Instant Concrete Shelters

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Instant Concrete Shelters

Postby Bob » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Concrete Canvas Shelters are rapidly deployable hardened shelters that require only water and air for construction.
The key to CCS is the use of inflation to create a surface that is optimized for compressive loading.
This allows thin walled concrete structures to be formed which are both robust and lightweight.
CCS consist of a cement impregnated fabric (Concrete Cloth) bonded to the outer surface of a plastic inner which forms a Nissen-Hut shaped structure once inflated. Visit http://www.concretecanvas.co.uk for further information.


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Re: Instant Concrete Shelters

Postby UnderDude » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:09 pm

Pretty slick, but not bullet resistant unfortunately.
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Re: Instant Concrete Shelters

Postby Red Star » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:08 pm

I remember those, we all thought they were cool! Maybe not so bullet proof, but they can be reinforced even more to make them pretty tough!
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Re: Instant Concrete Shelters

Postby CavWarrior » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:28 am

Those are pretty damned cool. I can see some serious uses for them.
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Re: Instant Concrete Shelters

Postby Mrknot » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:56 am

Wouldn't be too hard to partially bury one after it was erected.
Put it together in a shallow hole and fill in/build up the sides with dirt after it was up.
That'd be pretty bullet-proof, and super easy to build.
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Re: Instant Concrete Shelters

Postby UnderDude » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:06 am

Could it handle the extra weight of the soil without cracking?
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Re: Instant Concrete Shelters

Postby CavWarrior » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:18 am

A video posted in the company's site suggests that it could.
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Re: Instant Concrete Shelters

Postby zombreach » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:20 am

It's extremely heavy and requires special equipment to erect it--how easy would it be to use for the common man? (I did watch the video--just wondering if it is as easy to put it up as they show.)
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