Construction Plans

This page contains CCHRC plan sets. While we are sharing these plans with the public, please keep in mind they will not necessarily work at your site.

PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in these documents was developed and published for specific climatic and site conditions. These documents are not a substitute for a detailed architectural plan set or site-specific engineering. Any application of this information will need to consider site-specific issues including, but not limited to, applicable codes and structural design considerations for soil type, weather, and wind and snow load conditions. It is essential that a structural engineer review the plans to ensure they meet design criteria appropriate to the site. These homes have many elements that require specialized knowledge. We strongly recommend that skilled tasks, plumbing and electric work be done by professionals.

Anaktuvuk Pass Prototype Home

Super-insulated home for Brooks Range village. Insulated foam raft foundation, steel stud walls with polyurethane spray foam, earth-bermed on 3 sides with a sod roof. Exterior is spray-applied elastomeric coating. More info here.

Atmautluak Prototype Home

1,100 square foot integrated truss house with 7 inches of polyurethane spray foam, adjustable piling foundation, and a drying toilet. More info here.

Buckland Prototype Home

Insulated foam raft foundation, integrated truss combines floor, walls and roof into a single piece for easy framing, polyurethane spray foam, diagonal ridge roof, and metal siding. More info here.

Crooked Creek Prototype Home

Integrated truss combines floor, walls and roof into a single piece for easy framing, polyurethane spray foam, post and pad foundation, and metal siding. More info here.

Galena Prototype Home

These integrated house designs represent a collaboration between the Cold Climate Housing Research Center the Alaska Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The current model is an evolution of the design used in response to the Crooked Creek disaster, and part of an ongoing effort to develop site-specific housing for fast-response to emergency scenarios. More info here.

Quinhagak Octagon Prototype Home

Octagonal floorplan, insulated foam raft foundation, steel stud standoff wall with polyurethane spray foam, and metal siding. More info here.

Quinhagak Rectangle Prototype Home

Rectangle floorplan, post and pad foundation, integrated truss combines floor, walls and roof into a single piece for easy framing, polyurethane spray foam, and metal siding. More info here.

UAF Sustainable Village Birch Prototype Home

Superinsulated foam raft foundation, REMOTE Wall with 8 inches of rigid foam board outside of the sheathing and R-13 fiberglass batt insulation in wall cavity, primary space heating is integrated diesel heating and ventilation system, and metal siding. More info here.

UAF Sustainable Village Spruce Prototype Home

Superinsulated foam raft foundation, 18-inch double wall with 14 inches blown-in cellulose and 4 inches R-13 fiberglass batt insulation, primary space heating is an integrated heating and ventilation, integrated diesel heating and ventilation system, and metal siding. More info here.

UAF Sustainable Village Tamarack Prototype Home

Steel piling foundation, REMOTE Wall with 8 inches of rigid foam board outside of the sheathing and R-13 fiberglass batt insulation in wall cavity, 3 solar thermal collectors plus 180 Toyotomi heater tied to 120-gallon buffer tank for heating. More info here.

UAF Sustainable Village Willow Prototype Home

Steel piling foundation, REMOTE Wall with 8 inches of rigid foam board outside of the sheathing and R-13 fiberglass batt insulation in wall cavity, 3 solar thermal collectors that heat an indoor water tank and an Evolution propane boiler. More info here.