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CONTACT Mail: click here Phone: +27 41 379 2600 Fax: +27 86 502 6930 *Visitation by appointment only
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RESPONSIBILITY
Combining   shelter   and   economic   development,   moladi    is   set   to   challenge   the   tradition   bound   construction   industry   in   order   to   allow   for   the   participation   of contractors and entrepreneurs to empower and develop communities on a global basis.   Due   to   the   neglect   of   the   poor   and   very   poor   over   many   decades,   the   real   source   of   market   promise   is   not   the   wealthy   few   in   the   developing   world,   or   even   the emerging middle-income consumers: It is the billions of aspiring poor who are joining the market economy for the first time.   Countries   that   lack   the   infrastructure   to   meet   basic   humanitarian   needs   provide   the   ideal   situation   for   the   development   of   environmentally   sustainable   technologies and   products.      Housing   is   a   primary   sector   of   industry   that   can   contribute   towards   the   upliftment   and   empowerment   of   communities.      The   building   industry’s emphasis   has   traditionally   been   on   commercially   viable   projects   sidelining   low-cost   housing   and   the   implicated   low   profit   margins.   As   a   rule,   small   contractors   build low-cost   affordable   houses   in   a   traditionally   ineffective   way,   with   low   quality   materials,   inferior   workmanship,   little   or   no   professional   support,   and   most   importantly, no benefit of economy of scale.   By   focusing   on   aspects   of   the   construction   industry,   it   is   possible   to   generate   wealth   and   opportunities   for   emerging   communities   by   introducing   and   facilitating mutually   beneficial   projects   between   these   communities   and   the   established   formal   sector.   Mobilise   joint   ventures   and   partnerships   involving   business,   community based   and   non-governmental   organisations,   facilitating   the   establishment   of   Co-operatives   are   but   some   of   the   options   that   can   bring   forth   “Sustainable Development”.   The   opportunity   for   creating   "sweat   equity"   is   also   a   great   incentive   for   building   one's   own   home.   To   more   and   more   people   this   is   very   important,   because   their sweat equity is the only equity they can muster. Communities who are building their own homes do it in a state of excitement and eagerness.   For   companies   with   the   resources   and   persistence   to   compete   at   the   bottom   of   the   economic   pyramid,   the   prospective   rewards   include   the   incalculable contribution   to   social   and   economic   development,   growth   and   substantial   profits.   This   would   ultimately   result   in   the   multiplication   of   secondary   economic   activities and the development of small and medium scale enterprises, which would result in   an   increase   in   job   opportunities.
COMMUNITY UPLIFTMENT
The   selection   and   use   of   building   materials   relating   to   the   moladi    construction   process   is   considered   a   crucial   aspect   in   determining   the   environmental sustainability   of   the   moladi    technology.   Although   the   calculation   of   embodied   energy   is   a   complex   matter   and   differs   from   region   to   region,   building   materials used   in   the   moladi    construction   process   have   been   carefully   considered   according   to   the   initial   and   recurring   embodied   energy   that   is   used   or   expended   during the life cycle and operation of each material. Some   additional,   but   notable,   factors   which   affect   the   overall   energy   consumption   of   a   structure   -   and   which   are   often   mismanaged   within   the   affordable   housing industry   -   is   the   requirement   for   nonessential   transportation,   wasteful   packaging,   plentiful   waste   of   materials   resulting   from   processing   and   construction   methods, and   also   poor   dumping   and   disposal   methods.   Materials   are   rarely   recycled   or   even   reused   and   poor   workmanship,   the   utilization   of   substandard   materials   and   the use   of   materials   and   components   which   have   a   dissimilar   and   inconsistent   durability,   leaves   the   home   owner   with   a   high   maintenance   home   which   requires frequent   repair   and   even   large   scale   restoration.   Lastly,   passive   design   principles   for   the   appropriate   climate   which   helps   to   minimize   the   energy   required   to   heat, cool,   ventilate   and   light   a   building   responsibly   are   largely   ignored   in   favour   of   a   cheaper   initial   cost   outlay.   These   factors   are   taken   into   account   to   ensure   that moladi       buildings   provide   environmental   value   by   challenging   members   of   the   construction   industry   who   are   quick   to   ignore   the   long   term   use   and   quality   of   a building in favour of the short term saving enjoyed by the developer. The calculation of the embodied energy in building materials, or their life-cycle assessment, takes into account the following aspects; 1. The extraction and processing of raw materials 2. The manufacturing, packaging and transportation of the product 3. The maintenance of such a product after installation or positioning 4. The possibility of the recycling and reuse of the product 5. The final disposal of the product moladi    makes   use   of   lower   energy   materials,   such   as   sand,   gravel   and   light-   weight   concrete   within   the   local   community.   Plastic,   the   material   used   for   the moladi    formwork,   has   a   higher   energy   content,   but   conserves   energy   and   resources   due   to   the   fact   that   it   is   reused,   recycled,   is   lightweight   and   long   lasting, which requires very little maintenance. Of   the   materials   used   in   moladi    homes,   steel   has   the   highest   embodied   en-   ergy   rating   of   44.66MJ/kg. However,   steel   is   100%   recyclable   and   at   the   end   of   the   buildings   lifespan,   can   be   removed   from   the building    with    relative    ease    for    recycling.    The    steel    reinforcing    bars    are    essential    for    ensuring    that moladi       homes   are   durable   and   structurally   sound   to   ensure   that   the   home   owner   has   a   safe   and sturdy   home   which   can   withstand   external   forces.   Plastic,   the   mat-   erial   used   for   the   moladi    formwork, has   the   second   highest   energy   rating   of   moladi    building   materials   at   43.03MJ/kg.   The   formwork however   conserves   energy   due   to   the   fact   that   it   is   durable   and   does   not   require   maintenance.   The formwork   is   re-used   many   times   until   it   is   eventually   recycled   into   other   durable   household   consumer products   and   construction   components.   moladi    utilizes   a   closed-   loop   policy   with   its   plastic   formwork so   that   none   of   the   material   goes   to   waste.   The   moladi    mortar   mix,   has   the   lowest   initial   embodied energy   rating,   which   is   1.4   MJ/kg.   The   operational   energy   of   the   mortar   is   further   reduced   by   eliminating excessive    labour    demands    during    the    application    of    the    mortar    and    ensuring    that    the    resulting superstructure   is   constructed   efficiently   and   in   an   optimized   manner.   The   volume   of   moladi    mortar   mix is accurately calculated to ensure that no excess material is wasted. The   durability   and   longevity   of   the   resulting   structure   requires   minimal   maintenance   or   repair   work   during the   life   of   the   building.   Clay   brick,   which   is   5.12   MJ/kg,   polystyrene,   which   is   117   MJ/kg,   cement   plaster which   is   an   average   of   3.24   MJ/kg   and   Aluminium   at   227   MJ/kg   are   other   common   building   materials utilized   in   other   types   of   construction   methods   which   may   be   comparable   to   that   of   moladi    building materials. All   materials   used   in   the   construction   of   moladi    homes,   other   than   the   formwork,   are   sourced   and supplied   from   within   the   local   community.   Specifying   criteria   is   critical   in   that   the   fixtures,   fittings   and service   systems   installed   in   a   moladi    structure   have   a   durability   term   similar   to   that   of   the   overall   life expectancy   of   the   building.   Other   than   contributing   to   the   local   economy,   this   practice   drastically   reduces   the need   for   additional   and   unnecessary   transport   and   handling   of   goods   and   building   materials.   By   reducing   the   number   of   operations   required   during   the   successful construction   process   means   that   there   is   a   less   chance   of   the   occurrence   of   errors,   waste   and   rework.   This   follows   from   the   same   logic   that   the   fewer   the   number of operations, the higher the quality of the product, resulting in a predictive timeline and ultimately cost savings. The   moladi    method   of   construction   has   been   designed   to   efficiently   produce   structures   which   have   a   long   life,   are   durable   and   adaptable;   homes   which   are considerate   of   the   environmental   impact   as   well   as   the   needs   of   the   home   owner.   The   speed,   affordability,   quality,   adaptability,   ease   of   use,   the   use   of   sustainable local   materials   and   the   opportunity   created   to   facilitate   sweat   equity   are   key   advantages   that   would   greatly   improve   the   efficiency   with   which   the   world   addresses the problems relating to the world’s poor, homeless and unskilled communities. The following points are key points to consider in achieving the most sustainable outcome with regards to building projects;  Reduce building materials through more efficient layout and use of spaces.  Reduce construction waste  Specify products that use raw materials more efficiently  Substitute plentiful resources for scarce resources  Reuse building materials from demolished buildings  Rehabilitate existing buildings for new uses  Recycle new products from old
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT The results for the embodied energy in common building materials, published by the American Institute of Architects, are as follows: MATERIALS ENERGY CONTENT KJ/Kg Sand & Gravel Wood Lightweight Concrete Gypsum Board Brickwork Cement Glass Plastic Steel Lead Copper Aluminum 41.878 430.31 2 186.44 4 256.58 5 117.20 9 536.60 25 818.60 43 031.00 44 659.20 60 243.40 68 849.60 240 741.00
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
ADDRESS PO Box 16553 Emerald Hill Port Elizabeth South Africa 6011
CONTACT Mail: click here Phone: +27 413792600 Fax: +27 865026930
Copyright reserved © Terms of use apply
NAVIGATION
SOCIAL

SOCIAL

RESPONSIBILITY  
COMMUNITY UPLIFTMENT
Combining      shelter      and      economic      development, moladi     is    set    to    challenge    the    tradition    bound construction     industry     in     order     to     allow     for     the participation     of     contractors     and     entrepreneurs     to empower and develop communities on a global basis.   Due   to   the   neglect   of   the   poor   and   very   poor   over many   decades,   the   real   source   of   market   promise   is not   the   wealthy   few   in   the   developing   world,   or   even the    emerging    middle-income    consumers:    It    is    the billions   of   aspiring   poor   who   are   joining   the   market economy for the first time.   Countries   that   lack   the   infrastructure   to   meet   basic humanitarian   needs   provide   the   ideal   situation   for   the development        of        environmentally        sustainable technologies    and    products.        Housing    is    a    primary sector    of    industry    that    can    contribute    towards    the upliftment    and    empowerment    of    communities.       The building   industry’s   emphasis   has   traditionally   been   on commercially     viable     projects     sidelining     low-cost housing   and   the   implicated   low   profit   margins.   As   a rule,     small     contractors     build     low-cost     affordable houses    in    a    traditionally    ineffective    way,    with    low quality    materials,    inferior    workmanship,    little    or    no professional   support,   and   most   importantly,   no   benefit of economy of scale.   By   focusing   on   aspects   of   the   construction   industry,   it is   possible   to   generate   wealth   and   opportunities   for emerging   communities   by   introducing   and   facilitating mutually       beneficial       projects       between       these communities     and     the     established     formal     sector. Mobilise    joint    ventures    and    partnerships    involving business,    community    based    and    non-governmental organisations,    facilitating    the    establishment    of    Co- operatives   are   but   some   of   the   options   that   can   bring forth “Sustainable Development”.   The   opportunity   for   creating   "sweat   equity"   is   also   a great   incentive   for   building   one's   own   home.   To   more and   more   people   this   is   very   important,   because   their sweat    equity    is    the    only    equity    they    can    muster. Communities   who   are   building   their   own   homes   do   it in a state of excitement and eagerness.   For   companies   with   the   resources   and   persistence   to compete   at   the   bottom   of   the   economic   pyramid,   the prospective       rewards       include       the       incalculable contribution    to    social    and    economic    development, growth   and   substantial   profits.   This   would   ultimately result    in    the    multiplication    of    secondary    economic activities   and   the   development   of   small   and   medium scale   enterprises,   which   would   result   in    an    increase    in   job   opportunities.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The   selection   and   use   of   building   materials   relating   to the   moladi    construction   process   is   considered   a crucial     aspect     in     determining     the     environmental sustainability   of   the   moladi    technology.   Although the    calculation    of    embodied    energy    is    a    complex matter    and    differs    from    region    to    region,    building materials   used   in   the   moladi    construction   process have   been   carefully   considered   according   to   the   initial and    recurring    embodied    energy    that    is    used    or expended   during   the   life   cycle   and   operation   of   each material. Some   additional,   but   notable,   factors   which   affect   the overall   energy   consumption   of   a   structure   -   and   which are   often   mismanaged   within   the   affordable   housing industry     -     is     the     requirement     for     nonessential transportation,   wasteful   packaging,   plentiful   waste   of materials   resulting   from   processing   and   construction methods,     and     also     poor     dumping     and     disposal methods.   Materials   are   rarely   recycled   or   even   reused and   poor   workmanship,   the   utilization   of   substandard materials   and   the   use   of   materials   and   components which    have    a    dissimilar    and    inconsistent    durability, leaves   the   home   owner   with   a   high   maintenance   home which   requires   frequent   repair   and   even   large   scale restoration.   Lastly,   passive   design   principles   for   the appropriate    climate    which    helps    to    minimize    the energy    required    to    heat,    cool,    ventilate    and    light    a building   responsibly   are   largely   ignored   in   favour   of   a cheaper   initial   cost   outlay. These   factors   are   taken   into account   to   ensure   that   moladi       buildings   provide environmental   value   by   challenging   members   of   the construction   industry   who   are   quick   to   ignore   the   long term   use   and   quality   of   a   building   in   favour   of   the   short term saving enjoyed by the developer. The   calculation   of   the   embodied   energy   in   building materials,    or    their    life-cycle    assessment,    takes    into account the following aspects; 1. The extraction and processing of raw materials. 2.   The   manufacturing,   packaging   and   tranportation   of the product. 3.   The   maintenance   of   such   a   product   after   installation or positioning. 4.   The   possibility   of   the   recycling   and   reuse   of   the product. 5. The final disposal of the product. moladi    makes   use   of   lower   energy   materials,   such as   sand,   gravel   and   light-   weight   concrete   within   the local    community.    Plastic,    the    material    used    for    the moladi    formwork,   has   a   higher   energy   content,   but conserves   energy   and   resources   due   to   the   fact   that   it is    reused,    recycled,    is    lightweight    and    long    lasting, which requires very little maintenance. Of   the   materials   used   in   moladi    homes,   steel   has the   highest   embodied   en-   ergy   rating   of   44.66MJ/kg. However,   steel   is   100%   recyclable   and   at   the   end   of the    buildings    lifespan,    can    be    removed    from    the building    with    relative    ease    for    recycling.    The    steel reinforcing     bars     are     essential     for     ensuring     that moladi       homes   are   durable   and   structurally   sound to   ensure   that   the   home   owner   has   a   safe   and   sturdy home   which   can   withstand   external   forces.   Plastic,   the mat-   erial   used   for   the   moladi    formwork,   has   the second   highest   energy   rating   of   moladi    building materials     at     43.03MJ/kg.     The     formwork     however conserves   energy   due   to   the   fact   that   it   is   durable   and does   not   require   maintenance.   The   formwork   is   re- used   many   times   until   it   is   eventually   recycled   into other    durable    household    consumer    products    and construction   components.   moladi    utilizes   a   closed- loop   policy   with   its   plastic   formwork   so   that   none   of   the material   goes   to   waste.   The   moladi    mortar   mix, has   the   lowest   initial   embodied   energy   rating,   which   is 1.4   MJ/kg.   The   operational   energy   of   the   mortar   is further     reduced     by     eliminating     excessive     labour demands    during    the    application    of    the    mortar    and ensuring      that      the      resulting      superstructure      is constructed    efficiently    and    in    an    optimized    manner. The    volume    of    moladi     mortar    mix    is    accurately calculated    to    ensure    that    no    excess    material    is wasted. The   durability   and   longevity   of   the   resulting   structure requires   minimal   maintenance   or   repair   work   during the   life   of   the   building.   Clay   brick,   which   is   5.12   MJ/kg, polystyrene,   which   is   117   MJ/kg,   cement   plaster   which is   an   average   of   3.24   MJ/kg   and   Aluminium   at   227 MJ/kg   are   other   common   building   materials   utilized   in other    types    of    construction    methods    which    may    be comparable to that of moladi  building materials. All   materials   used   in   the   construction   of   moladi   homes,    other    than    the    formwork,    are    sourced    and supplied   from   within   the   local   community.   Specifying criteria   is   critical   in   that   the   fixtures,   fittings   and   service systems    installed    in    a    moladi     structure    have    a durability    term    similar    to    that    of    the    overall    life expectancy   of   the   building.   Other   than   contributing   to the   local   economy,   this   practice   drastically   reduces   the need    for    additional    and    unnecessary    transport    and handling   of   goods   and   building   materials.   By   reducing the     number     of     operations     required     during     the successful   construction   process   means   that   there   is   a less   chance   of   the   occurrence   of   errors,   waste   and rework. This   follows   from   the   same   logic   that   the   fewer the   number   of   operations,   the   higher   the   quality   of   the product,     resulting     in     a     predictive     timeline     and ultimately cost savings. The    moladi     method    of    construction    has    been designed   to   efficiently   produce   structures   which   have a   long   life,   are   durable   and   adaptable;   homes   which are   considerate   of   the   environmental   impact   as   well   as the   needs   of   the   home   owner.   The   speed,   affordability, quality,     adaptability,     ease     of     use,     the     use     of sustainable   local   materials   and   the   opportunity   created to    facilitate    sweat    equity    are    key    advantages    that would   greatly   improve   the   efficiency   with   which   the world   addresses   the   problems   relating   to   the   world’s poor, homeless and unskilled communities. The    following    points    are    key    points    to    consider    in achieving   the   most   sustainable   outcome   with   regards to building projects; Reduce building materials through more efficient layout and use of spaces. Reduce construction waste.    Specify products that use raw materials more efficiently.  Substitute plentiful resources for scarce resources.  Reuse building materials from demolished buildings.  Rehabilitate existing buildings for new uses.  Recycle new products from old.
ADDRESS PO Box 16553 Emerald Hill Port Elizabeth South Africa 6011
CONTACT Mail: click here Phone: +27 413792600 Fax: +27 865026930
Copyright reserved © Terms of use apply
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