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Blizzard research

Posted by John Rossi on February 08, 2013  /   Posted in Blog

We are continually looking for ways to improve the RDM. This blizzard gives us the opportunity we’ve been waiting for: we can test the prototype roof bracing system through some of the most extreme conditions the RDM has faced to date.

We have two demonstration/observation RDM’s we have set up here in MA. Since we’ve been developing new bracing systems for our roofs, we decided that we needed to push ourselves and get one of our prototype roof systems onto the RDM at the Natick ARMY base NOW. So, we immediately got in touch with our contact there and spent some time this afternoon removing part of the old system and installing the new. The RDM has never looked better. The roof is tight as a drum and should shed the 14″ – 24″ of snow that is expected. And now the unit is strapped and staked as it should be to withstand a blizzard. Over the next few days, the RDM will be monitored by Army personnel. We’ll let you know how it goes.

Roof StrutStrut closeup

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