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dutch styrofoam method, floating concrete platforms, encased styrofoam block method,

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The foam, EPS, that is used for the bases of these homes is supported by water; which makes it virtually unsinkable. EPS consists of a variety of “pearls” or a closed cell structure, which consist of approximately 98% air; this accounts for the buoyancy. Tests have shown that fully submerged EPS only absorbs about 7% water. Because of the potential degradation due to chemicals and insects; the foam is covered with concrete and polyurea. This helps to reinforce the structure of the home [7].

EPS is extremely easy to design since it is built directly on the surface of the water; therefore the only constraint on the size of a floating structure is the formation of the concrete. The larger the floating structure, the more stable the structure will be.

Depth of the structure is less than half of a concrete shell.
Made of only one type of material is great for recycling. This highly recyclable material then become reusable, making a contribution to environmental conservation. Additionally, the does not contain CFC's and do not leech into the environment. The Army Corps. of Engineers has tested EPS and estimated the lifespan of an exposed EPS foundation to be 20 years. However, by adding a 1.25" coating of polyethylene the lifespan can be tripled or quadrupled yielding a usable cycle of up to 80 years [16].

Another advantage of the water support is that it is possible to construct the structures of many different dimensions. Additionally, there is no soil stability issues to deal with since there is a uniform liquid beneath the foundation with known properties.

Construction begins with a work floor consisting of EPS sheets are glued together and constructed on the water surface. The grid pattern used to develop the floating base is designed before the home is built based off of the estimated size home

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Styrofoam on the watersurface - covered and reenforced with concrete

The method has a not very promising lifespan and styrofoam stays water and barnacle exposed (vulnerable) on the underside where toughness matters most. Everybody who knows barnacle knows that those guys can drill and destroy any foam in very short time. A solid concrete surface on contrary is supposed to last at least 200 years maintenance free in marine conditions.

Easy to build does not require experience with a special technology from the contractor.

The key question is what function has the styrofoam in first place - building a honeycomb structure out of concrete you get the same displacement, get rid of a tedious material (styrofoam).

Wilfried Ellmer ( http://yook3.com ) light fiber concrete structure Cartagena Colombia

ligh floating honeycomb structure

Industrial wharf and floating structures have always been built without styrofam...

industrial wharf structures honeycomb

 

 



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in this context also view the construction of a ramform floating base.

Get a foothold in ocean colonization:

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The Captain Nemo Lifestyle:

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Why oceanic business is the next big thing to come:

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Ocean sphere fish farming:

concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/t55433095/ocean-sphere-the-next-wave-of-sustainable-fish-farming/

Ocean colonization gallery:

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- read more about floating concrete building methods here:

concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/t57819473/floating-concrete-platforms-building-methods/

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