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A small concrete floating structure from a pilot project in Cartagena Colombia - concrete paves the way at sea - not only in large industrial scale - also in smaller scale.

 

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This kind of concrete platforms can be the base for a floating base or a floating housing solution similar to this one. Other than steelplating that tends to rott away in a few months if not kept under a strict maintenance shedule that is cost intensive and includes grit blasting in drydock, concrete platforms can stay at sea and maintenance free afloat for 200 years.

This is a necessary feature to get to "housing solutions" and "floating real estate" rather than "boating and yachting".

If you build or buy a floating house - you will want to heredate it to your kids.

Floating real estate will not get popular until it can compete in this aspect with land based real estate.

Floating concrete shell and honeycomb structures can do this.

 

Floating House "Navegante Cholon"

Floating house near Cartagena Colombia natural park Baru.



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. pilot projects in cartagena - to test out the options of small scale floating concrete platforms - honeycomb structures, shell structures, foam structures - all has been tested in small scale pilot projects.



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The large scale concrete floating structures built in the last 3 decades to serve oil / gas industry bridge construction etc...

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Some of those structures have decades of permanence in marine ambient without any deterioration reported - so if you want build a permanent maintenance free base on the ocean - concrete is the way to go.



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As you go from (expensive) naval building techniques to (much more economic) civil engineering techniques the cost per cubic meter living space drops to a level that can be compared to land based housing cost.

On a macro level the dayly job of the worker casting concrete in place is no different from building a new floor in a highrise building - so the question if the building site is on the water or on land does not really matter in the building cost balance sheet.



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Reading List:

Basic Concrete Engineering for Builders with CDROM / Design of Concrete Structures / Strength Design for Reinforced - Concrete Hydraulic Structures Engineering Manual on CD / Design of Offshore Concrete Structures / Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures, Second Edition (Civil Engineering - Advisors) / The Dock Manual: Designing/Building/Maintaining / Theory and Design of Concrete Shells / Thin Shell Concrete Structures / design procedures of reinforced concrete shell structures (JGJT 22-98) / Understanding Structures / Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World's Most Common Man-made Material / Concrete Construction Manual (Construction Manuals (englisch)) / Large Wind Turbines: Design and Economics / Dynamics of Offshore Structures / Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering / Design of Offshore Concrete Structures / Concrete in the Marine Environment (Modern Concrete Technology)

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The History of Underwater Exploration / Silent World (National Geographic Adventure Classics) / Sterling Biographies: Jacques Cousteau: A Life Under the Sea / Sealab: America's Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor / The Eternal Darkness: A Personal History of Deep-Sea Exploration / Submarines and Submersibles (DK READERS) / Seven Miles Down: The Story of the Bathyscaph Trieste / The Lost Ships of Robert Ballard: An Unforgettable Underwater Tour by the World's Leading Deep-Sea Explorer / Submarines (Pull Ahead Books) / Understanding Yacht Design /

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The cost of building on land v water I am certain the construction costs will differ - your concrete worker has to be ferried to the job as do any tools and materials plus you will have docking fees in certain situations ... I seriously doubt any governmnet is just going to allow you to start creating concrete structures a few feet from their shore ?  

 



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The cost of bringing in workers to the building site makes no differnce - having things delivered in Truck or in Boat is also no essencial difference. Docking fees and parking fees - widley the same. What you can / cannot / do a few feet from shore differs from bay to bay - in a desert region where nobody lives, things are different to the shorefront of New York Harbor. In Practice interference will not come from a "Government" but most likley from local shoreside interest. A good example is the LOZMAN floating home case currently in the supreme court in Florida where a floating home collided with shoreside real estate interests.

Here in Cartagena a floating Marina in Manga was crossed by a "neighborhood initative" an hour coast up a similar marina is working without problem. The question what kind of structures you can create where, and how you scout for the right places is probably best analyzed in this thread it is speaking about scouting the caribbean especially the colombian coast for building sites - but the principals for a competent site search are the same everywhere in the world.



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Read more why ocean colonization is the next big thing to come:

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