Great posts. I love the idea for a backup generator with a solar system. Maybe require an alternate fuel generator?
Anyways, since getting to Bagram Afghanistan, I've seen several "less than ideal" building systems. Shall we say "field expedient"? I'm not complaining. It's better than a tent. :D
So TOH could run an article that jokes up front, (with a patriotic edge), then cuts to other durable yet expedient building systems, to include large commercial/industrial type buildings.
What do you think?