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 Alternative Building Technology ABT South Africa

Alternative Building Technology ABT South Africa

Alternative Building Technology ABT South Africa

“Alternative building technologies are non-conventional building methodologies that provide sustainable solutions in the build environment.” - "Non-conventional" simply means non brick or not masonry.

The moladi construction technology replaces the cumbersome bricklaying process with an approach akin to injection moulding. moladi construction systems has developed a way in which houses and social infrastructure can be built faster and cheaper, without jeopardising the structural integrity of buildings. 

A “mould” is produced by training local unskilled labour to assemble reusable plastic injection moulded panels, commonly known as formwork. The formwork is erected on an engineered designed raft foundation. Doors, windows, electrical and water reticulation are mounted in the appropriate positions onto the formwork. Thereafter the formwork is filled with a quick-setting aerated mortar, consisting of sand, cement and an admixture. The house is left to set overnight and the formwork is removed the following day and re-erected on the next foundation. The superstructure is finished by fixing conventional roof, plumbing fixtures, ceiling etc., hanging doors, glazing and painting. 

The construction of moladi homes is not only fast and cost-effective, but proves to be strong and durable.  The first moladi home was constructed in 1987 in South Africa and many thousands more in 22 countries worldwide. The moladi technology and construction model has also been implemented to build student accommodation, schools, court houses, ablutions and hospitals worldwide. 

  • Monolithic
  • Stronger
  • Faster
  • No waste
  • Green
  • Reinforced
  • Modular reusable plastic formwork
  • Simplistic
  • Reduced transport cost - one mould produces 50 homes
  • Controlled cost
  • Affordable
  • Approved and accredited by banks
  • Socially acceptable 
  • Award winning

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