Inflatable Concrete Buildings

Wired News reports that two British Engineers, William Crawford and Peter Brewin, have developed a new type of concrete emergency structure. The inflatable dome serves as a more secure alternative to tents and a cheaper alternative to prefabricated structures.

“They’ve come up with a design that integrates plastic to inflate the structure and doubles as the inner skin; a wicking fabric that draws the water in and an external resin of concrete which holds the thing together: Concrete Canvas is triple clever.”

Triple clever indeed.

One Reply to “Inflatable Concrete Buildings”

  1. Dr. Arnold Wilson developed the method of inflatable concrete domes, he should also be credited.

    This idea is simply an extension of that method.

Comments are closed.