Posi-Joist combines the lightness of timber with the strength of the Posi-Strut steel web for strong floor and roof systems. Posi-Joist enables designers to span far greater distances than would be possible with alternative timber products. The depth, length and width can all be adjusted to produce an enormous number of different specifications, each with clearly defined performance criteria.
“The unequalled design freedom is what continues to set this system apart in the industry. From the ability to design creative floors and roofs in domestic, commercial and industrial applications to the variety of internal room layouts that a clear span offers, there are many benefits to using Posi-Joist,” says Hennie Viljoen, Regional & Marketing Manager of MiTek.
Posi-Joist also allows easy access for the installation and maintenance of services in the floor zone. With the ever-increasing need for MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery) systems, this solution can streamline the construction process. Posi-Joist has been used in countless projects across the UK, Australia and New Zealand with great success.
The benefit of spanning greater distances
While an initial linear metre cost comparison with solid joist alternatives may suggest otherwise, Hennie says that Posi-Joist’s ability to span greater distances than its timber competitors, coupled with its open web design, gives contractors several important cost saving advantages.
“The span capabilities mean that Posi-Joist can often allow for increased joist centres when compared to alternative systems, reducing material content. The installation of services and utilities is far simpler and quicker with Posi-Joists, reducing both labour costs and build-up time on site,” says Hennie. MiTek is very confident that Posi-Joist will have a huge impact on the South African market once introduced.
Joists are manufactured in a controlled offsite environment ensuring a quality product that is delivered “made to measure”, allowing for speedy erection.
“Exceptional floor performance from a wide fixing surface makes flooring easy and controls shrinkage. Precision engineering reduces those tiresome return visits and remedial work so that the job is done far more quickly and the contractor achieves worthwhile savings,” concludes Hennie.
For more information, contact Mitek on Tel: +27 (11) 237 8700 or via www.mitek.co.za.
For more technical articles, sign up for our newsletter: https://www.buildinganddecor.co.za/register/.
Subscribe to our free magazine on http://tiny.cc/floorsfreemag or join other discussions like these on http://www.facebook.com/buildinganddecor, http://www.twitter.com/buildingdecor and https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/10172797/