Resilient Homes & Infrastructure with Concrete
Well designed Concrete structures can help protect people and property in the face of disaster.
Concrete doesn't burn, is resistant to bushfires and is weather-resilient. This is vital for sustainable buildings and infrastructure, especially in in Australia, where natural disasters like floods, fires and extreme wind events are becoming increasingly common.
Resilient homes and infrastructure are often made from concrete as its natural strength and durability makes it more able to survive disasters[3,4]. Designing and constructing for disaster resilience also helps reduce the need (and therefore cost and speed) of post-disaster reconstruction.
Bushfires are unfortunately a fact of life in many parts of both rural and urban Australia, and construction materials in at risk areas should be non-combustible and robust. Concrete fulfils this criteria exceptionally well.