This one-of-a-kind structure was designed to meet the demands of the Pacific Coast environment including high winds, a corrosive environment, and Oregon Air and Army National Guard units performing search and rescue training exercises.
Built with recycled shipping containers to simulate confined but partially open sections within a collapsed structure, props were designed to replicate the experience of a “real world” collapse situation. Constructed on a combination of concrete slabs and a compacted gravel pad, the rubble debris was taken from fractured recycled concrete and the tilt connections to various boxes and rotations of angles posed new ways of problem solving.
(Photographs courtesy of OMD)
- Schematic and final design along with construction administration using the UFC 3-310-04 and the 2012 IBC
- Designed to present multiple training venues to be conducted simultaneously
- Designed to meet industry, state, and local safety standards including all environmental determinations and OSHA Ladder safety regulations