Hollow blocks used with 3-D panels can save California houses from wildfires.

Meanwhile, the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura countries have destroyed over 500 homes and scorched more than 98,000 acres. A building material known as a 3D cementitious sandwich panel could have saved some of these homes. It can be combined with hollow blocks to build buildings.

A wood structure will combust almost immediately and studies show that once a wood structure has 4 or 5 percent of the building on fire, it becomes a total loss because there’s no stopping the fire,” said Ken Calligar, CEO of RSG 3-D. It is the company bringing the panel to the U.S. for mass production.

There’s no place for a fire in a 3D panel building to start because you’ve got a concrete exterior and nothing is combustible within the materials. you may also use concrete hollow blocks in the interior sections as well.

that’s why officials in Santa Rosa, California, chose RSG 3-D to rebuild a wall destroyed by wildfires last year. The panel technology is not new. Nasa has been using a version of it to build spacecraft for years because of its strength. And former President Jimmy Carter used the material in his charity work decades ago on damaged buildings in Florida and Georgia. But it never really took off in the United States.

The reason the product has not been used well in the United States to this date is that we have wood,” said Geoffrey Ivancic, chief operating officer of Hutter Pioneer, a construction company that is working with the RSG 3-D panels.

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The United States is blessed with multiple forests and wood is an inexpensive building material, until the last five years. With the new energy code, especially up in the northern states, and in California, they want net-zero houses. You cannot get to a net-zero house construction with wood.

The risk of wildfire in California is very real. On its website, Cal Fire lists more than 200 cities which it deems to be in very high fire hazard severity zones. When comparing the RSG 3-D panel system to conventional housing in terms of just wildfire, the wood frame construction is notably fuel for fires,” said Calligaris. “An RSG 3-D panel building will have at least a two-hour fire rating, which means you can apply open flame to the walls for at least two hours with no combustion whatsoever.
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