It's no secret that cement is one of the most popular building materials the world over yet crumbles in the face of earthquakes or tremors, so the Eco-Friendly Ductile Cementitious Composite (EDCC) has been developed to help change this.
Developed at the University of British Columbia, the concrete material sees nearly 70% of the cement in the mixture replaced with flyash that would otherwise be thrown out during the building process. When used, the mixture can be sprayed onto existing walls to help dramatically increase its ability to withstand any sort of earthquake or tremor.
The Eco-Friendly Ductile Cementitious Composite was put to the test with a simulated 9.0 to 9.1 magnitude tremor, similar to the earthquake that affected Tohuku, Japan in 2011, and held up perfectly.
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