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Title: Composite buildings for military bases
Authors: Flanders, Stephen N.
Keywords: Cold regions
Military bases
Composite buildings
Mobilization
Energy conservation
Cold weather conditions
Composite construction
Issue Date: Mar-1988
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 88-4.
Description: CRREL Report
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/9078
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