How to build with Beam & Block
Whether this is your first project or you are an experienced builder looking to try something new (and much quicker) Beam and Block can be the right solution for you. Here is a simple step by step guide to using the Ecoconcrete Beam & Block system. Read More…
Did you know that if you are building a beam & block slab, a non-structural block can pose a risk to your build? Non-structural infill blocks crush when a load is applied to them, especially a load dropped from a height or screed/topping/floor finishes e.g., Tiles.
Did you know that poor structural integrity and insufficient safety measures can have disastrous consequences, including the collapse of a building, loss of life, and monetary losses? EcoConcrete offers structural audits to ensure that your residential, or commercial properties are safe, adhere to relevant codes, and present no danger during construction and while in use.
Kitengela is often described as “the best of both worlds” for its closeness to Nairobi, rural feel, affordable land, as well as collaborative and friendly nature of its residents. It is one of the fastest-growing areas according to the 2019 census. Its population has tripled since 2009. Its quick expansion is attributed to a massive influx of middle-class people.
In construction, people may argue that control is an elusive concept because of the many unforeseen circumstances that occur due to inflation and unreliable vendors who underdeliver. Ecoconcrete beam and block precast slab is changing the narrative by allowing contractors/project owners more control over their construction schedules and budget.
We’re using beam and block because it is fast, we do not need to cut down a whole forest for support. If you do it the normal way of putting concrete slabs, you’ll need 300 – 500 trees for support, so we decided to go Eco green use beam and block, put it up, and continue construction the next day.
The ultimate goal of every construction project is to remain on scope, within the budget, and timelines. This requires a professional review of every aspect of the construction project. Ecoconcrete’s floor/roof slab is ready for collection. A cost effective solution that is fast and easy to install with minimal unskilled labour, providing an immediate working platform, No waiting periods no delays. Save both time and money while you’re at it.
The Ecoconcrete Team wish to offer sincere condolences to the family of the late former president of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki and the entire Nation at large. An astute statesman has rested, but his accomplishments live on.
https://www.ecoconcrete.co.ke/ looks at how Kibaki’s legacy looms large in infrastructure
The precast concrete slab is a reinforced concrete flooring system that combines ease of construction with structural integrity on your build. The method involves pouring higher strength concrete into a mould while under highly supervised conditions. The procedure prevents environmental variables from affecting the concrete and enhances the strength of the structures that use it. Where other materials would degrade, the precast concrete strengthens with age. It is highly resistant to potential environmental dangers and other elements. Moreover, concrete slabs require less labour, which saves the builder unnecessary labour costs, especially during slab construction.
To ensure public safety, all building projects in the country must adhere to the building and safety guidelines in the country that dictate all projects. Depending on the building standards, building codes can be used to estimate the weight of the building, and how it can withstand the effects such as earthquakes, floods, wind or even imposed loads.
Although preferred by many, the conventional slab construction method can be very challenging, especially when it comes to the cost estimation of your slab. The quotation procedure can be very tricky, plus do you get the value for your money?
How strong is the beam and block flooring system? In short, it is strong. The answer lies in both the tensile and compression strength and the curing process. Because our products are manufactured at our production yard, challenges that can affect the quality of our products during productions are avoided. The strictly controlled environment allows us to avoid these challenges, the most obvious ones being the temperature and weather.
Getting a quotation for your project is one of the most essential processes when planning a project. Your project cost estimate consists of all expenditures, including site preparation, getting plans, and approvals, constructing and landscaping and finishing touches, which means the client can utilize this important aspect of construction from the initial stages of the project until the end. The procedure is almost the same when seeking a quotation for your floor as it is part of your construction project.
We have recently been getting a lot of questions on our Facebook page whether our beam and block flooring system is eco-friendly construction technology. the
Politics play a major role in building or breaking a country’s economy. But the construction industry in Kenya is exceedingly imperative in the country’s economy. While political figures use the campaigning period to look attractive and win voters by promising infrastructure upgrades, create regulations, and laws, the construction industry is affected directly and indirectly. How will the political atmosphere in Kenya affect the construction industry?
In this video, we take a look at the precast beam and block production process at our purpose-built yard in Athi River. Our Managing Director will talk through our manufacturing method and show you how we create the strength in our beams, as well as the talk about curing times, testing and much, much more.
The Kenya Building Code serves as a guiding document for construction projects in the country. Its rules and ordinance govern all types of buildings constructed in a country, including commercial and residential buildings. The aim of the building code is to help developers meet the minimum standards for your project.
The roof of a home is often forgotten, perhaps because it is out of sight. Nonetheless, this relevant part of your building is continually exposed to moisture and other harsh elements, causing weakening and fast deterioration if regular maintenance checks aren’t in place to ensure you get the most out of your roof.
Grout an essential part of the beam and block floor installation process. When you install the beam and block slab, you need to grout and doing it in the right way can mean the difference between the looks and performance of your floor over time. Grouting the beam and block surface is when everything starts coming together.
COVID-19 sent shockwaves worldwide affecting economies and industries in this countries. the pandemic brought the world to a standstill in 2020. As kenya moved into the second, third and now the fourth waves of the pandemic we are witnessing a recession of all times. However, diverging recovery paths are emerging. Amid the doom and gloom of 2020, recent vaccine announcements offer some glimmer of hope for 2021 and beyond. It feels like we are seeing the first steps towards light at the end of the tunnel.
When it comes to building construction, the norm has been to build pitched roofs to achieve a desired appearance. However, times are changing. Roofing is been revolutionized in a sense that building owners and investors are not limited to the usual choices hence the beam and block flat roof slab system.
In Kenya, the populations is harmed by natural disasters such as floods. They are as well at chronic risks of building disruptions, damages and even spontaneous collapse. To address this challenge, the key players are striving to put in place appropriate policies and strategies to increase the resilience and safety of buildin.
Kenya is an emerging middle income country with a growing economy. However the country is also highly vulnerable to recurrent and risks of cases of major building collapse. To facilitate the construction of safe and resilient buildings, effective building
regulatory frameworks should be followed.
Tens of thousands of earthquakes happen globally every year. How can you build an earthquake-resistant structure?
Beam and Block concrete slab is in a winning race to becoming a much cheaper precast concrete slab. They are quick and relatively easy to install which makes them relatively cheaper.
Kenya population continues to grow every year. With over 50 million people, and most of them in search for affordable housing, the trend is creating a demand for real estate sector. To curb the demand, private companies such as EcoConcrete Ltd are taking measure to come up with affordable housing projects for the everyone.
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