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Indonesia earthquake national disaster

moladi has been supplying its comprehensive national disaster construction system, of which the formwork is merely a constituent of this technology, for the past 23 years. As a result, we do not simply supply modular plastic formwork, but a holistic building technology, that has been specifically designed and is proven too benefit the end user with its simplicity and ease of use. has developed a cast house system to construct durable structures of quality in the shortest possible time and earthquake proof. This system has developed into a construction technology that addresses eight key challenges embodied in the low cost and affordable housing shortages facing developing countries namely:
lack of resources
insufficient funds
skills shortage
time constraint
work flow control
time constraints
waste
emergency re-construction

Traditional bricks or blocks are moulded in a small mould and then laboriously stacked by an artisan, sandwiched with mortar to create a wall. The electrical and water pipes are placed by grinding and chasing into the wall. The wall is then plastered to cover the pipes and services, as well as the brickwork, to create a level and smooth surface. A few disadvantages of brick or block construction are:

Labour intensive
Compressive capacity only
Skilled labour
Mortar shrinkage
Thermal expansion and contraction
Leveling
Erratic supplies = erratic delivery
Waste
Rework
Slow delivery
Inconsistent quality
Unpredictable cash flow
Increased cost
not earthquake proof

The patented technology is cost effective due to its repetitive application. It is affordable due to the fact that the formwork is used on a repetitive basis for up to 50 reuses per kit; this results in the cost of the formwork being amortized over the construction of 50 units. By combing the re-usable, patented, recyclable lightweight plastic injection moulded formwork system, with a South African Bureau of Standards approved lightweight aerated mortar, Agrément Certificate 94/231, a full scale mould of the designed house is configured with all the services, both plumbing and electrical, are cast in situ as a monolithic reinforced walling system. Chasing, beam filling, plastering and wastage are eliminated, producing a fast track, cost effective, transferable construction technology. In simple terms, has:
A constant supply of materials
Known costs
Unskilled operators
Next to no waste
Increased productivity
Reduced cost
Consistent quality
Predictable cash flow

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