Concrete Tent Canvas
Megan Mayer 2/7/2016
This potentially life-changing development has far-reaching implications. This material basically consists of all the elements of concrete, yet it is even better than normal concrete. While people might be used to seeing sidewalks and other flatter structures made of concrete, this can be used to make a tent-like structure.
This concrete canvas is flexible enough to turn into any shape, when it starts out. But once it has been wet and then given time to harden and dry, it becomes a solid like what people are used to. This can allow people to erect a structure but in just a fraction of the usual time it would take with traditional building techniques.
It starts out in waterproof plastic sheeting for transportation, and on the inside is inflatable lining which will turn into a building 50 meters in size. Before that however, they have to put gallons of water in to soak the concrete canvas, then they can take off the plastic sheeting. Then they have a limited time to inflate the structure, and once it’s set, the concrete is perfectly solid. This could help people around the world, especially in times of crisis. It even comes with a door and looks like a great and fascinating solution for many problems.