ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brahman Industries, LLC, developer of an innovative tsunami and flood shelter system that promises to revolutionize how governments and communities address these natural threats, announces collaboration with Martinez Marine Design, Inc and Creative Systems, Inc. Through this collaboration Brahman aims to refine and validate the STATIM shelter's design and capabilities as a floating structure, looking forward to production and testing of the initial full scale prototypes.
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The STATIM (acronym for Storm, Tornado And Tsunami Interconnected Modules) Shelter consists of an enclosable hull comprised of a series of precast, lightweight concrete modules, similar to large diameter concrete pipes. Once assembled, it provides a water-tight environment with buoyancy and self-righting capability. Inside, the shelters are equipped with secure seating for occupants, ventilation, and options of survival supplies capable of sustaining the occupants during and after a disaster. It is the equivalent of an "inland life boat." This cost-effective technology, capable of being produced in mass, has been issued a U.S. patent, with 14 international patents pending.
"There are thousands of islands, communities and coastal resorts around the world where topography, proximity faults, remoteness, or lack of vertical evacuation alternatives make them extremely vulnerable to the devastation of tsunamis and floods," explained Miguel Serrano, CEO of Brahman. "The STATIM Shelter is a straightforward approach which already represents a major breakthrough in natural disaster preparedness."
Martinez Marine Design is a naval architecture and marine engineering firm located in Houston, Texas. Martinez Marine Design offers professional engineering and design services for the offshore and marine industries. The company specializes in stability analyses, vessel design and upgrades, regulatory compliance, weight estimating, stability tests and operational support for successful marine operations. www.mmd-inc.com
Creative Systems, Inc is the developer of GHS Port, the leading naval design software . Developed by Creative Systems, Inc, Port Townsend, WA, for the purpose of serving the naval architecture community with ship stability calculations, GHS Port has become a leading supplier of stability software worldwide. The company is known for its reliable, up-to-date, cost-effective software, excellent documentation and responsive customer support.
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