Key features and criteria

KEY FEATURES & CRITERIA FOR ECFS SOLUTION

TECHNICAL

LIGHTWEIGHT

CFS wall panels and trusses weigh less without sacrificing durability; faster and easier installation; Use of CLC can achieve reduction in weight from 10% to 95% compared with dense weight concrete; Structural components and foundation cost are greatly reduced due to the lower deadweight of the building, in particular on high-rise projects offering substantial savings.

ACOUSTIC INSULATION

Cellular Lightweight Concrete assures improved acoustics and superior sound control as it is being absorbed (especially low frequency noise), not reflected as is the case with dense weight concrete or brick walls; Concrete closes all cavities in the wall structure– no hollow sounds

THERMAL INSULATION

Cellular Lightweight Concrete (CLC) as In-Fill provides High thermal insulation and its density can be adjusted to comply with the most demanding building codes and regulations.

FIRE RESISTANCE

100% noncombustible; Low fire risk; CLC filled CFGS panels and frames offer fire rating of a minimum of 3 hours for a 90 mm thick panel.

WATER ABSORPTION

Closed cellular structures have lower water absorption; CLC blocks float in water.

ADDED-VALUE

INTEGRATION OF SERVICES

As panels are designed with the provision of service holes for electrical and water conduits and junction/terminal boxes, there is much convenience for plumbing and electrical installations; Recesses in the floors/ceilings due to the spanned joists allow for fitting mechanical equipment and components such as fan coil units and insulated copper pipes;

STRENGTH

Steel is one of the highest strength to weight ratios of any building material; corrosion-resistant; dimensionally stable with ability to withstand wind loads, weathering, water impacts, and interior live and dead loads. CLC makes cold formed steel sections stronger with continuous bracing

PERFORMANCE

High Specs Galvanized Steel Grade make it resistant to temperature change, heat or fire especially when these steel channels are totally covered by Fire Resistant Cellular Lightweight Concrete.

COMPLEMENTARITY

Cold Formed Steel Frames, Joists and trusses offer Load Bearing and structural Walls, Partitions, Floors and Roofs, while the Cellular Lightweight Concrete Infill yields Thermal & Acoustic Insulation and Fire Resistance;

ENERGY SAVINGS

Ongoing savings on power / energy costs (air-conditioning and heating) are reduced because high thermal insulation ratings can be achieved.

DURABILITY

High Grade Galvanization makes the structure rust resistant; Use of CLC as inner fill further protects the steel and provides for a monolithic construction which ensures low maintenance over the lifetime of the building envelope; No cracking or long term movement due to the monolithic structure.

ECO-FRIENDLY

Due to CLC, there is significantly less sand and cement consumed which contributes to a lower embodied energy than common building materials; Produces substantially less waste than raw materials; 100% recyclable.  Can meet efficiency standards such as LEED, BREEAM and CSH points.

IMPLEMENTATION

QUALITY CONTROL

Predictability & Quality Control are the result of Integrated design and manufacturing process as roll forming machines operated by our own technicians deliver the required frames into precise, uniform shapes with exacting tolerances for consistent material quality; Precise – Accurate to +/- 0.5mm over 10m; Specialized foam concrete machines (mixer and foaming) also enables the production of high quality aerated concrete in different densities on site.

COMPLIANCE

Regulated by International Standards & Building Codes; Load bearing CFS frames/structure are engineered to meet the highest seismic and wind loads in addition to associated dead and live loads and as prescribed by building codes.

SINGLE – SOURCE

Combining ability to design, fabricate and erect steel structures along with the skills to prepare and cast Cellular Lightweight Concrete make for self-control and single sourced which drives schedule

COST EFFECTIVE

Streamlined production; faster installation; greater adaptability; use of recycled material; Cost effective due to precision engineering and minimal waste

SPEED

Speed of construction – Typically 40% less than traditional; No site storage – ‘Just in time’ delivery process; Accelerated building schedule with Factory-Assembled paneling.

HEALTH & SAFETY

No obnoxious or toxic fume emission; Stable and non-organic material. Allergy-free material that won’t contribute to mold or produce volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).