The intent of this project was to experiment with bales of waste wax-impregnated corrugated clippings in construction applications. Typically thousands of tons of this material are consigned to landfills each week: simply because the wax content prevents recycling. While utilizing the material’s structural capabilities, thermal mass, and insulation values, the students gained hands-on design-build experience. Simultaneously, they were investigating a way to improve the living conditions in rural Hale County, Alabama.
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