After air and water, sand is the most
important raw material on earth. We use around 40 billion tons of sand every year, mainly for construction purposes.
This corresponds to twice the amount of all sediments transported by all the world’s rivers each year.
And although almost one fifth of the earth’s land area is covered with sand deserts, sharp sand used for building purpose is scarce.
This is because desert sand, which has been blown to round grains by the wind, does not adhere to cement concrete and is therefore unsuitable for building.
For decades, the Arab desert states have been importing sand for billions of dollars. The rising sea level in the wake of climate change is leading to a further decline of the coast line, which is being combatted with billions of tons of sand fills, which further increases the demand for sand.
At the same time, stringent river management and dam construction reduces the natural supply of sand.
We currently consume the reserves of usable building sand and must therefore get used to the fact that such sand is a finite resource.
The use of desert sand for the construction opens up a completely new perspective.
PolyCare Research Technology is proud to have initiated this development.
In 1900, 10% of the world‘s population lived in cities. In 2007 it was already 50% and in 2050 the UN expects 75% of the world‘s population to live in cities.
By 2030, about 2 billion people
will be living in informal
situations or slums.
Goal: to create 1 million housing units worldwide at a price of around $ 10.000 each every week
Wanted: novel building materials and construction methods to create
affordable and sustainable living space
Today‘s generations must build more cities than all previous generations
built together. But the growth of the Cities all over the world are mostly disorganized and highly dynamic, and the demand for living space is growing much faster than the supply.
At the Urban Age Conference in Venice it was declared that social peace and security for the whole world in the next few years depends on whether we succeed in building 1 million residential units with a price of approximately $ 10.000 every week.
The starting point in the overall concept for the development of stackable emergency or permanent accommodation made of polymer concrete are the MAS components, where MAS stands for Modular Assembly System. The upper end of all construction elements consists of a head attachment for a form-fit connection with the following stone row.
EASY TO HANDLE CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS
MORE MOBILE & MORE FLEXIBLE WORLDWIDE USE
SAVING THE RAW MATERIAL RESERVES
HIGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS
We act in PolyCare from the belief that there are still very many, previously untapped applications for polymer concrete products in the construction sector and especially in building construction.
The specific physical and chemical properties of the polymer concrete are known, but have been largely ignored because of the complexity and cost considerations in the past.
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Support measure: Support for research, technology and innovation (RTI Directive) - Innovation voucher
Description of the project: Preparation of a feasibility study for the evaluation and analysis of the R&D project "Rapid construction system for houses based on polymer concrete with fillers from the recycling of building materials".
Results: The study was developed by EurA AG and includes the analysis and evaluation of the technological, economic, legal, organizational and ecological feasibility.
The project, funded by the Free State of Thuringia, was co-financed by funds from the European Union within the framework of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).