Unorthodox Engineers - Colin Kapp
The Unorthodox Engineering squad find themselves tasked with building a base on a planet with a vast ocean - so vast that it covers the entire planet's surface. As an added complication, the ocean is concentrated sulphuric acid. With no supplies and only limited funds, the U.E. squad must come up with a solution using Fritz Van Noon's inverted-sideways way of looking at a problem.