LOW-COST SLEEPING FACILITY
ARMY NATICK LABS MA
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During this study, two prototype bunking facilities were developed with incorporate low cost and maximum space utilization. Both units utilize a metal framework with a plywood sleeping surface and are capable of being tiered 3, 4 and 5 high for high density sleeping. The units are also capable of being assembled and disassembled with a minimum of effort and time and can be converted into sitting and messing facilities. The recommended bunk size is 75 in. long by 24 in. wide with 20 in. vertical spacing. The cost estimate per person in quantity purchases is estimated at 3.00 or less. Any further investigations in his area should include more extensive studies on the sleeping surface material, development work on the refinement of the prototypes, development of a color coding system to facilitate ease of assembly, a detailed instruction booklet for assembling the units and a specification for purchase.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Civil Defense