Resilient Homes & Infrastructure with Concrete

Well designed Concrete structures can help protect people and property in the face of disaster.

Concrete doesn't burn[1], is resistant to bushfires[2] and is weather-resilient[3][4]. 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[2].

Resilient homes and infrastructure are often made from concrete as its natural strength and durability makes it more able to survive disasters[2][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.


The Palmyra House II Case Study is an example of concrete's resistance to bushfires.



Windsor Bridge

Posted on 18/10/2022
When it came time to replace the historic but flood-prone Windsor Bridge, in Sydney's north-west, there was really only one choice in terms of durability and resilience.


Pretty Beach House Makes a Statement on Sustainable Building

Posted on 9/06/2022
A simple palette of concrete, brick and steel has helped deliver a unique holiday home on an 'unbuildable' site at Pretty Beach, on the NSW Central Coast.


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