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moladi has been designed and manufactured to address the six key challenges that determine the successful implementation of low cost housing projects in developing countries. These challenges would be the lack of sufficient funds, the shortage of skilled labourers, a lack of resources, work flow control, time constraints and wastage. The unique moladi monolithic cast house system has succeeded in produc- ing durable structures of quality in the shortest possible time. By com- bining the moladi reusable, 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 mono- lithic reinforced walling system. Chasing, beam filling, plastering and wastage are eliminated, producing a fast track, cost effective, transfer- able construction technology. Traditional bricks or blocks are moulded in a small mould and then laboriously stacked by an artisan and sandwiched with mortar to form a wall structure. The electrical and water pipes are positioned by grinding and chasing into the brickwall. The wall is then plastered to cover the pipes and services, as well as the brickwork, to create a level and smooth surface. Over and above these advantages, moladi is; a recipient of the South African Bureau of Standards Design for Development Award and aims at providing millions of people around the world to obtain equity in their country by providing them with homes that are of a high standard and at a reduced cost. is a unique patented plastic injection moulded form work system, which produces cast-in-place mortar structures. a fast, simple, adaptable and a low construction cost technological building system. suitable for all types of buildings, yet it is highly suited for use in mass housing markets, without compromising quality. utilizes indigenous materials to produce high standard permanent structures that are earthquake, cyclone and tsunami resistant. unique in that it forms all the walls in a building simultaneously. At the same time, it brings to field construction all the benefits of a factory assembly line - quality work, by unskilled workers at a maximum rate of production. versatile and allows for easy adaptation to varied design specifications, whether they are schools, homes, clinics or factories whist maintaining design aesthetics for social acceptability. promotes a high standard in the construction industry. successful in alleviating many of the logistical problems facing the construction of affordable repetitive housing projects. creates a high production output capacity. facilitates the possibility for many in situ structures to be built in just one day. amortized over many re-uses, reducing the cost of construction and transportation significantly. far outweighs poorly designed and costly concrete-block and masonry structures, as they often fail to timeously meet the requirements of mass housing schemes. does not rely on traditional skilled labour and can employ the local indigenous unskilled community. train local contractors and entrepreneurs to use our technology and, in turn, empowering communities to build quality structures. Jobs are created within the community and members become participants in the construction of their homes.
moladi VS BRICK
BRICK Labour intensive Compressive capacity only Mortar shrinkage and weakness Thermal expansion and contraction Consistency and levelling Erratic supplies = erratic delivery Waste Rework Slow delivery Inconsistent quality Unpredictable cash flow Increased cost
moladi Fast track Laboratory formulated mortar Fully reinforced structure Predictable accuracy Holistic building technology A constant supply of materials Known costs = reduced cost Unskilled operators Next to no waste Increased productivity Consistent quality Predictable cash flow
What is the moladi production rate? One house in one day with one mould, more houses in one day with more moulds
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