FrameCAD Solutions is organising an Expo in conjunction with the National Association of Steel Frame Housing (NASH), as the mining boom is set to worsen the shortfall of accommodation in WA. This pressure is boosting interest in efficient forms of housing construction to better cater for mining-related demands. Organisers of the Perth Steel Frame Building Expo have noted a increase in interest to attend over the past two months with news of resurgence in mining.
Factory in a Can:
A highlight at the Expo will be the fully self-contained mobile steel frame fabrication factory by FRAMECAD, Called the “Factory in a Can”, FRAMECAD’s F300i roll forming machine is housed in a modified 6.1m shipping container. This mobile factory can be trucked into any location and made operational within 24 hours of being sited.
With its own diesel generator and computer-operated steel frame fabricating machine, the mobile factory can manufacture precision engineered roll-form framing and trusses at a rate of up to 700 metres per hour. This feature allows quick start construction of different structures ranging from residential homes to multi-level commercial buildings. Its efficiency ensures that the framing and trusses for a standard 200 sq m house can be completed in one day and erected within one to two days.
Targeting Remote Cyclone-prone WA:
Growing demand for mining-related accommodation will continue to focus on northwest WA. FRAMECAD’s mobile factory and the steel frame it produces on site address many of the key concerns for both housing and housing construction in remote areas via:
· faster construction versus traditional methods
· strength: cyclone proof - non-warping, non-twisting
· cheaper/cost effective to construct: as much as 30% over traditional methods
· lightweight to erect
· lightweight, compact and cheaper to transport (i.e. assembled on site): important in WA with long distances to mining towns
· termite proof
· galvanised: rust/water/rain resistant
· safer to construct (less OH&S concerns than establishing traditional wood frames with nail guns)
· the environmental benefits of steel.