Tent That Turns Into Concrete in 24 Hours (Video)

Sci/Tech, Video — By on 2011/05/18 2:46 PM
Tent That Turns Into Concrete

Concrete Canvas Shelter. Image source: concretecanvas.co.uk

Pitching your tent will never be the same. The Concrete Canvas Shelter is a rapidly deployable hardened structure that requires only water and air for construction.

This building in a bag can be inflated by pump, sprayed with water and left to set – leaving a fireproof, secure cover. The secret is ‘concrete cloth’, a ground breaking material that sets faster than regular concrete. It is a flexible concrete impregnated fabric, that hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable, water and fireproof concrete layer.

Concrete Canvas tent can be deployed by two people without any training in under an hour, allowing aid teams to construct solid structures in emergency zones quickly and easily.

Via Geekosystem



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