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Title: Concrete Cloth

Author(s): William Crawford and Peter Brewin

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 30

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 46-48

Keywords: construction method; fiber; hardened shelter; shell

Date: 11/1/2008

Concrete Cloth was developed from a concept for a rapidly deployable emergency shelter. The cloth consists of a three-dimensional fiber matrix containing a dry concrete mixture. A PVC backing on one surface of the cloth ensures the material is waterproof, while hydrophilic fibers on the opposite surface aid hydration by drawing water into the mixture. The product’s wide range of applications is discussed.


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