Sally and Graham Osborne put their hand up to create Wikihouseau.com, which is an Australian chapter of Wikihouse.cc in 2015.
Our Mission aligns with Wikihouse.cc:-
WikiHouse is an open source project to reinvent the way we make homes.
It is being developed by architects, designers, engineers, inventors, manufacturers and builders, collaborating to develop the best, simplest, most sustainable, high-performance building technologies, which anyone can use and improve.
Our aim is for these technologies to become new industry standards; the ‘bricks and mortar’ of the digital age.
Graham and Sally have had extensive experience, over 25 years, across a range of projects having commenced a sustainable architecture practice in Byron Bay NSW in 1993.
Wkihouseau.com partnered with a Local CNC workshop Matcam located at Yatala Queensland to develop a prototype and also derived an approval procedure with RPEQ Engineer Bob Lane, Warrick. Bob Lane has used finite analysis to determine the adequacy of the Wikihouseau.com structure and will provide Form 15 structural adequacy certification, ex-factory. The Form 16 compliance certificate is best processed by a local engineer.
George Hess is the managing director of Matcam who, until recently, installed and operated a partnership CNC workshop at the Southport high school, over seven years, providing state of the art CNC equipment, which was accessible for student vocational learning. Unfortunately the school has moved away from vocational learning and George has co-located his CNC workshop alongside Hutchinson Builders in Yatala Queensland, who are innovative builders in the transportable building industry, POD bathrooms and CLT Buildings.
George Hess is the managing director of Matcam (MultiCamUSA) is the Australasian Tech support and service centre of a global manufacturer of innovative CNC cutting solutions in industries ranging from sign making to digital finishing, sheet-metal to plate-steel processing, hardwoods to cabinet making, thermoform trimming to plastics fabrication as well as a wide variety of aerospace and automotive applications.
With over 12,000 machines installed worldwide, MatCam (MultiCamUSA) provides cost effective, easy-to-use, programmable cutting and additive manufacturing solutions for large and small companies alike.
Matcam can offer to communities a standalone, ready to use, containerised CNC Routing (cutting) machine set up, for cutting ply panel flat packed kits for remote and emergency relief housing construction.