Why Didn’t I Think of That?

One of the fun things we’re able to do at KWA Construction is learn about creative construction projects from all around the world. In this series, we’ve selected our favorite projects that showcase awe-inspiring design and industry-changing features that make us ask ourselves, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

The Sustainability Treehouse at The Summit, West Virginia

Hosting tens of thousands of scouts per year in the mountains of West Virginia, The Sustainability Treehouse is the Boy Scouts’ new national adventure center.  Because the camp is located on former strip mining land that was converted into a nature preserve, a structure both teaches scouts about the site and gives them a new perspective on sustainability.

The designers of the Treehouse created a “Rain Chain,” made of stainless steel camping cups, which transfers rainwater falling onto the roof into a cistern below. The cistern cleans and purifies the water then pumps it into a drinking fountain equipped with an LED message board that displays how much has been collected and consumed.


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