Construction & Engineering Awards 2016 - moladi
We are delighted to anounce that moladi construction technology has been shortlisted for the innovative ways to enhance and improve the current delivery of affordable structures.
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The multi-award winning moladi construction system was founded in South Africa in 1986 as a method of building cast in place reinforced monolithic structures. The moladi technology was developed as a means to alleviate many of the cumbersome and costly aspects associated with conventional construction methods without compromising on the quality or integrity of the structure. The moladi system constitutes the use of a removable, reusable, recyclable and lightweight plastic formwork mould, which is filled with a South African Bureau of Standards approved and Agrément Certified aerated mortar to form the wall structure of a house in as little as one day. Each set of moladi formwork panels can be re-used 50 times making the technology cost effective due to its repetitive application scheme, reducing the cost of construction and transportation significantly. The moladi system produces durable and permanent structures, which have been subject to numerous tests and independent reports. The process involves a number of smaller components which are assembled into larger, lightweight panels that are configured into a mould which forms a house of any desired size and design. The engineer specified steel reinforcing bars, window and door block-outs, conduits, service pipes and other fittings are positioned within the 150mm or 100mm wall cavity, which is then filled with a specially formulated and project specific lightweight mortar consisting of the local river sand, cement, water, and a harmless cement admixture to form all the walls of the house simultaneously. The moladi plastic formwork panels are then removed the following morning and immediately re-erected onto an adjoining site. The result is a wall with a smooth off-shutter finish that does not require any plastering, beam filling or chasing and generates no waste. The walls are then painted, the roof erected and windows and doors are installed to complete the house.
The moladi construction process should be viewed as a workflow process similar to that of a vehicle assembly line. Through the simplification, standardization, modularization, and industrialization of the construction process, efficiency and cost savings are achieved and maintained by managing the continuous flow process.
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