Wafflecrete Concrete Panel Building Systems
The versatile Waffle-Crete Panel building system makes it uniquely possible to construct attractive, disaster-resistant, reinforced concrete buildings in a fraction of the time and with half the raw materials of solid panels of the same thickness.
Every detail of the patented Waffle-Crete system is designed to speed construction and reduce construction costs - without compromising structural strength. Concrete is placed directly in molds, vibrated and finished. With this unique system you can cast panels at a casting facility or directly on the jobsite. The panels can then be erected the next day in a fraction of the time of cast-in-place or traditional method.
Examples of Waffle-Crete projects range from special applications such as cooling towers, artificial reefs and barrier walls, to low cost housing communities, to multi-story luxury hotels. One of the most important aspects of Waffle Crete is to make disaster-resistant construction more widely available and affordable. Historically many projects have been constructed with unsuitable materials for the local environment simply because more weather and earthquake resistant materials were too costly.
ADVANTAGES OF WAFFLE CRETE BUILDING SYSTEM Technology from USA
Compared to Traditional Masonry Construction; Waffle Crete offers the following advantages:-
- It reduces labour and material cost of the building.
- Slashes the construction period by over 30% of normal project timeline if Blocks and Mortar construction is applied.
- It Eliminates the need for Skilled labour required in a project.
- Eliminates use of Scaffolding that would be required for plaster works in a building
- Panels can be used as floor panels eliminating expensive formwork required for shuttering works
- It is stronger and Durable, designed to resist Seismic movements and wind pressure in Hurricane Zones
Over 60% Concrete and Steel is saved as part of Material Cost in the Skin as illustrated. This gives the panel an edge in price competitiveness with other materials. The lightness also enables the panel to be used as slab in a way hollow pot slab system works.
Different segments where WAFFLE CRETE BUILDING SYSTEMS can be used:
- Mass Warehousing Systems
- Factory Buildings
- High rise commercial buildings
- Service Industries
- Mass Housing and Apartments