Ramboll at BuildTech Asia 2017 Expo, Singapore
Ramboll’s Singapore team collaborated with local company iMax Modular, a partner providing steel fabrications, installation, addition and alteration and building works with over 30 years of experience in designing and building modular systems for various part of a building.
Our exhibition was called “PopUp Home” literally named after its installation method. Similar to the usual modular construction, the module is fabricated in a factory off-site and transported on-site. Once placed on-site, the exterior of the module is “popped-up” using a lifting crane and locked into place by a candle-loc system on the four bracing columns, therefore creating the second floor that can fit two bedrooms, including a master room. This also allows the building to go up to 10-storeys high.
This candle-loc system is patented by iMax Modular, making it the only system available in the market. The whole idea is to cater for immediate deployment to disaster zones and well as affordable housing. The innovative product is a new to the market and has not been used anywhere in the world before. Ramboll was fortunate to collaborate with iMax Modular as the structural engineers for the building using the system and puts us at the forefront of innovation especially when the Singapore government is actively demanding the wider use of PPVC technology methods.
“The PopUp Home is a new and innovative idea where it is easy to transport and maximise the home space when deployed at the site. We received a lot of attention at the expo, including impressing the officers from local Building & Construction Authority (BCA).” – Loh Wenchuan, Senior Design Engineer.
“This is a great opportunity for Ramboll especially in the local market where the government is moving towards Prefabricated Volumetric Construction (PPVC) methods. Having the unique system that iMax adopted, it gives Ramboll an edge in winning future pilot projects in the region.” - Shonn Mills, Head of Buildings Asia.
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