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: