June 2, 2008

Topsider Homes

Check out Topsider Homes, builder of Hurricane-Proof homes in the southeastern US:

They are trying to solve a similar problem, and came up with a similar solution to us, which is good to see.

I got the link via Vince Cate’s great wavebreak page.  Vince has been testing floating breakwater designs in Anguilla, and I’m pretty sure he’s done the most hands-on work so far, so good for him!  One of the tricky things about breakwaters is that it isn’t always clear how their behavior scales, as discussed on the forums.  We’re going to start talking to / hiring professional consultants in the coming weeks to flesh out our designs, so perhaps we can learn more about model testing from them.


One Comment on “Topsider Homes

June 2, 2008 at 9:35 pm



I got that link from a post by admiral doty in the egineering/structure-designs forum. is the best starting place for my stuff.

That 8 sided house is even has some similarity to my 8 sided model.  🙂

  — Vince

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