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Neoteric Special Project: Steel Building

  • Neoteric employees prepare to move a new 7,000-pound steel building from the area in which it was constructed to its eventual location. Company engineers devised a system to hover the building on a cushion of air, greatly reducing the difficulty of the project.
  • steel building moving hoverlifter

  • The hover system for the building uses two modified hovercraft engine modules, one at each end of the building.
  • hovercraft engine module on building

  • The engines are started up and the building begins its transit across the grounds.
  • moving building across factory

  • Moving the building along the walkway
  • building floats down sidewalk

  • Directing the building as it approaches the east factory building
  • steering hoverlifter building

  • The building begins to make the turn as it passes the east building.
  • steel building passes factory

  • Continuing the operation, the building continues its course.
  • moving 7000 pound building on air

  • Neoteric crew members propel the building from behind as well as in front
  • pushing building across facility

  • The team pauses for a moment to plan out the steps to get the building around several young trees to its destination.
  • plotting course for hovering building

  • The building is guided across a grassy area to its final position.
  • hovering building across grass

  • After the building has been set in place outside the main offices and prepared for its use as a fireproof storage location, company files are moved inside.
  • moving documents into storage building

  • News coverage of the project can be seen here.

 




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