Why concrete for shelter?
When disaster strikes?—be it an extreme weather event in our changing climate or forced migration in times of war?—the need for shelter is immediate.
Throughout its history, concrete has been continuously developed and re-invented, filling society’s evolving needs. It is locally available around the world, durable, versatile and resilient - important qualities when faced with the need to provide shelter that protects against increasingly extreme climates.
New, low-carbon solutions like sprayed concrete domes, fibered concrete insulation and technologies like 3D printing are helping bring the benefits of concrete to much needed applications, such as dignified and secure emergency shelters for the millions of people displaced worldwide.