The BiniShelter automated construction method uses 8 pre-fabricated, mass-produced structural components made of any locally available materials. The 8 components (4 walls+4 Roofs) and fixtures can be designed with any number of diverse structural and/or building materials (wood, concrete, steel, reinforced clay, durock, sheetrock, concrete, bricks, bamboo and any combination of the above) depending on locally available and traditionally used materials. Fixtures such as electrical and plumbing cable network can be part of the in factory prefabrication. Any application of the BiniShelter construction systems, (even if it may be considered "temporary") must be approved by local authorities. Its structural complex must be designed by a responsible local structural engineer or architect in accordance with local codes, regulations and customs.


All 8 basic components (4 walls+4 Roofs) are easily transportable to the job site from the factory where they can be mass produced to the job site. (In extreme conditions, the materials can even be produced on site.) The equipment is small and simple to be assembled.


A basic suggested size is 600 sq.ft. BiniShelters are modular so two or more of them can be easily combined. A two story building can be engineered and built using this process, if so required. Protection from the Elements:
Any traditional and locally available waterproofing/insulating materials may be used for protection from the elements.


If the 8 basic components are built in a local factory, the cost can be minimal and will depend only on the material used or requested. The central special pneumatic lifting equipment (Pumping Station) is the only piece of equipment which must be purchased by the user of the BiniShelter system. It is easy to transport from site to site and it can be used hundreds of times. For each BiniShelter, it is only in operation for 60 minutes, so the related cost per shelter is negligible.

Building time:

The lifting equipment (the Pumping Station along with the "Pneumoform") is easily and quickly deployed over a prefabricated reinforced concrete slab or over a flat asphalt surface or even over a structurally engineered wooden deck. The 8 basic components are assembled over the "Pneumoform" and the self-erecting, 60 minute BiniShelter is lifted with the flick of a switch. The BiniShelter automated construction system has been developed for immediate implementation under the most adverse conditions and it has been designed to require just a minimal amount of energy and manpower. Essentially, only a supervisor with only 3 skilled laborers are needed to erect a BiniShelter. No building contractor is necessary. With the insertion of special structural components, the BiniShelter is immediately structurally self-supporting and ready for an instant use.


A construction manual will be made available under negotiated conditions.


International Emergency Relief Shelters, Affordable Housing Markets and School Programs world wide.


The BiniShelter floor plan is totally flexible: the inside of the empty (but completely finished and waterproofed) shelter can be easily customized to meet the needs of any person(s), family or school and to meet any local regulations.


The BiniShelter can be disassembled, removed and rebuilt elsewhere.


Dr. Dante N Bini, Architect


Anyone can obtain a license to use the patented BiniShelter system.

Additional Information:

"The Architect of Now", on SF Gate"


A BiniShelter can be viewed in California by appointment.

Additional Comments:

This new, revolutionary construction method can be made available, (royalty-free for the first 500 units) , to governments, or to non-profit organizations/entities that need to quickly and affordably provide shelters, housing and/or class rooms. A BiniShelter can be engineered to withstand earthquakes, high winds and flood conditions.

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