Modular Construction

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As building costs rise, the construction sector has shifted to new materials and technologies that enhance design capabilities and productivity without compromising quality and performance. Traditional onsite building has made way for lightweight, pre-fabricated and/or prefabricated construction or sometime called Modular Construction (MC), where sections of a building are manufactured offsite.

Pre-fabricated lightweight construction brings speed, efficiency and quality – key factors for an industry constantly looking at improving its productivity performance.

In China, real estate demand and the availability and relative costs of skilled construction labor is making the Modular Construction (MC) model attractive to developers. This industry shift has implications for fire safety as the nature of buildings comprised of pre-fabricated lightweight systems is such that the types of fire protection used for standard heavyweight buildings may not be suitable. Careful specification is required to ensure lightweight building systems deliver the required levels of fire protection in real fire conditions.

We take a closer look at fire-resistant elements, such as steel protection, walls, floors, ceilings and fire stopping, in Modular Construction and discuss the key considerations when specifying and detailing for effective fire protection.

Key Systems and Applications

Structural Steel Protection

Structural Steel Protection

  • Vermiculite spray
  • Intumescent coatings
  • Board encasement systems

Walls

Walls

  • External walls
  • Single skin barriers
  • Metal framed partitions

Floors and Ceilings

Floors and Ceilings

  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Mezzanine
  • Protected zones

Fire-stopping

Fire-stopping

  • Intumescents
  • Cementitious mortars
  • Firestop pillows
  • Fire-resistant collars for pipes
  • High density mineral wool
  • Sealants
  • Wraps

 


 

Reference Cases

Reference Cases

Our extensive project references for Modular Construction (MC) in worldwide:

As a global player design and supply of fire rated material for MC, the following are extensive project references in prefabricated unit or the Modular Construction. One of the driving philosophies of our company is to make the built environment more fire safe by sharing our knowledges and please feel free to come to us if you are interested in any the following.

Country Project Name Product Fire Rated System
China Huawei Data Centre at Langfang, Hebei PROMATECT®-H board Partition
China Huawei Cloud Data Centre (Phase 2) at
Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia
PROMATECT®-H board Partition
China Huawei Mobile Data Centre at Shaanxi PROMATECT®-H board Partition
China Huawei Project at Yanta District, Shaanxi PROMATECT®-H board Partition
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