Project TriStar is building an underground facility that is designed to withstand the potential events leading up to and beyond these challenging times in human history. As such, various factors have been considered including: time to completion, safety, modularity, and design efficiency.
Safety is of the utmost importance to Project TriStar. This means that and all construction is engineered and managed by industry professionals who are familiar with the cosmic and geological potentials, modular design, and subterranean construction. All the necessary thermal, environmental, and load bearing calculations have already been completed by the prefabricated module manufacturer to determine how much dirt is needed to cover the containers and without the need for additional structural reinforcements.
Project TriStar achieves all of these objectives with it's modular design, choice of subterranean application, and the use of manufacturers with proven experience in turn-key solutions utilizing the this modular architecture. In essence, Project TriStar has left no stone unturned in it's pursuit of a viable and safe solution to accommodate off-the-grid and self-sustainable community development.
Project TriStar's infrastructure plan incorporates modularity, prefabrication, and concurrent processes to achieve timely efficiency in the construction phase. This modular design allows for some parts of the community to be in the design phase, while other parts are in the prefabrication (manufacturing) phase, and still others are in the construction phase.
Construction of the Project TriStar community begins with site preparation and development. This consists of grading the surface, installing footers, plumbing, and other utilities prior to the delivery and assembly of the prefabricated modules.
Project TriStar considered three methods for subterranean site development. One method is the more common and publicized subterranean development which involves digging or excavating down into the earth, lowering the modules into that excavated hole, and then back filling to cover the modules. The second method involves excavation for partial submergence of the structure, positioning the modules into the excavated area, and then moving the earth from around the structure and over the top of the modules creating an elevated appearance from the outside.
The third method involves positioning the structure near a small hillside or rise in elevation, excavating the surface area only, positioning the modules against this hillside, and then moving the dirt from the top of the hillside and over the entire structure. In this last method, it's necessary to choose a site location that provides a landscape for strategic positioning of the structure near rolling hills. With any one of these subterranean methods, it's important that enough dirt is placed on top of the modules to ensure adequate protection from any external cosmic, thermal, or environmental conditions.
There are a variety of considerations in determining which of these three methods to use including: logistics, structural integrity, cost, construction time, and geographic or physical location. For all of these reasons, Project TriStar has chosen this last method for creating it's subterranean modular community. This means the Project TriStar community is situated on the surface, next to a hillside, and earth is moved over the top of the entire structure.
Initial construction consists of both above and below ground facilities. The above ground facilities are used for construction management, staff housing, and other needs that support the community project pre and post development. The subterranean construction incorporates the modular design, allowing for future expansion of the facility if needed. The prefabricated modules are equipped with lighting, water, sewage, air ventilation, doors, windows and passage ways in accordance with the designated use of the module within the entire structure. The modules are then delivered to the site, positioned according to the community design plan, assembled and interconnected to form a contiguous structure.