Concrete has been widely used in our country’s building industry since the early 19th century. Unfortunately, concrete is a highly carbon intensive material. It is heavy to manoeuvre, has a tendency to sink and crack over time and it conducts cold into the home.
However, while it still holds many benefits, recent research and development, technological advancement and innovation have resulted in products which now offer more sustainable benefits.
A new alternative flooring solution for South Africa, is the Posi-Joist system, that’s ultimately more efficient and cost effective in some instances than traditional concrete. Already tried and tested in other markets in Europe, Australia and the USA, MiTek’s Posi-Joist system offers advantages not possible with concrete.
By combining the lightness of timber with the strength of Posi-Strut steel web, it offers a strong, light, and flexible system that is easy to install. Posi-Joist offers unrivalled design freedom, with easy access for installation and maintenance of services such as data cabling, plumbing, electrical services and MVHR systems in the floor. It also does not warp over time. Whether building a single unit or multi-home projects, the system will provide quality, longevity and safety.
Another major benefit is that it is fabricated off-site to measure to exact requirements. Once delivered to site, owing to its lightweight, construction is quick and easy.
The Posi-Joist system is a great way to meet the local building industry requirements for quicker, safer and more efficient construction methods in a sustainable and cost-effective way.
“The introduction of the Posi-Joist system across the country will offer carpenters from the housebuilding sector the opportunity to advance and grow their skills, making a valuable contribution to our local economy. MiTek will also be providing MiTek Pamir design software training for component manufacturers, enabling them to supply the construction industry,” comments Hennie Viljoen, MiTek’s marketing manager.
For more information on how you can use Posi-Joist in your next building project, contact MiTek: Tel: +27 (11) 237 8700 Website: www.mitek.co.za