n IMIESA - Hollow-core slabs speed up housing delivery : fast lane

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 31, Issue 1, Jan 2006, p. 64
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... FAST LANE Hollow-core suspended concrete slabs provide a key to speeding up South Africa's housing delivery, especially in the highdensity multi-storey affordable sector, says the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA). Hollow-core slabs offer two major advantages, faster construction and lower cost, says CMA director, John Cairns. "South Africa's housing shortage is still huge and any system which speeds up delivery will find increasing favour with government authorities and the building fraternity. Hollow-core slabs have already been successfully deployed on several high density housing projects, for instance in the inner city of Johannesburg, The Alexandra Renewal Project and the Witbank Presidential Housing ..

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