FORTS Standard

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Utilizing a patented fold-out technology, FORTS emergency shelter unfolds and is ready to use in less than 10 minutes.

  • 259 sq ft with open floor plan
  • 49 sq ft when folded
  • Folds-out in less than 10 minutes
  • Made with lightweight fully insulated aluminum SIPs
  • Fully integrated plug & play, HVAC, lighting, data and electric
  • Waterproof, designed for extreme weather conditions
  • Fire resistant
  • Secure for up to 170 mph wind loads
  • Made in the USA
  • Does not include bathroom or kitchen

Whether used for emergency, military or government applications, FORTS is a proven portable shelter solution for every situation.

For an easy transportation solution, the optional FORTS Mobilizer is available as a dedicated trailer accessory.

Product Details

Deployed unit
  • Interior:  259 sq ft
  • Interior Dimensions: 16’2” L x 16’ W x 7’5” H
  • Footprint: 332 sq ft
  • Open Unit Dimensions: 19’6” L x 17’ W x 8’6” H
Folded unit
  • 49 sq ft
  • Dimensions: 19’6” L x 30” W x 8’6” H
  • Weight: 3600 lbs.
  • All of FORTS products are insured with a 4 year warranty for any mechanical malfunctions that may occur.

Open floor plan layout

3 single hung insulated windows with clear tempered glass – 42” x 52”

1 insulated solid core door with lock – 36” x 80”

Forklift pockets for transport

Heavy-duty roof, floor and wall finishes

2 integrated storage cabinets

Toolbox with set up tools and level

Repair kit with paint and patch material

*Optional FORTS Mobilizer (with or w/o storage) available as a dedicated trailer accessory.


  • Wall-mounted 1 ton (10,800 BTU) HVAC system
  • Thermostat control panel inside of unit
  • Electrical panel rated 125 amp with 5 – 110v tamper resistant outlets
  • 1 data port for phone and internet connections
  • Fluorescent lighting fixtures – 2 four-bulb lamp fixtures, each provides 136 watts total
  • Kitchen connection plugs (water inlet, water outlet)
  • Core leveling system with 6 locking casters and 4 built-in leveling jacks
  • Floor leveling system with 9 leveling arms that store in a dedicated cabinet in folded unit
  • Patented hinged extrusions to facilitate opening and closing of unit
  • Interlocking extrusions are equipped with weather-stripping to help prevent moisture intrusion
  • Lightweight fully insulated aluminum panel construction (SIPs)
  • Extrusions at corner wall and roof connections are an interlocking design that adds structural strength
  • Cast aluminum earth anchoring system that secures FORTS for 170 mph wind loads
The FORTS comes self-contained and ready to be set up. Set up includes leveling and fold-out.
  • 10 minutes, 3 unskilled people
  • A few simple hand tools that come supplied with the FORTS
No foundation is needed:
  • FORTS has a built-in leveling system
  • FORTS can be set up on surfaces such as sand, grass, asphalt dirt, or concrete floors
  • FORTS comes shipped in the folded, undeployed state.
  • 6 folded standard units can fit in 1 – 8 x 40 shipping container or 1 – 18 wheel flatbed truck
  • Can be shipped by land, sea or air
  • Core structure: heavy duty extruded aluminum, weatherproof and fire resistant
  • Roof, wall and floor: SIPs made of composite aluminum with expanded polystyrene core and pressure laminated
  • Roof covering: thermoplastic heat-welded membrane, polyester reinforced
  • Wall finishing: acrylic elastomeric coating, VOC compliant
  • Floor coverings: nickel plate covering, polyolefin-based thermoplastic with polyester reinforced membrane
  • Panel framing: extruded aluminum
  • Fasteners: corrosion resistant materials – either steel or cadmium plated
  • R-values: Roof – R15; Wall – R13.90; Floor – R18.56
  • Structural insulated panels (SIPs) have received the “Energy Star” rating by EPA and are formaldehyde free
  • Can be redeployed many times
  • 30 year life cycle