I found this to be a great article talking about 5 key components to build with strength.
If you aren’t a part of the Build with Strength group, I highly suggest you join their group and their mission.
- Sustainable – Concrete’s strength, durability and energy efficiency make it an environmentally friendly material- especially when you consider the entire lifecycle of the building.
- Simple to use – If a material isn’t easy to use, it doesn’t matter how strong it is. Good thing concrete can be molded into any shape, size, or design you can imagine.
- Safe and Strong – Building with concrete gives you a fire-resistant structure. When combined with other fire safety systems, you can exceed building requirements – instead of just meeting them.
- Value that lasts – Concrete won’t rot, mold, rust or deteriorate. It’s energy efficient and virtually maintenance free- which means the resources you invest now will last for decades to come.
Here is a great short video going into this in more detail by Dr. Jeremy Gregory, a MIT research scientist.