Accession Number : ADA194475

Title :   Composite Buildings for Military Bases,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Flanders, Stephen N

PDF Url : ADA194475

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This report compares the use of composite buildings with the use of conventional buildings. Composite buildings are those that combine into fewer buildings several uses that traditionally have occurred in separate buildings. The comparisons are based on construction costs, life cycle costs, speed of construction, materials availability, energy efficiency, fire safety, organizational efficiency, incremental or modular construction, and habitability. The uses reported on include a military training facility in St. Jean, Quebec; a shopping and community center complex for Fort Wainwright, Alaska; and battalion and brigade buildings for mobilization at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and in Alaska. In each case, when comparisons are made between permanently constructed buildings, the composite buildings are cheaper to build and maintain than the conventional buildings. The composite buildings consume less energy and are much more convenient to their occupants.

Descriptors :   *BUILDINGS, *MILITARY FACILITIES, ALASKA, AVAILABILITY, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES, CONSTRUCTION, COSTS, EFFICIENCY, FIRE SAFETY, HABITABILITY, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, MATERIALS, MILITARY TRAINING, MISSOURI, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, ORGANIZATIONS, QUEBEC, VELOCITY, ENERGY CONSERVATION, MOBILIZATION, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE