'Building in a bag' company bags 'Innovation through Technology Chambers Award 2011
Concrete Canvas Ltd, developer and manufacturer of ground breaking concrete canvas technology used in the original Concrete Canvas Shelter 'building in a bag' and now widely used in the construction industry, has been awarded the coveted British Chambers of Commerce National Award for 'Innovation through Technology' at this year's Chambers Awards.
The venture was also awarded a £15,000 cash prize as runner up for the 'Winner of Winners' award for Outstanding Business Achievement. The prestigious Chamber Awards were launched by the British Chambers of Commerce to recognise and celebrate business excellence.
Concrete Canvas Ltd was founded by Royal College of Art graduates, Peter Brewin and William Crawford, based on their 'building in a bag' disaster-relief shelter idea which they developed while studying for their MA degrees is industrial design engineering.
The pair went on to receive early support to protect the work through the RCA's Selected Works programme and after recruiting an additional team member, also an RCA graduate in 2005, they set about bringing their ambitious project to market.
The serial award winning company is now supplying its concrete canvas technology in Britain and overseas for a variety of civil applications such as ditch lining and slope protection.
Congratulations to the team on another success!