DUCS

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DUCS Design

The Dynasystems Universal Construction System (DUCS) is a flexible building system which consists of a pre-fabricated framework allowing forrapid on-site assembly.

As a modular system, units can be used individually or combined to create more complex structures which provide solutions for a variety of requirements. These range from low-cost construction to structures designed to mitigate high-level blast and ballistic threats.

The expeditionary nature of the system allows for the construction of a fully protected structure within hours or days as appose to normal construction practise that can take several weeks.

In comparison to conventional systems, the DUCS is lightweight and requires few resources for transport and construction. Skilled labour is not required, and the structure is designed to be assembled with hand-tools.

Planning considerations include cost, length of deployment, threat-level, political perception, and the likelihood of reuse.

It has been designed with simplicity in mind.

 

DUCS Protection

The level of protection in DUCS is scalable, in accordance to operational requirements.

 DUCS structure has achieved the highest level of ballistic and fragment protection, protecting its occupants from direct fire threats that exceed 0.5 cal bullet and fragments in excess of 155 mm rocket warheads.

The system also provides the highest level of protection against VBIED and other explosive events. In full-scale explosive tests, it achieved performance that exceeds pressures of 1,000 psi and impulses of 1,200 psi.msec emanating from charge ranging up to 2,000 kg of explosive.

All test and trial have been undertaken and documented by a number of international authorities including US Army Corps of Engineers, US TSWG, US Air Force Research Laboratories, NL TNO, UK MoD, and UK Royal Engineers.

 

DUCS Protective Housing

The flexible system can be used on expeditionary military operations that need either permanent or relocatable structures.

The system was designed with protection in mind and a wide variety of materials can be used to protect against blast and ballistic threats.

It uses advanced material science and energy absorbing technology for protection, providing redeployable modules.

As a modular system, it provides great flexibility in the planning stage, and can be used to provide a range of facilities, from accommodation blocks to extensive medical units.

 

DUCS Low-Cost Housing

The system offers the ability to construct a variety of buildings to a set design in remote areas “straight from the crate” and with the maximal use of local available materials and resources.

The flexibility of the entire system gives the end user a number of options that previously have not been available.

The structures can also be used in response to a natural disaster where housing is needed at short notice.

The materials used can be adapted to local requirements in relation to fire hazards and structural integrity.

The system is re-deployable giving best value for money and is easy to ship and store when not in use.

 

DUCS Guard Tower

The universal construction system can be assembled vertically to achieve protected or unprotected guard towers.

Unlike conventional precast guard towers, DUCS guard tower are containerised / palletised so that they can be easily transported and built on-site rapidly.

The protection in the tower can be designed to suit the nature of threat from small arms to large artillery. To complete the level of protection the tower can be provided with blast & ballistic doors and windows.

 

DUCS Control Unit

The system design adds integration of service units like stairs, interior furniture and in-built conduits for data & power requirements.

The construction system provides flexibility to achieve required architectural finishes in the interiors and exteriors.

 

 

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DUCS Construction

The flexible architecture of the system has been specifically designed to meet ever changing requirements.

From the protective outer shell to the internal layout, it can be as imaginative as required to execute the desired function.

It can be adapted at a later date to change its use, or to respond to a need to increase the level of protection.

DUCS System has also another advantages such as:

  • Flat pack & pre-fabricated framework for quick assembly.
  • Cladding panels protecting from environmental and military threats.
  • Design for stability and accuracy.
  • Construction infill in accordance with user requirement.
  • Energy absorbing elements for blast protected structures.
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