Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Efficient building materials

Ensuring the finest building materials has and always will be an important function at Elbros. The Elbros PPB brand specialises in the design and manufacture of precast prestressed components used in the local construction ­industry, from simple domestic application to complex ­multi-storey structures.

There are two precast elements: the prestress predalle, which is part of a composite roofing system, and prestressed precast beams used to complement the roofing slab.

This system will assist in the completion of any project within a shorter time frame, making any project more environmentally friendly and more economically efficient.

Elbros PPB is capable of producing 300 metres squared of prestressed predalles slabs daily. The prestressed predalles consist of a wafer of concrete with prestressed wire reinforcement. This can be laid on site using a number of temporary props at specified intervals, without the need of formwork. The system also provides the flexibility of production to any given shape. An in-situ concrete topping is poured providing the advantage of creating a monolithic slab.

The composite slab also normally results in reduced slab thicknesses when compared to a cast in situ slab for a given span due to the enhanced material properties.

Furthermore, they are fairly light to handle when compared to other precast elements on the market.
Elbros PPB also has the facility to produce prestressed and precast concrete beams to replace repetitive series of in-situ beams, thus reducing the costs associated with the installation of formwork on site.

Precast stairs can also be produced in a dedicated form providing an element with precise dimensions and rapid site ­installation.

Specific elements can also be produced at the PPB precasting factory to the client's requirements.
The design of the precast ­elements can be performed by Elbros structural engineer or architect to the client's ­requirements.