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A tent turns into concrete in less than 24 hours

Monday, 30 May 2011

A new concrete gadget for disaster zones helps people to built up a new home of 45 sqm in 24hours.

This concrete tent was built up in 24hours (Source:http://www.concretecanvas.co.uk)

This concrete tent was built up in 24hours (Source:http://www.concretecanvas.co.uk)

The past 12 months have seen a remarkable number of humanitarian crises with earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand and deadly tornadoes in the southern US being among the most recent. Among new innovations which could help relief efforts is a fabric shelter that, when sprayed with water, turns to concrete within 24 hours. Invented by two engineers while at university, Concrete Canvas allows aid teams to construct solid structures in emergency zones quickly and easily. A cement impregnated mat with a waterproof impermeable backing inside gets positioned and covered with water. Withinan hour the durable concrete surface begins to harden. The only thing to look for is that it is fully hydrated. Will Crawford and Peter Brewin showed BBC News how the concrete tent is put together and spoke about what inspired them.

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