Composites (being Carbon Fibre, Kevlar etc) are typically associated with the most high-tech fields in the world and has a very high price tag.
Carbon Fibre is 6 x the strength of steel (or 6 x lighter), has incredibly stiff properties and resistance to the elements. The only reason we can find why Carbon Fibre composites have not been used in the construction industry as the core structure element is because of cost. It is so far superior to current construction methods that it is a shame it is not readily available.
Carbon Fibre is the driving force of the following high-tech fields:
Aerospace / Fighter Jets
The construction industry currently uses timber and nails to build houses then hides all the imperfections with plaster, cornice, skirting and architraves. This sort of approach in the aerospace industry would not be tolerated.
There is such a massive gap between the Atomic 6 system (being aerospace driven technologies) and current construction methods that it is hard to explain and even justify how things are done.
If we can use composites to send a space shuttle to the moon, or build a F-22 fighter jet to fly at Mach 1.8 and reach G-Force of +9, then surely we can build houses to sit on soil and handle general earth and wind forces.
As we come closer to achieving our goal of making composite houses affordable, why would you consider anything else?!
We have engaged a world class composite consulting firm whose task is to recommend materials, methods and procedures to make our goals a reality.
Advanced Composite Structures (Australia). ACS-A normal tasks include aerospace type application, so the challenge of applying these technologies to construction was a reset in thinking, however the application was reasonably simple.