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ADDRESS PO Box 16553, Emerald Hill Port Elizabeth South Africa 6011
CONTACT Mail: click here Phone: +27 41 379 2600 Fax: +27 86 502 6930 *Visitation by appointment only
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moladi is an affordable construction technology, a technology which is an  inexpensive means of construction. The end result however is a superior quality, durable structure with a speedy construction time. It is the simplicity and speed of the moladi construction technology, which makes the  construction process both affordable and successful. By combing elements that are designed to make the simplicity of the technology benefits the end user. moladi is committed to providing a construction technology that  provides and assists with the full range of requirements involved in the transfer and use of a proven technology. moladi follows an optimized and sequential process. This allows for the  number of unskilled labourers, which are utilised effectively, to be predetermined according to the size of the house, area of formwork for the intended unit and volume of the mortar. The speed of construction is also taken into consideration to calculate the number of unskilled labourers on site, with larger units having additional unskilled labour to optimize construction time.
Local unskilled labourers are trained by a moladi foreman on the client's  first unit. The duration of the training process usually takes 1 – 2 weeks, depending on the size of the unit, and all the procedures and phases of the construction process are followed through and explained thoroughly. The client will be supplied with a working document and assembly instructions, which are compiled specifically for the client's project. After training has been completed, the team of unskilled labourers are awarded certificates for the completion of the training programme and will be graded accordingly by our foreman. A certified structural engineer is involved in the design of the reinforcing according to your local sites soil conditions. A reinforcing schedule would be supplied to the client, or alternatively, a local independent structural engineer would be employed by the client. The engineer would also be involved in signing off the units and verifying that the correct measures were taken in following the supplied reinforcing schedule.
 On-site training of local unskilled labourers encourages community participation and skills transfer which is essential to job creation in developing countries. 
LABOUR REQUIRED TO CONSTRUCT A STANDARD 45m² housing unit:  	1.	Fit: 10 labourers are needed to complete in 4 hours 	2.	Fill: 7 labourers are needed to complete in 4 hours 	3.	Strip: 6 labourers are needed to complete in 4 hours
With   its   streamlined   and   simplistic   approach   to   construction,   the   application   of   the   moladi    technology   is   not   dependant   on   skilled   labour   or   artisans   for construction   and   utilises   local   unskilled   labourers   to   build   moladi    homes,   enabling   community   involvement   in   the   construction   of   their   own   homes.   It   brings   to the   field   of   construction   the   benefits   of   producing   quality   assured   work   by   unskilled   labourers   at   a   maximum   rate   of   production.   Over   90%   of   the   construction   team on   a   moladi    housing   site   consists   of   unskilled   labourers.   Also,   women   who   have   traditionally   been   either   reluctant   or   discouraged   from   working   within   the   male- dominated   sector   are   encouraged   to   participate   in   the   non-labour   intensive   moladi    building   process.   The   moladi    construction   method   has   been   designed with   the   objective   to   allow   for   an   unskilled   team   of   people   to   follow   moladi ’s   optimized,   repetitive   and   sequential   process   that   eliminates   the   probability   of   any errors   occurring   that   are   crucial   to   the   outcome   of   the   structural   quality   or   integrity   of   a   moladi    housing   unit.   The   opportunity   to   create   ‘sweat   equity’   is   a   key advantage   in   the   use   of   the   moladi    construction   system.   Most   traditional   and   alternative   construction   methods   require   certain   skills   and   trained   artisans   who would   be   essential   to   contributing   towards   the   structural   integrity   of   a   building   and   in   many   cases   within   South   Africa,   skilled   artisans   are   not   available   or   skilled workers are wrongfully replaced   with   a   cheaper,   unskilled   workforce,   resulting   in   shoddy   and   unfit   structures.  
ADDRESS PO Box 16553, Emerald Hill Port Elizabeth South Africa 6011
CONTACT Mail: click here Phone: +27 41 379 2600 Fax: +27 86 502 6930 *Visitation by appointment only
moladi is an affordable construction technology, a  technology which is an inexpensive means of construction. The end result however is a superior quality, durable structure with a speedy construction time. It is the simplicity and speed of the moladi  construction technology, which makes the construction process both affordable and successful. By combing elements that are designed to make the simplicity of the technology benefits the end user. moladi is  committed to providing a construction technology that  provides and assists with the full range of requirements involved in the transfer and use of a proven technology. moladi follows an optimized and sequential  process. This allows for the number of unskilled labourers, which are utilised effectively, to be predetermined according to the size of the house, area of formwork for the intended unit and volume of the mortar. The speed of construction is also taken into consideration to calculate the number of unskilled labourers on site, with larger units having additional unskilled labour to optimize construction time. Local unskilled labourers are trained by a moladi  foreman on the client's first unit. The duration of the training process usually takes 1 – 2 weeks, depending on the size of the unit, and all the procedures and phases of the construction process are followed through and explained thoroughly. The client will be supplied with a working document and assembly instructions, which are compiled specifically for the client's project. After training has been completed, the team of unskilled labourers are awarded certificates for the completion of the training programme and will be graded accordingly by our foreman. A certified structural engineer is involved in the design of the reinforcing according to your local sites soil conditions. A reinforcing schedule would be supplied to the client, or alternatively, a local independent structural engineer would be employed by the client. The engineer would also be involved in signing off the units and verifying that the correct measures were taken in following the supplied reinforcing schedule. With its streamlined and simplistic approach to construction, the application of the moladi  technology is not dependant on skilled labour or artisans for construction and utilises local unskilled labourers to build moladi homes, enabling community involvement in the construction of their own homes. It brings to the field of construction the benefits of producing quality assured work by unskilled labourers at a maximum rate of production. Over 90% of the construction team on a moladi housing site consists of unskilled labourers. Also, women who have traditionally been either reluctant or discouraged from working within the male-dominated sector are encouraged to participate in the non-labour intensive moladi building process. The moladi  construction method has been designed with the objective to allow for an unskilled team of people to follow moladi’s optimized, repetitive and sequential process that eliminates the probability of any errors occurring that are crucial to the outcome of the structural quality or integrity of a moladi housing unit. The opportunity to create ‘sweat equity’ is a key advantage in the use of the moladi construction system. Most traditional and alternative construction methods require certain skills and trained artisans who would be essential to contributing towards the structural integrity of a building and in many cases within South Africa, skilled artisans are not available or skilled workers are wrongfully replaced with a cheaper,  unskilled workforce, resulting in shoddy and unfit  structures. 
 On-site training of local unskilled labourers encourages community participation and skills transfer; essential to job creation in developing countries. 
LABOUR REQUIRED TO CONSTRUCT A STANDARD 45m² housing unit:  	1.	Fit: 10 labourers are needed to complete in 4 hours 	2.	Fill: 7 labourers are needed to complete in 4 hours 	3.	Strip: 6 labourers are needed to complete in 4 hours
ADDRESS PO Box 16553 Emerald Hill Port Elizabeth South Africa 6011
CONTACT Mail: click here Phone: +27 413792600 Fax: +27 865026930
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ADDRESS PO Box 16553 Emerald Hill Port Elizabeth South Africa 6011
CONTACT Mail: click here Phone: +27 413792600 Fax: +27 865026930
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