Overview

Interview of SolidHighGround, LLC CEO, Roger Urbaniak. Overview of the company.

Mission Statement

Solid High Ground is a 501C3 project management company (pending) whose mission is to design, promote, coordinate financing, and oversee construction of a shell structure that can be used in coastal communities for emergency shelter from most earthquake and tsunami events likely to occur on the west coast. The versatile building shell design will also accommodate a wide variety of community activities with minimum modification.

Sample Community Event Center

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FEATURES OF SAMPLE COMMUNITY EVENT CENTER 

Description of Structure: Structure is open air, concrete pilings, 32” thick by 60’x11O’ reinforced concrete mat floating foundation. 32’ height, with second floor 18′ – 20’ off ground – each floor surface is 8” concrete with surrounding metal railings, metal 6’ stairs, future potential to add electrical, plumbing, and possible block walls*

Structure projected uses:

Concerts, food tasting events, farmers market, viewing platform, weddings, flea market, potential tsunami shelter, recreation area, plus of other a variety of community outdoor events

Building highlights

Affordable, very sturdy, multipurpose, structure capable of being later modified for future

Community needs. Design will likely be compatible with most sandy soil conditions.

Additional information & pricing contact Roger Urbaniak 425-894-0652 urbaniakr@comcast.net

Presentation Points

SolidHighGround Today

SOLID HIGH GROUND WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH COMMUNITIES TO HELP DESIGN MULTIPLE LOW-COST COMMUNITY EVENT CENTERS THAT INCLUDE VERTICAL EVACUATION CAPABILITY

DESIRED FEATURES

  • Capable of withstanding 9.0 earthquake with potential 15- 30-foot resulting tsunami waves
  • Design should be compatible with most sandy soil typically found on west coast of Washington
  • Structure should have design flexibility to allow numerous community uses while incorporating a vertical evacuation component capable of facilitating roughly 1000 people at most densely populated locations
  • Since numerous facilities will be ultimately be required in typical low-income communities, cost is a major consideration
  • Initial design is open air, concrete columns 32” reinforced mat floating foundation, 32’ top height with second floor of 18′ – 20′, each floor surface is 8” concrete, surrounding metal railings, metal stairs.  Future potential to add electrical, plumbing, and possible block walls.*   * Blow Out Walls
  • Permitting is anticipated to be at community level as a community event center
  • Financing: SHG anticipates forming a 501c3 corporation that will solicit communities interested in having one or more structures built on land they provide.  It is understood that communities will make grant requests for a basic shell structure outlined above whereby SHG will provide the building shell free of charge provided community provides land, utility infrastructure, geotechnical report for subject location, parking, plumbing/restrooms, and any buildout required for their use at their cost.  Grant request will identify proposed community uses and discuss how structure will benefit the community. Community will show their capability of paying for any additional improvements required by them

Interested parties should contact Roger Urbaniak 425-894-0652 urbaniakr@comcast.net to meet and to discuss details.