Imagine a physical system that complements building land and leads to many advantages. Furthermore, if this system were capable of making water bodies and surfaces holistically usable in a multifunctional way to lead us into a sustainable era where green and blue energy, efficient production and food for the world are no longer unattainable dreams, would you be against it?
The blue planet becomes the ‘Bluefield® Planet’.
Bluefield® is a ‘Transformable Area System’ (TAS) in which several floating elements form one or more transformable areas that can be used for numerous purposes, and their combination. The floating TAS elements are modular, mobile and can be combined. These elements comprise a modular infrastructure, are themselves modular and can be fixed to the seabed or the like if required. TASs can be optimally combined with modern architectural designs, modular building concepts and other advanced structures. ‘Bluefield’ opens up multifunctional possibilities for the use of natural and artificial water bodies and surfaces. The potential of TASs and Bluefield is very high and opens up new possibilities.
‘TAS’ is the generic term for all area systems that meet the requirements of the TAS requirement profile. Thus, for an area system to be called a TAS, various minimum requirements must be met. Current floating pontoon systems are usually no TASs.
The TAS requirement profile and the potential of TASs is described in the PhD thesis of Vejn Sredic which can be found here.
This work is not only relevant for factories, but also for cities and comparable structures that are subject to structural change.
If you would like to know why large-scale projects such as Stuttgart 21 always overrun their budget and schedule, you should read this thesis.
This work is the first to highlight the dynamics of factory planning and the fundamental challenges that factories, cities and other structures face today throughout their life cycle.
It also shows how these challenges can be overcome today and in the future. New TAS-based uses and combinations of these uses are essential, because current structures have achieved their limits. These limits must be overcome if mankind is to achieve the Fourth Industrial Revolution; this is possible with TASs. With Bluefield, immovables become movables.
Overarching goals that are more achievable with TAS-based uses are: green and blue energy, advanced sustainable production, and food for the world.
The main goal of the ‘Bluefield Project’ is the implementation of TASs and Bluefield®.
A journal article is currently being prepared to inform about the potential of TASs.
Dr Vejn Sredic is the initiator and originator of Transformable Area Systems (TASs), Bluefield®, Bluefield® Plug & Use, Bluefield® Plug & Produce, Hydrofield, Railfield and various TAS hybrid systems.
Background Information and Summary
In 2008, during a greenfield factory project, Vejn Sredic experienced that terrestrial areas (i.e. building land) can not meet implementation and transformation requirements to the required extent. This is especially relevant in the case of brownfield factory projects, i.e. transformations of factories, and in the case of transformations of cities and other structures.
This leads to demolitions, reconstructions and new constructions, which makes existing factories and numerous other structures outdated, as they are not sustainable and not efficient.
Based on the root of the problem, Vejn decided to find a solution.
Today, after diverse patent applications and a completed PhD thesis about terrestrial, maritime and other Transformable Area Systems (TASs), the aim is to find intelligent and strong partners in order to develop and implement TASs.
TASs are modular, mobile and combinable systems that can complement terrestrial areas. TASs enable the holistic use of water surfaces and bodies. With TASs, a new discipline is born.
Bluefield® is a TAS, and you can become part of the greatest invention of this century.
Further advantages are described in the ‘Status Quo‘.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr Vejn Sredic.
“Areas (and substructures) must be transformable. This is relevant for factories as well as other structures, e.g. cities. It is senseless to statically build on terrestrial areas objects and structures that follow a certain dynamic and which must be transformed, even if it were known what will be required in future. With TASs, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and more can be achieved (Sredic, 2018, p. 584).”
Source: Sredic, V. (2018) The Impact of Transformable Area Systems on Factory Planning Theory and Practice: A Study of Automobile Manufacturing Plants. PhD thesis, University of Gloucestershire.
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Relevant Sources (excerpt)
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Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (ed.) (2011) Nationaler Masterplan Maritime Technologien (NMMT): Deutschland, Hochtechnologie-Standort für maritime Technologien zur nachhaltigen Nutzung der Meere. Munich: PRpetuum.
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Faltinsen, O. (1993) Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Scanlan, H. (1974) Floating Factory for the Manufacture of Building Components [patent application].
Sredic, V. (2011a) Nutzflächen-Schwimmplattform und Schwimmelemente zu deren Herstellung [patent application].
Sredic, V. (2011b) ‘Ganzheitliche Wertschöpfung und unbegrenzte Wandlungsfähigkeit durch „Bluefield Plug & Produce”: Konzept für einen universell einsetzbaren modularen und mobilen Industriebau’, in VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (ed.) wt Werkstattstechnik online. Düsseldorf: Springer VDI, pp. 194-199.
Sredic, V. (2018) The Impact of Transformable Area Systems on Factory Planning Theory and Practice: A Study of Automobile Manufacturing Plants. PhD thesis, University of Gloucestershire.
Wang, C. M., Lim, S. H. & Tay, Z. Y. (eds.) (2020) Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering: Vol. 41. WCFS2019: Proceedings of the World Conference on Floating Solutions. Singapore: Springer.