Engineering2Empower Works to Create Safe Concrete Structures

University of Notre Dame students and staff work on a concrete solution

A group called Engineering 2 Empower has designed disaster-resistant homes that are built from lightweight concrete panels on a reinforced concrete frame.

Their simple design is a one story structure with four rooms that conform to international building codes and uses materials that are widely available in many of the under-developed regions of the world.

Using smart design ideas and good concrete quality will save many lives when the next disaster strikes.

Here is a video that explains their innovative work:


About cementtrust

I am a director with Cement Trust and passionate about improving cement-based production in the poorest nations of the world.
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2 Responses to Engineering2Empower Works to Create Safe Concrete Structures

  1. Scott says:

    Very informative, never even thought about this before but will be thinking about it more now – and I think about concrete pretty often. The ‘concrete canvas’ product out of the uk while not looking native to the style of building could be of benefit – if only for inspiration.

  2. Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Appreciate it!

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