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In order to be competitive in low cost mass housing developments, the key to success is the SPEED of construction.  More importantly the speed of constructing the wall of the building.

wall speed has been supplying its comprehensive speed in formwork 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 wall building technology, that has been specifically designed and is proven too benefit the end user with its simplicity and ease of use.

speed wall formwork

Speed in wall construction

has developed a mass cast housing or wall system to construct durable structures of quality in the shortest possible time, as speed in wall construction is important.

This system has developed into a speed wall construction technology that addresses thirteen key challenges embodied in the speed of delivering 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
  • speed of wall construction
  • speed of completion
  • speed in moving from site to site
  • no finishing on wall
  • speed in electrifying
  • speed in plumbing
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. The speed of wall construction is dependant on skilled labour.

A few disadvantages of brick or block construction are:
  • Labour intensive - slow speed
  • 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
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 - speeding up mass housing construction.

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
  • speed in wall construction

Speed wall construction

Key Points:
  • Holistic building technology
  • Ease of use
  • Monolithic reinforced wall system
  • Fast track, cost effective, transferable construction wall technology
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- Low cost housing speed in construction system - Challenging the tradition bound construction industry since 1986

Speed wall | speed construction | mass construction


Updated 06 November 2009