Field Testing of a Lightweight Relocatable Structure in a Temperate Environment.
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CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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This report described field tests of a commercially available, off-the-shelf, lightweight relocatable structure LRS system selected for possible military use in a theater of operations. A panelized system manufactured by Kelly Klosure, Inc. was selected to determine the constructibility, durability, an habitability of the building system. The first stage tests were conducted in a desert environment Fort Irwin, CA and stage II tests were conducted in a temperate environment Fort Leonard Wood, MO. The results of stage I tests are documented in U.S. Army Constructibility of the building varies, depending on size. The tests confirm that the 20-ft-wide X 8-ft-high buildings can be erectd manually by unskilled troop labor using only hand tools. However, for 12-ft-high structure assembled using 4-X 8-ft panels, and for 12-ftu-high structures on elevated foundationbaseplates, a creane is need to help assembled components for the erection. Elevated foundationbaseplates greatly increase construction difficulty and contra and construction times. Keywords include Buikdings Light weight relocatable structures Portable shelters Ft. Leonard Wood Temperate regions.
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