Could wooden buildings be a solution to climate change?
Timber structures would allow us to draw carbon from the air and store it in our homes and offices – leading some to believe that wooden buildings are the future of architecture.
Read the BBC article here
The Red Rider Provides Protection From:
Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Fires, Flooding, Avalanches, Volcanoes & More
No Nails or Hammers - Built In Less Then A Month - DIY - Customizable - Affordable
A crew of three people who are unskilled in the art of carpentry can assembly the studio in 5 days.
THE ULTIMATE SHELTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Imagine for a moment that you are huddled with your family in a RedRider house listening closely to the hurricane outside. The roaring noise of a sustained wind speed of 150 mph. Dangerous and scary stuff but you are in a Safe Shelter. After the storm you open your door to survey what has happened, to find most of your neighborhood is gone and in tatters. As you walk towards town, you see hundreds of people coming out of the RedRider Community Shelter.
The RedRider (RR) protocol can provide hurricane protection along with protection from earthquakes, tornadoes and more. It's a newly invented protocol for construction using stacked beams and a bolting array that provides very impressive structural capabilities. It’s far superior to conventional stick framing in cost and capabilities.
The assembly makes the separation of walls and foundation virtually impossible - they become one. It acts as a “vise” and compresses the beams together to form what's called a “Bolt-Lam” the beams are laminated together with bolts to form the walls and the bolts are embedded in concrete. To damage the RR with wind you would have to have wind strong enough to lift the entire house and foundation off the ground because it’s one piece.
In the design there is access to all the nuts so periodic tightening can be done to insure structural capabilities and control the beams expansion and contraction. In addition the assembly eliminates the typical problems of air and water infiltration, rot, and checking. The RR prototype was tested at the San Diego Wind Tunnel and we reached 150 mph before facilities drag limit was reached. Handled it with ease.
The RR is Prefabricated – cut the beams to length and then drill holes for the all thread bolts and ship. Beautifully simple. Assembly and disassembly are very easy (only bolts and screws). Reduces construction time by 50% over conventional stick framing. You are free to choose architectural styles and roof types for your new home.
You can use any preformed beam – all species of wood, beams that manufactured out of wood, concrete, plastic, or any other material that can be formed into a beam, can be used with the bolting assembly. Recycled tires and plastic could be perfect materials for sustainable, cheap beam material. Only the owner of the RR rights can do that. The Non-provisional patent pending of the stacked beam and bolting method of construction is filed. The International filings are completed, the PCT has been filed. Included are the copyrights to the design.
The Red Rider was created while I was designing a house exclusively for myself. A first in 50yrs. of designing and building homes. Due to circumstances beyond my control I am unable to take this awesome product to the worldwide market to sell.
I was in an auto accident on the infamous highway 17 to Santa Cruz awhile back and ended up with a brain injury. That moment changed everything- I’m different now. Fortunately, it didn’t damage my design skills but it did damage other abilities that preclude me from continuing with the RR project. It will still provide safe and affordable housing but through other means
I am seeking a company/individual with the vision, capabilities and a moral compass to sell the RR worldwide. I believe the Red Rider is a perfect solution to the housing crisis. Therefore, owner will be required to sell units to governments, counties, cities etc at a significantly reduced price (30%) if the units are used to provide shelter for the homeless or low cost housing
This can be accomplished through an exclusive licensing agreement to the Red Rider or an outright purchase of the intellectual property.
If you like the Red Rider then please make your voice heard!
Wouldn’t you like to see the RR in the NASA/Ames wind tunnel at 200mph?