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The Building System - features
The Building System is a made up of floor, wall
and roof components, precision-engineered and manufactured in a
factory and shipped by container to your site. Homes can be assembled
with minimal site disturbance.
galvanized steel support columns are embedded in concrete-filled
foundation holes that can be hand excavated. The steel floor joists
are all pre-cut eliminating material storage and cutting areas.
The pre-assembled wall sections are hand carried to the site and
then bolted to either the steel joist floor or a concrete slab,
reducing the need for extensive access roads and most heavy equipment.
The workers can easily install the roof trusses without the use
of a crane. Since most of the components are pre-cut there is almost
no waste during construction. All of these features of the system
help preserve the site's natural beauty and the country's ecosystem.
areas where a concrete foundation is expensive or difficult to engineer,
the flooring system is an excellent alternative. Two precision-engineered
galvanized steel components, a bearer and a joist, are the essential
elements of the Flooring System
system is supported on steel stumps set in concrete footings.
Floor bearers are provided with pre-punched holes
for ease and simplicity of on-site assembly, and the steel floor
joists nest securely inside the structural bearers. Floor sections
come in multiple module (one meter) lengths.
all bearers and joists have been bolted and screwed together, floor
sheeting is fixed to the frame. Particleboard, plywood or a fiber-cement
sheet can be utilized for the sub-floor sheeting.
The system can be quickly adjusted to suit sloping
terrain. In desert or tropical areas, the floor allows important
ventilation. The steel columns and cross bracing are very resilient
in areas that suffer from earth tremors or flooding.
Wall System is advanced modular technology. The frame of each panel
is composed of two simple steel components. One pair of each of
these components, tab-locks together to form a rectangular frame.
Fiber-cement sheets are then bonded to the frame, and a non-toxic
polyurethane foam containing a fire retardant is injected into the
panel. This completely fills the wall panel cavity to provide an
impact-resistant panel with the thermal insulation properties of
a brick wall 1.5 meters thick. The system includes two types of
modular panels. One type is for interior use: the other for exterior.
Each wall panel has a 2-inch vertical chase pipe
to simplify electrical installation. Wall panels attach to concrete
slab foundations by special anchor brackets that are bolted into
the floor with a special high-strength epoxy mixture.
When utilizing the floor system, wall panels are
secured into pre-punched holes in the steel bearers with anchor
brackets and bolts.
Two bolts join wall panels together - one at the
top and another at the bottom. Standard wall panels are 1 or 2 meters
wide and 2.4, 2.7 or 3.0 meters tall. For flexibility of design,
doorway, window and other joinery panels are offered in a wide variety
of sizes and are a standard feature of the Wall System.
The vertical edges of the interior wall panels are
beveled. A gypsum compound is applied to the seams for a smooth
interior wall finish. For situations where the wall panels will
be taken down and re-assembled on another site, a PVC jointer strip
is used to finish the interior wall surfaces.
A roof truss bracket with a threaded rod, washer
and nut connects the wall panels quickly and securely to the roof
truss. Once installed, exterior wall panels are ready to paint.
Texture coating, plaster rendering or brick veneer are among the
broad range of exterior options.