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Date: 02/01/06 02:02 AM

16 Responses to Concrete Canvas

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    January 31, 2006 at 10:20 pm
    Link: Concrete Canvas - A building in a bag.
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    TokenBabe Female 30-39
    533 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 4:09 am
    That`s feckin` BRILLIANT!!!!! I sent an email to the UNHCR telling them abou the website...Think how many people in underdeveloped countries this could help.
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2006 at 8:12 am
    yakkitori, please get a life, no one cares if you`re the first person to post a reply, especially when you`re only doing it to claim "FIRST POST!¬!!!!!!1111" and arent actually saying anything.
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    justlionel Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2006 at 9:51 am
    Very neat idea. Could be used world wide for a various of things. I agree with you TokenBabe about underdevelped countries. Also could help out after natural disasters.
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    jkneon Male 18-29
    19 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 10:12 am
    this was on dragons den, the people they were pitching their idea to didnt like it because it dosnt have any ends just two big holes no doors and also they said people wouldnt use it because things like that where only needed to be temporary.
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    lizzieiscool Female 13-17
    52 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 12:24 pm
    yea i saw it on dragons den too. I love that show
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2006 at 2:37 pm
    That`s brilliant. There will be many applications for it and I`m sure there will be other versions of it developed as well. Excellent.
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    Targo Male 40-49
    24 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 3:11 pm
    It will be too expensive to purchase and transport. It`s about spreading money as far as possible, not building the Taj Mahal of refugee tents.
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    thecranberry Male 18-29
    731 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 4:04 pm
    ^dont judge to fast targo. its basically a house. an inflatable, transportable house. also, they didnt say how much they would cost. and if we can FLY TANKS ACROSS THE MOTHER EFFING WORLD, we can transport these.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 4:09 pm
    Nothing beats concrete as a cheap, durable building material.

    Forget temporary; a lot of people could use these as homes. Ever seen a yurt?

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    stikfas Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2006 at 4:16 pm
    simply brilliant.
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    Targo Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2006 at 6:19 pm
    The gas canister alone would cost a grand for one time use. You couldn`t use a normal compressor because it would be too slow. Imagine the pressure nessesary to lift 600 Lbs of cement and cement sets in less then 40 minutes. How would you effectively hydrate the cement inside a sealed bag before it sets? The air tight inner membrane might cost a thousand dollars. The undisclosed impregnated fiber is not going to be cheap. The cement has to remain wet while it cures. how is that managed? The desert is too cold at night and too hot during the day. Where do you find the perfect conditions for setting one of these up? Plus three of them would flatten a normal pickup. Theres a reason these guys don`t even have a prototype. The concept is unworkable.
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    thecranberry Male 18-29
    731 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 6:41 pm
    i looked at that entire site twice over. who says they dont have a prototype? (its probobly on the title page, but i still missed it! so for now im indignant)
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    JMF145 Male 18-29
    376 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 8:17 pm
    read #2 to show that it wont be a large amont of money

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    celticzaida Female 13-17
    205 posts
    February 1, 2006 at 9:29 pm
    One of the coolest links I`ve seen on i-a-b in a while.
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    palm Male 30-39
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    February 2, 2006 at 7:51 pm
    no solar panel?? No carbon-fiber outhouse? Stupid americans, tryng to hand out aid, with the left hand!! We want jacuzzis!!!

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