In 2012, following the known Civil Protection disaster relief triggered by the earthquake that hit Emilia Romagna, New House was awarded a public tender for prefab rental to be used until the end of the emergency.
The request of the Civil Protection technical structure was used in order to obtain the construction of modular prefabricated units to house the displaced persons. The metal prefabricated buildings proposed by New House were those of the Series M1: robust, manageable and with considerable flexibility of use.
The modular prefabricated buildings of the Series M1 are in fact the "top of the range" category, abundantly equipped, which can be developed according to the needs of use. The tender took place urgently, since the wintertime was just around the corner. In order to meet this need, it was decided to build prefabricated insulated buildings with polyurethane core walls containing expanded polyurethane with a significant thickness.
The types of houses developed were for 30, 45, 60 and 75 square meters, with single and double bedrooms, living room, kitchen area and restroom facilities also provided for handicapped persons. The accommodations were equipped with electrical wiring, heat pump air conditioning and robust door and window frames. The project has developed about 3000 square meters of surface area for a total of about 72 houses formed by 227 modules. The result was very successful and the achievements were highly appreciated thanks to the functionality of the rooms and the speed of implementation.