Accession Number : AD0434217


Title :   A TEMPORARY POLAR CAMP


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA


Personal Author(s) : Sherwood, G E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/434217.pdf


Report Date : 26 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 133


Abstract : A temporary polar camp was developed to provide comfortable living conditions for periods up to 5 years in the Arctic and Antarctic. The camp design includes structures, air conditioning, water supply, sanitation, and other facilities integrated to form a unified functional component. The basic camp was designed for 50-man occupancy and expansion in 50-man increments to a 200-man capacity. Each man is provided with an individual room. Double bunks may be used, with two men sharing a room to increase the camp capacity for short periods. The building unit is the Modified T-5, variously outfitted for use as quarters, messing, galley, utilities, administration, communications, recreation, medical, head, laundry, and storage facilities. A duplex concept is used by which two building units are joined end to end by a service core which houses an air-conditioning system, head, and laundry, to form a basic building. A T-5M maintenance shelter is provided for maintenance of camp equipment. The component parts of the packaged camp are lightweight and compact for transport by C-130 or other aircraft. All components are prefabricated for fast, easy erection even under the extreme weather conditions prevalent in polar regions.


Descriptors :   *COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS , *BUILDINGS , DISTRIBUTION , CONSTRUCTION , AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT , RECREATION , SANITARY ENGINEERING , WASTES(SANITARY ENGINEERING) , WATER SUPPLIES , STORAGE , HEATING , MEDICINE , SHELTERS


Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE