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Happy New Year - 2017

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Happy New Year - 2017 - moladi

Model T of mass housing

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The Model T of mass housing - moladiThe mass production techniques Henry Ford championed in the automotive industry, lean production and lean assembly, is what our CEO, Hennie Botes is focused on implementing in affordable mass housing in order to eliminate waste, speed up production resulting in cost reduction moladi - Mass Housing Construction System Mr Hennie Botes, CEO of moladi, talks about solving the housing problem in developing countries and helping relieving poverty, through the use of a reusable, recyclable and lightweight plastic formwork mold. moladi approaches building construction as a "Production Line" similar to that of the automotive industry. "One of the important principles under a lean production paradigm is termed "lean assembly". This refers to simplifying the process of assembly through industrialisation, modularisations, standardisation, and continuous flow processes. The reduction of operations required for a product…

Hennie Botes Emily Ahearn 1999

Hennie Botes -  Interview - Emily Ahearn 1999 Emily Ahearn SP.746 March 31, 1999 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology New Building Materials Provide Low Cost Housing in South Africa Affordable housing is coming to South Africa in the form of a new building technology created by Moladi Construction Technology. The technique was developed by Hennie Botes, founder of the South Africa-based company. The process starts with an injection molded plastic formwork used to construct walls. The large, wall-sized sheets can be arranged to form a house of any size and design desired. The formwork is then filled with a mixture of local river sand, cement, water, and a harmless admixture. When the plastic formwork is removed, the walls can be painted and a roof erected to complete the house, the entire process taking only a matter of days. "Traditional building methods cannot possibly hope to meet the demand [for low cost housing] promptly without forfeiting qu…

Housing the base of the pyramid

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Housing the base of the pyramid
  The key success factor of moladi as a global technology impacting society is due to a simple principal - Frugal Innovation - Frugal innovation or frugalengineering is the process of reducing the complexity and cost of a product and its production.  Read more - Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different resultsHousing the base of the pyramid - Bottom of the pyramidReducing cost of housing construction moladi - BOP Rental - Base of the Pyramid Rental Rooms The real mass market for millions of homeless people all over the world 16m² - 20m² - 25m² or 30m² room - From USD $1500 to produce a unit in a day - Employing unemployed local unskilled labour Dignity for the excluded - Housing the base of the pyramid

Dignity for the excluded - The base of the pyramid

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Dignity for the excluded - The base of the pyramid 

 


Low cost house building ideas

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Low cost house building ideas
 Low cost house building ideas - Affordable Housing