We have decided to go with the pin foundation system for our prototype here in Clemson. We are currently designing and building a wood foundation to place the container on. Further investigation of foundation systems will be done throughout the semester, but considering the ease and temporality of the pin foundations we have decided to go with this for our installation.
This drawing shows a more in depth analysis of some of the foundation ideas we’ve mentioned below. We are looking at the technical details of connecting the container to these systems. We are also considering the reliability of these systems during the event of another hurricane. We still considering other systems, but have started detailing two options below; the concrete sonotube foundation and the metal peir foundation.