Development of a Quick Camp System for Seabees.
Technical rept. Jul 68-Jun 72,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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Quick Camp modules are standard 8x8x20-foot shipping containers outfitted for living. They serve as habitats in the field, as temporary storage facilities when not deployed, and as cargo containers in transit. They can be transported by ships, trucks, rail cars, and aircraft, including helicopters. The facilities include berthing, messing, sanitation, administration, medical treatment, shop, laundry, recreation, and storage. The system includes structural, electrical, air treatment, and water purification and distribution subsystems. User needs and the environment were studied, a concept was formulated, and the first cycle of system analysis was performed. A contractor designed the entire system and fabricated three selected first-generation prototype modules camp utilities, kitchen and all purpose. Cost-effectiveness studies were performed in specific areas for making major design decisions and in general to determine the economic feasibility of the system. Structural, environmental, electrical, and operational tests were conducted and evaluated. As a result, input data for the second cycle of system analysis were generated. Author
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology