Concrete Tent [Archive] - Glock Talk

PDA

View Full Version : Concrete Tent


Jake514
08-20-2011, 10:10
For temporary or semi-permanent locations, this has merit:

http://www.wimp.com/concretetents/

cyrsequipment
08-20-2011, 11:41
Interesting, very interesting...

Although the "potential to last for over 10 years" does seem to limit the use of this to a home owner.

Then again, most storage buildings built by homeowners don't last nearly that long, so who knows.

Great link, thank you.

racerford
08-20-2011, 21:14
I thought this was designed for the creation of expediant, but strong and durable shelters. It is probably a better home than more than a billion people have. It appears too expensive to be practical.

UtahIrishman
08-20-2011, 21:28
Interesting...very interesting I'm wondering about price. I didn't see any firm prices on their website.

BORNGEARHEAD
08-20-2011, 21:33
Very cool. They should give Haiti a group buy price on these.

mixflip
08-20-2011, 21:57
I like how you can bury it to make it ballistically hardened and insulated. If the price is right this could sell like hot cakes right now?

cowboy1964
08-20-2011, 23:01
I suspect this ain't cheap.

Those interior shots at the end seemed to make it appear to be a lot bigger than the outside would suggest. What is this, a TARDIS?

G29Reload
08-21-2011, 08:03
about 500 sq feet, seems about right. Interesting.

Cavalry Doc
08-21-2011, 09:15
Interesting...very interesting I'm wondering about price. I didn't see any firm prices on their website.

I'm gonna go with "very expensive". If it was cheap, they would be advertising the price.

magic
08-21-2011, 11:38
Only about $30k. And you better have some heavy equipment to move that 6800 pounds if you don't have it delivered to its deployment location.

http://dinarvets.com/forums/index.php?/topic/70283-concrete-tent-prices/

UtahIrishman
08-21-2011, 11:49
Hmmm...$30K not too bad...

Interesting idea.

racerford
08-21-2011, 15:49
Hmmm...$30K not too bad...

Interesting idea.

At ~$55/sqft one could build an ICF with a concrete roof dried in. Maybe more. A lot more. Granted it is harder to bring to the site and slower to get together.

I had seen some early estimates on the 172 sqft structure at $2,100. That is a reasonable price.

The $30k price is something only the DOD could love.

A little bit of do it yourself could get this a lot cheaper. http://www.monolithic.com/

jdavionic
08-21-2011, 16:13
Very interesting concept. I suppose it would be a quick & convenient way to get a structure up in a BOL. As is often the case, you pay for "quick and convenient".

M1A Shooter
08-21-2011, 17:45
i could see these being quite useful for the DOD in cases like the tent cities around baghdad and other similar places. alot faster and stronger than tents and sandbags. but like said above, move expensive.

cowboy1964
08-21-2011, 19:12
It would be a giant pain-in-the-*** if and when the time comes to dispose of it. I guess some heavy machinery and a dump truck could take care of it for a few grand.

certifiedfunds
08-21-2011, 20:23
Buried, it would make the perfect facility for a pot growing operation.

quake
08-21-2011, 21:07
...you pay for "quick and convenient".
+1

On larger projects, I often tell customers, "Fast, cheap, and right. Pick any two." :cool:

M1A Shooter
08-21-2011, 21:24
On larger projects, I often tell customers, "Fast, cheap, and right. Pick any two." :cool:

i used this same motto when i was doing renovation projects.

Texas357
08-21-2011, 22:13
It looks like a quick (if expensive) way to get a bunch of buildings put up quickly. Quick and convenient aint cheap, usually. Probably easier than blowing up a shaped tent and blowing shotcrete on the outside, though.

powder86
08-26-2011, 22:42
that's cool.

RCP
08-31-2011, 17:03
I wonder what the ventilation is like in those things. Looks almost airtight inside!

SGT HATRED
08-31-2011, 17:09
Pretty cool!

TangoFoxtrot
09-01-2011, 03:42
In theory this sounds interesting.

StoneDog
09-01-2011, 06:44
At 6800lbs it isn't very practical unless it is positioned on or near its final location. Also need vehicle to help stretch it out, electric fan to inflate it (and a pretty strong one at that, I'll bet) plus a water delivery system to activate the concrete.

Given all of this, would it be more practical to just buy a surplus shipping container and leave it at the final location instead?

Still, this is very interesting

Unistat
09-01-2011, 07:23
At 6800lbs it isn't very practical unless it is positioned on or near its final location. Also need vehicle to help stretch it out, electric fan to inflate it (and a pretty strong one at that, I'll bet) plus a water delivery system to activate the concrete...

Just need one of these.

http://images.wikia.com/starcraft/images/8/8d/SCV_SC2_DevRend3.jpg

"SCV Ready!"

Bilbo Bagins
09-01-2011, 08:30
I don't have audio in work. Does it already have a built in foundation. If it does, you cannot beat the price, weight and speed of setup. If you need to pour a concrete foundation then forget about it.

Wood,brick, concrete, steel Buildings, Geodesic Domes, and even trailer set in place for long term use need a foundation. You figure you don't need a concrete mixer, several trucks and a team of builders. Think a forklift, a water sprayer, and 6 guys max could set up a dozen or more of these shelters within a day.