NASA’s_BARREL_Mission_Halley_Station

Modular construction is used for applications big and small across the globe.  One of the most interesting applications of modular construction is found in Antarctica.  As you might expect, Antarctica experiences some pretty extreme shifts in weather.    The Halley VI Antarctic Research Station is built of several modules which are equipped with hydraulic legs that are meant to adjust to varying snow levels. All of the modules are also outfitted with skis so that they can be easily transported to different areas for research.

What makes this research station modular is the various modules.  Like our modular buildings these modules were built off- site and then transported to Antarctica.  After arriving via ship, the modules then needed to be towed across 12km of ice before they were assembled.  Similar to our buildings, assembly took only a fraction of the time as compared to traditional construction methods.

Be sure to watch the video below to see the installation process of the Halley VI.