20 December 2009|
In the wake of the completion of the state of the art Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth recently - the first stadium to be completed - another 21st century construction technology is being launched in the city â€“ this time in the housing sector. Imison, a Gauteng headquartered construction technology company recently launched an exciting new residential complex close to Port Elizabeth.
The company has developed a new housing technology and delivery system that puts South Africa in line with the most advanced systems in the world and also holds the international patent on this technology. Imison says that its technology can do for the housing market what cellphones have done for the communications market by introducing technology that is faster, smarter and stronger.
The aptly named New Horizon Village is Imisonâ€™s first on a large scale in the Eastern Cape. New Horizon Village is situated on a 110 hectare property on Cape Road in Parsons Vlei.
Imisonâ„˘ uses ready to assemble, prefabricated Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) panels that have steel columns running through the panels. These panels are then plastered with a super strength, spray-on industrial plaster called Fibrecoteâ„˘.
The system has several certifications and is also fully bonded (financed) by the banking sector in South Africa â€“ there can hardly be a greater stamp of approval. The main benefits include - construction in a quarter to a third of regular time, superior thermal (temperature) transfer control, complete insulation against rain penetration, 67 percent higher efficiency and stronger than brick/mortar walls. Cracking, damp, high cost and poor thermal insulation associated with brick/mortar construction is eliminated in Imisonâ€™s technology.
Such advanced technology normally comes at a highly inflated cost, but Imison managed to offer the system with all-round savings. Imison offers turn-key solutions as both a technology supplier and contractor, but also supplies the construction sector with the technology to use in their projects. The company therefore considers itself as a partner to all players in the housing sector. Enquiries regarding this project can be directed to, Renier Louw on 082 900 3040. Show houses can be visited at New Horizon Village and you can stay abreast of this and other Imisonâ„˘ developments at www.imison.com.