DESIGN & ENGINEERING
The initial concept and architectural designs of the building are provided by the client. Once Modulecon receives these plans, it customizes the design of the modules to suit the clients specification.
Once the client approves the Modulecon design, Modulecon will provide full structural engineering details of the modules for the building design and submit it to the client for the client to attain local structural approval by their own country’s construction authorities.
Modulecon will provide Technical Support to the client if necessary, however the Soil Tests, Civil & Services, Earthworks & Footings will be provided by the client. The Footings must also be designed to Modulecon’s approval for withstanding the load of the Modulecon building.
MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION
Modular construction involves an offsite construction process where multiple modules are manufactured in a factory before being transported to site for assembly. Modular construction is the solution to the increasing shortage of affordable housing and is the future of the construction industry.
Yes, the complete modular process covers all aspects of the structural construction from ground up, including all services, fittings and finishes. Once the module arrives on site, it is simply taken out of a standard container and crane lifted into position allowing people to move into their new home that same day.
Once all contractual obligations have been met, Modulecon’s production of 2000 modules per month will begin within 12-16 weeks. This also gives the client time to finalize planning approvals and prepare civil works and footings.
There are no limitations when it comes to building a modular development.
The maximum size of a module is 5.0m in width and 15.0m in length.
However the modules aren’t limited to these dimensions as they can be made to a bigger size but modules within these parameters enable us to keep the cost of transport to a minimum. Most designs use a combination of module sizes to create a design.
LOGISTICS & SHIPPING
Modulecon has the in-house capacity and personnel to accommodate your every shipping and logistics requirement. From full vessel chartering to single container delivery, our International Logistics Team customises a solution to suit the needs of every client, on any corner of the globe.
INSTALLATION & WARRANTY
The Precast Concrete and Steel Structure of the modules are structurally guaranteed by Modulecon for a period of 7 YEARS, whilst the Appliances, Fittings & Non-Structural Products have a 12 Month Manufacturer Guarantee. * Warranty Terms will be outlined within the Modulecon Terms & Conditions…
Unlike conventional slab methods such as waffle raft slabs, stiffened raft slabs and footing and slab designs, the Sureslab system combines the benefits of all the above to give an unatonable advantage. The Sureslab system is set deep into the ground giving the slab more stiffness, more tolerance to poor ground conditions and is designed to eliminate all the inefficiencies of conventional slab systems. Sureslab is extremely quick and easy to install and there is no need for the use of heavy machinery.
Modulecon provides a fully certified Sureslab. The slab is designed according to site soil conditions, and structural design loads etc. Modulecon scope of works predominately comprises of the formation of the slab and does not carry out works such as geotechnical reporting, site preparation and pouring of the slab. However upon request the Modulecon team can send out one of its many affiliate companies to carry out such works, also if needed an installation team can be sent out to install or assist customers with the installation process of the Sureslab System. All relevant and necessary materials such as surefoot’s, lintels, void formers, etc. are supplied by Modulecon as a part of the Sureslab package.
Yes, each Modulecon Sureslab is designed to comply with all relevant Australian Standards.
The following are some of the current methods used to pour a concrete slab.
- The Waffle Raft slab,
A waffle raft is a stiffened raft with closely spaced ribs constructed on the ground and with slab panels suspended between the ribs it is constructed on site using void formers which support the slab panels.
- Footing and Slab designs
A footing slab consists of a concrete floor supported on the ground with a separately poured strip footing.
- Stiffened raft slab
A stiffened raft slab consists of a concrete slab on ground stiffened by integral edge beam and a grid of internal
These type of slab design requires a high consumptions of concrete, steel reinforcing, labour and in some cases multiple concrete pours. With the removal of soils and extensive labour these system can often be too expensive for the domestic market. Add bored concrete piers and these systems can become extremely expensive.
Slab heave is caused by clay soils expanding when they absorb moisture or by the ground drying out. The amount of water in the ground is often uneven and so the movement in the house is uneven, often causing the house to move and crack. Although a slab will settle over time, it is important that provisions are made in the earlier years of a house slab so that these issues can be prevented.
All of the steel components of the Sureslab system utilize the latest technology in “Zinc-Nickel” coating and galvanisation process’s insuring the longevity of life of the Sureslab System.