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Concrete Canvas Shelters

Award: Yellow Pencil

Yellow Pencil / Product Design / Health & Medical / 2007

&#8220;While starvation occurs over a period of weeks, death from exposure can occur in a single night.&#8221; - UN Co-ordinator for Afghanistan.<br/><br/>Concrete Canvas is a rapidly deployable hardened shelter that requires only water and air for construction. It can be deployed by two people in under 40 minutes and is ready to use in only 12 hours. It can be delivered sterile, for medical use, and can be earth bermed, providing excellent thermal performance.<br/><br/>Concrete Canvas consists of a cement impregnated cloth bonded to an inflatable inner. It is delivered folded and sealed in a sack which is then filled with water. The structure is inflated and left to set, providing a shelter that is durable, secure, sterile and safe.

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