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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…

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Building Collapse: What are The Main Causes

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.

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Health and Safety and Beam And Block Flooring

Construction Site health and safety is crucial, regardless of its size. Without proper safety measures, workers are at risk of injuries or even death. Let us focus on site safety and safety in the Beam and Block floor installation site.

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Beam and Block in affordable housing

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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Beam and Block: Using it on extreme slopes

There is a saying that “when the going gets tough the tough get going”. This has proved to be a very accurate statement over the years for many. But we like to think that when the going gets tough, the tough get smarter!

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How to install Beam & Block

Health and safety procedures must be implemented and the Installation should be carried out in accordance with the Codes of Practice for Safe working environments and the laws of Kenya. Helmet and Gloves are a necessity.

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Where to use Beam & Block flooring system

Beam and Block flooring can be used in a variety of situations. It is used for many reasons. But the end result must always be that it is fit for purpose and upholds the integrity of the build.
Beam and block is used to overcome physical challenges that a site may have.

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What is a beam and block flooring system?

Beam and block is a construction method to support flooring, especially for ground floors as well as multi storey buildings. It is made of cast concrete, one piece of which is a prestressed concrete beam, which can be an inverted T-shaped beam, or lintel, the other piece being a simple rectangular block. The blocks are placed at regular intervals and the beams placed between them to form a connection between each block section. They form a support for the next layer of flooring materials.

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