive Urban Planning and Design

March 20, 2020

Urban planning, the spatial and political process of developing land use and infrastructure in the built environment, has emerged...

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Charles Newman

Featured Design Manual | Towards Safer School Construction: A Community Based Approach

February 21, 2020

The field manual Towards Safer School Construction: A Community Based Approach has quickly begun to inform and affect standards...

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Charles Newman

Featured Design Manual: The Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA)

January 27, 2020

The most common response to large-scale disasters is a well planned effort to ‘build back better.’ Increasingly, however, the...

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Charles Newman

E4C Now Offers a Database of Field Manuals for Design and Construction

November 6, 2019

Swapping hard drives is a common exchange between humanitarian professionals working in remote regions. “Do you have any movies?...

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Charles Newman

EcoSanitation: Trading “Flush and Forget” for “Cycle and Sow”

August 11, 2019

“Flush and forget” or “drop and store” are some of the most common strategies for human waste “treatment” around...

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Charles Newman

Building Materials and Methods: E4C’s Essential Online Resources for Professionals

August 12, 2016

When global development professionals need to make a decision about which technologies to use in their work, we’d like...

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Charles Newman

Earthship Biotecture’s Six Best Practices for Sustainable Architecture

December 17, 2015

Architects as far back as Vitruvius in the first century BC have tried to condense the best practices of...

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Charles Newman

Architecture, Tools & People

November 27, 2013

The architect Charles Newman has spent the last several years wandering Central and East Africa building and renovating schools,...

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Charles Newman

Development of Templates to Support an Integrated Settlement Planning Framework in the Context of Refugees, Humanitarian, and Conflict Affected Areas

November 16, 2021

In recent years, UNHCR has reappraised humanitarian settlement planning within the context of displacement crises. The Master Plan Approach...

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Charles Newman

From CAD to CAM: Streamlining Workflows for Custom Prefabricated Construction

October 26, 2021

The Autodesk partnership with BamCore sought to support the BamCore team by identifying and implementing software-based automation tools to...

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Charles Newman

Quantifying Embodied Energy: Considering Carbon Footprints in Schematic Design for Modular Housing Projects

BuildX Studio is a Nairobi-based design-build practice that is currently working to improve their workflow from design to construction....

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Charles Newman

Automating Structural Retrofits for Low-Income Households in Bogota, Colombia

October 25, 2021

Substandard housing is a widespread problem throughout Colombia, occurring most often in urban areas where homes are typically constructed...

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Charles Newman

From Product to Project: Scaling the Gap from BIM to Full Scale 3D Printing

October 21, 2021

3D printing technology has begun to revolutionize the way we can think about developing the built environment in resource-scarce...

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Charles Newman

A Standard, Adaptable Catalogue of Water Tower Designs and Construction Typologies

As an international humanitarian response organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is often confronted with the challenge of providing clean...

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Charles Newman

Challenges for Dissemination of Sustainable Technologies in India

October 31, 2019

This report is available for full download to PDF. Executive Summary The sustainable development sector in India has been...

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