EchoStone Nigeria is a better solution.
EchoStone Nigeria provides an innovative housing system developed specifically to address large-scale housing shortages by providing proprietary and state-of-the-art construction technology and processes. As such, EchoStone Nigeria has partnered with the Lagos State Government and the National Mortgage Refinance Committee (NMRC) to begin construction of 20,000 houses under the Lagos Affordable Public Housing (LAPH) initiative. The unique EchoStone Construction System is a combination of the Industrialization of Labor meeting Technology.
EchoStone Housing System Advantages
1) Innovative Technology
The EchoStone 625 Machine is a mobile, computerized, in-situ “concrete-factory-on-wheels” that produces high-quality, consistent, and continuous monolithic pours (not batch) on location in almost any environment. The Machine can produce, depending on density, concrete at a rate equivalent to that of five standard concrete trucks, or 25m3 per hour, and has the capacity to deliver concrete continuously and consistently over 60 meters vertically and 200 meters horizontally. Walls are constructed using customizable, lightweight (gender neutral), easy-to-use, and reusable panel Formwork replacing the use of steel, aluminum, plywood, and cement blocks. No heavy lifting equipment is required for operation.
2) Rapid, Scalable, Consistent, and Sustainable Design and Construction
The use of EchoStone’s cutting-edge 625 Machine in conjunction with the Formwork and the Jobsite Operations Plan has enabled EchoStone to develop and initiate a better and more efficient approach to design and construction from site planning and preparation through finishing. EchoStone’s innovative approach utilizes lean design and construction concepts, value engineering, and procurement solutions to allow for rapid, scalable, consistent, and vertically-capable construction.
EchoStone reduces the traditional housing construction production cycle time from between two and four months to 16 days based on a 64m2 unit. By utilizing three 625 Machines in conjunction with 32 sets of Formwork, the EchoStone System produces 64m2 houses at a rate of eight per day.
The EchoStone System scales rapidly and efficiently based on a precise System formula that considers inputs for technology, materials, and manpower.
Concrete produced by the 625 Machine is mixed according to preset density requirements for slabs and walls.
The EchoStone System yields an embodied carbon savings of 40% versus traditional construction methods.