Due to a great diaspora ( of sorts ) that spreaded "mankind" all across the earth ( town ) , Man ( 330 μm humanoids ) has had to adapt to every manner of environment. One group of man ended up in a great desert of clay ( read as "grassless field" ) .They lived in subterranean tunnels to escape from the heat, and they continued this lifestyle for all of 5 years...
...Until the fire ants attacked
Then , for the next 200 years , they would become nomads, going hither and thither , avoiding the great marauding beast when at all possible. This continued until the fifth chieftain gave up the ghost , and his young nephew , Kominman by name ,came into power. He would lead his people to greener pastures ( literally ) , finding the grass of life ( moss ) and rooting his people there, saying " If the ant wants our home, they shall not take it without a fight" , At which point , his people cheered and called him the saviour of Mankind. ( the memory of other "humans" before the diaspora had long since faded from there memories ) And for twenty-five years , he brought prosperity , the likes of which his people had never seen. He advanced the fields of botany , zoology , chemistry , mathematics , and physics; He managed to successfully fend off foraging parties of ants by making an elite fighting force that all men and women would have to join between the ages of 18 and 25; the population increased 100 fold under his reign , and there was none among them who suffered due to lack of anything.
But on the twenty-fifth year of the reign of Kominman, on the tenth month , there was a great swarm like none other. It dimmed the sun for three days , and at the end , some 2,000 queens dug there winter burrows. Kominman knew that , should even half of the queens last until spring , their colonies would beset his people , and wipe them out entirely, but he had an idea. He would make five , ant proof fortifications to house his people. They would be on the perimeter of the moss , and there would be nets between all of them ( to make them unclimbable by ants ). He went to his lead architect , and requested for this structure to be built in 5 months , and told them that money is no object.
The architect has at her disposal -
80,000 men ( and women )
5,000 master engineers
5,000 master architects
quartz tools / construction material ( think Aztec / Mayan / Egyptian level of technology )
Soil variety red clay
( Edit ) Mold ( for the structural support of it's hyphae )
beetles ( 2 - 8 millimeters )
mites ( 200 μm - 900 μm ) used as pack animals
10 milliliters of slug and snail slime for mortar
She decides on making a conical structure with rings of latched doors for attack openings on every level of the structure.
What sorts of issues may this architect have to overcome while designing / constructing these structures?