Affordable Building Concepts in response to wide International demand for a locally based Economic, Eco Friendly, Volume Fast Build product, developed its own unique copyrighted Aluminium Formwork System to use with poured concrete to produce high quality, durable housing that both reduce costs significantly and streamlined the total build process. For countries with high volume applications Affordable Building Concepts will install a production facility for its Formwork Systems and train local workers in both the production process and subsequent construction activities.
Advantages of Alu-Form Construction
Concrete is used in buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels, sewerage systems pavements, runways and even roads.
Concrete, being inert, compact and nonporous, does not attract mould or lose its key properties over time.
Compared to other comparable building materials e.g. steel, concrete is less costly to produce and remains extremely affordable. With Alu-Form there is no necessity for skilled Tradesmen. There is 0% Waste of materials and concrete.
Being naturally fire-resistant concrete forms a highly effective barrier to fire spread.
CO2 emissions from concrete and cement production are relatively small compared to other building materials. 80% of a buildings CO2 emissions are generated not by the production of the materials used in its construction, but in the electric utilities of the building over its life-cycle (e.g. lighting, heating, air-conditioning)
Producing concrete uses less energy than producing other comparable building materials. A study quoted by the NRMCA concluded that the energy required to produce one ton of concrete was 1.4 GJ/t compared to 30 GJ/t for steel and 2GJ/t for wood.
Concrete walls and floors slow the passage of heat moving through, reducing temperature swings. This reduces energy needs from heating or air-conditioning, offering year round energy savings over the life-time of the building. One study quoted by the NRMCA found that concrete walls reduce energy requirements for a typical home by more than 17%
The relative expense of land transport usually limits cement and concrete sales to within 300km of a plant site. Very little cement and concrete is traded and transported internationally, this saves significantly on transport emissions of CO2 that would otherwise occur.
The high “albedo” (reflective qualities) of concrete used in pavements and building walls means more light is reflected and less heat is absorbed, resulting in cooler temperatures, this reduces the “urban heat island” effect prevalent in cities today, and hence reduces energy use for e.g. air-conditioning.
Using the building’s architectural blueprint, the ABC design engineers design the high quality Alu-Form panels around the architectural blueprint using the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM). This technology produces a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the Alu-Form technology build.
Alu-Form technology methods allow internal electrical fittings and plumbing to be incorporated with a high degree of design efficiency. This not only reduces the probability of electrical and plumbing failures, it ensures a systematic high quality fit with less of a risk factor.
This contributes to the overall cost-effectiveness of an Alu-Form technology build. The use of this construction technology vastly reduces the chance of on-site mishaps, making it not only the safest but the fastest systems in the construction industry.
Alu-Form construction technology involves extremely efficient, light-weight materials and cuts down on the need for conventional building methods. Alu-Form technology is most environmentally friendly construction techniques in the industry. Significantly, Alu-Form technology puts an end to the problems of construction irregularities and asymmetrical aesthetics which affect a high percentage of projects around the world. All Alu-form systems are erected at our manufacturing facility to ensure there are no defects before being dispatched to the site location.