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Emergency exoskeleton kit for buildings

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All sorts of events can seriously damage buildings - fire, flood, wind, earthquake.

Often, there is a desire to save what's left, so it can be restored.

A common technique is to fabricate a supporting framework of wood or metal. But this can take time, during which further damage can occur.

What's needed is a very quick way of supporting and protecting the structure.

The BorgCo exoskeleton kit is the quick, easy solution. Simply use a backhoe to scoop out some large holes in the ground close to the structure to be protected, and fill them with concrete. Once it has set, drill and fix the base plates to the concrete blocks.Alignments aren't critical, as there is plenty of scope for adjustment.

Lower the sectional support pillars onto the bases and bolt them down. Adjust for verticality and rotation. Lock the adjusters. Link the pillars with sectional prefabricated beams. Keep adding sections until the building is completely enclosed in an extremely strong, rigid and durable frame.

Attach jacks, braces, cables or wedges to the exoskeleton to provide the necessary support.

The frame can be covered with flexible or rigid sheeting to provide weather protection.

After use, the frame can be dismantled, cleaned, repainted, and stored until next required.

8th of 7, Sep 20 2016


       //scoop out some large holes in the ground close to the structure to be protected. Once it has set//   

       I'm impressed that the Borg has the technology to allow holes to set.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 21 2016

       So not quite a building in it's own right but more complex than well placed braces. The building would have to have some gravitas.
wjt, Sep 21 2016

       // allow holes to set //   

       Bah. Who stole the part about "pour in concrete" ?
8th of 7, Sep 21 2016

       ... hmm, with plumbing and electrical conduits along the outside to "make for easier maintenance" ? vaguely 3D square-shaped, overall ?
FlyingToaster, Sep 21 2016

       Well, yes ... probably ... why do you ask ?
8th of 7, Sep 21 2016

       So, it is not plastic LEGO s as big as a compact car? I like the red ones.
popbottle, Sep 21 2016

       um, so the regular building would have foosball like handles coming out the sides, however minimal, and then the building exoskeleton would link to those to provide deep support to the building?
beanangel, Sep 24 2016


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