Newly and proudly added to our research page: Feasibility and Design of the Clubstead: A Cable-Stayed Floating Structure for Offshore Dwellings.
Dominique Roddier’s presentation on Clubstead Engineering from the second annual Seasteading Conference is now available online:
ClubStead’s architect Wendy Sitler-Roddier answers a number of questions about the [ClubStead](http://www.seasteading.org/strategic-areas/engineering/clubstead) design:
1) What parts of the ClubStead Project were you specifically part of, and who was responsible for the other (building and architectural) details?
MI&T designed and engineered the platform for the proposed ClubStead structure and I was commissioned by MI&T to conceptualize the architecture on the 400’-0” by 400’-0” square deck.
The [ClubStead](http://www.seasteading.org/strategic-areas/engineering/clubstead) page has been significantly expanded as the executive summary has been replaced by a series of 7 reports covering a variety of engineering topics.
We have a higher-resolution version of the flyby video posted awhile back. You can [download it](http://www.seasteading.org/files/videos/clubstead_flyby_hdtv.mp4) or watch it on YouTube below.
The final engineering report is just about done, it will probably go up on Monday. Just wanted to update y’all with the cost numbers. The final design has 368,200 ft^2 of area, and 160,000 ft^2 of footprint (400×400), at a total cost of $95,300,700. This cost includes all structural elements, the hotel, generators, thrusters, fire safety, HVAC, fresh water system, and sewage.
That works out to $258/ft^2 of area, or $600/ft^2 of solar footprint, which is in line with our initial estimates.
I’ve created [a hub for information about our ClubStead hotel/resort design](http://www.seasteading.org/strategic-areas/engineering/clubstead). It contains all the info posted so far, plus a SketchUp model for you to play with.
The next trickle from our engineering wrap-up: a video of the ClubStead design in a hydrodynamic simulation of movement in 15′ waves. [Download the WMV](http://www.seasteading.org/files/clubstead.2009.01.20.15ftwaves.wmv), or watch it on YouTube: