Tupelo Flat Pack Shelter

ADS is an experienced leader in the operational equipment and logistics industry.  Core Composites, a Division of ROM Development Corporation, is the national leader in designing and building the next generation of composite rigid walled shelters for the U.S. Military.  Due to the urgent need for medical shelters from the Covid-19 pandemic, ADS and Core Composites are developing a rapidly deployable emergency shelter solution aimed at assisting strained hospital capacities.  This flat packed emergency medical shelter is called the Tupelo Shelter and is based on 10 years of development for composite rigid-wall shelters for US Medical Command military field hospitals and other expeditionary military structures.

The Tupelo redeployable emergency medical shelter can be used for all medical needs, including as virus testing, surgical bay, MRI exams, X-ray exams, equipment storage, patient containment, intensive care, and other medical operations.  The flat-pack design will make it easily transportable by truck, train, ship or forklift  and can be assembled on site within hours with limited equipment and personnel.  It will be 20’x10’x10’ single unit with capability for multiple Tupelo’s to bolt together into multiplexes to meet large space requirements.  There is also an expandable design option, which includes removable sides and end walls to enable adaptability and expansion.

The Tupelo shelter will have washable walls and floors with drainage capacity built into floors to allow for safer, and faster cleaning of the shelter.  The shelter will be resistant to chemical and corrosive agents.  The composite materials used will resist damage from salt water, toxic chemicals, temperature fluctuations and other severe conditions that can attack other materials.

The shelter will be equipped with heavy duty, leveling capable, locking caster wheels, allowing for deployment in various terrain. Thin, lightweight, and energy efficient LED lights and wires are recessed into the roofs, providing optimal illumination for field hospital operations.  Shelter will have military grade electrical waterfall, HVAC ready and external water connection.

The composite panels provide an advanced building technique and offer easy shipping and assembly, incredible strength, durability, and amazing versatility. Composite panels can be used in roofs, walls, floors, and more, and are light enough to be assembled by hand, yet strong enough to resist extreme climate conditions. Tupelo Shelters will provide modular, re-deployable structures that meet R values, vertical construction requirements, fire retardancy, modularity and medical operational requirements to account for easy set-up and deployment in nearly any geographic location.

ADS and Core Composites are leveraging our networks of experts, suppliers, manufacturers, designers and integrators to expedite the process – we all need to come together and act quickly!

Product Highlights:

Flat Pack Design: Easily transported by truck, train, ship or forklift.

No Material Handling Equipment (MHE): Does not require any special equipment for set-up.  Fork lift will be helpful but can be assembled with human labor.  Heaviest panel is 220 lbs.

Rapid Install:  Can be set-up by human labor in a few hours.

Ready for any relatively level Terrain: Easy leveling and locking caster wheels for deployment but can be blocked up for rougher surfaces

Integration Scalable: Can bolt together into multiplexes to meet large space requirements. 

Expandable: Include removable sides and end walls to enable adaptability and expansion.

Modular Lighting and Wiring System: Thin, lightweight, and energy efficient LED lights and wires are recessed into the roofs, providing optimal illumination for field hospital operations.

Negative/Positive Pressure and Air Filtration: Full HVAC, air filtration and pressure capable as an option.

Sanitary & Easy to Clean: Washable walls and floors with drainage capacity built into floors to allow for safer, and faster cleaning of the shelter.

Medical Electrical & Water: Full electrical waterfall and water connection that can be adapted for medical requirements.

Reduced Maintenance: Structures made with composites have a long life and require little maintenance.

Weather Resistant: Composite materials resist damage from extreme weather that can attack other materials. All edges are closed out so no mold or water egress.

Corrosion Proof & Chemical Resistant: Composite materials provide long-term resistance to severe, abrasive, and toxic chemicals.

Increased R-Value Insulation: Significant insulation, reducing heating and cooling requirements.  Approximately R 8.

Core Composites production goal will be to contract with many different manufacturers to produce 50 ready-to-ship units per month, with a 3 month ramp up period.  We’ve already engaged many composite fabricators and various raw material suppliers to support the project.  This effort can be scaled to worldwide production through license agreements (complete design package and training).

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $80,000

Cost and prices reduce with volume increase, scaling production