Custom Covers military tents provide versatile protection

August 1st, 2008

[Custom Covers] Southampton, U.K. This military utility shelter by Custom Covers is the first generation of a family of tents designed for use as general service tenting or as temporary deployable accommodations, providing versatile protection against high winds, snow loads, and other adverse weather conditions. The shelter requires little perimeter clearance, and allows for multiple […]

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Tent companies reach out to China after earthquake

August 1st, 2008

May 12 changed everything in the Sichuan province of China. Local radio in Sichuan quoted disaster relief officials as saying a third of the buildings in Wenchuan collapsed from the quake and another third were seriously damaged. In addition to taking thousands of lives, the earthquake leveled schools, hospitals and houses. As Chinese citizens and […]

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Concrete Cloth applications may save lives

July 1st, 2008

A pair of young British engineers were hoping for some design competition money when they began brainstorming new uses for concrete. In the end, their innovation—Concrete Cloth—may already be saving lives. Peter Brewin and William Crawford were studying for post-graduate degrees in London in 2004 when they started experimenting with ideas for a design competition […]

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Fast Shelter provides inflatable structure in minutes

July 1st, 2008

Despite rain, snow, sleet or hail, work needs to get done outdoors. Elite Detail Service in northern Illinois washed more than 200 vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show in below-freezing temperatures using a shelter that packs into a canvas duffle bag 30 inches in diameter. The Fast Shelter model 950xt Elite inflates to a structure […]

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Students use eggs as inspiration for inflatable concrete shelters

June 1st, 2008

Two engineering students competing in a British Cement Association competition to find new uses for cement based their entry, an inflatable concrete shelter for refugee relief, on meditations about the compressive strength of an eggshell. “We came up with the two critical components of concrete canvas,” say Peter Brewin and Will Crawford, who met at […]

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