Monday, March 11, 2013

More Concrete Tech - Inflatable Concrete Tents for Disaster Relief

National Geographic has a nice video up that demonstrates the deployment of a "Concrete Tent" which should  be very valuable in disaster relief.  Two thoughts.  First, it wouldn't take much to embed flexible electrical conduit and piping for sanitary sewer and potable water.  Second, a mechanism for easing demolition - a bacteria that eats the concrete when activated? - might be in order, as too many of these tents might be a logistical nightmare after being erected.

There are probably better options - that are more environmentally and BIM friendly - from modular facilities providers, but the concrete tent is probably an excellent solution in many settings.


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