FORMCAD, AN INNOVATIVE BUILDING SYSTEM is our innovative building system that uses an engineered...

FORMCAD, AN INNOVATIVE BUILDING SYSTEM is our innovative building system that uses an engineered framing
FORMCAD, AN INNOVATIVE BUILDING SYSTEM is our innovative building system that uses an engineered framing
FORMCAD, AN INNOVATIVE BUILDING SYSTEM is our innovative building system that uses an engineered framing
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  • FORMCAD, AN INNOVATIVE BUILDING SYSTEM

    Housing | Social Infrastructure | Industrial & Facilities | Building Products

  • Our team of innovative architects, drafters and engineers have an impressive record of designing for remote construction and geo-specific climatic conditions. Our approach begins with 3D modelling, designing and manufacturing the core steel framing system off-site to save time and increase efficiency and accuracy on site.

     DESIGN Technologically driven, Rhodes is always at the forefront of progress. FormCAD is our innovative building system that uses an engineered framing and forming system as a superior alternative to traditional concrete block work.

     TECHNOLOGY & MANUFACTURE FormCAD is an efficient system used to build concrete buildings. Light Gauge Steel (LGS) studs act as the core framing and is further strengthened using reinforcement bars. The form-work is created using form-ply and fixed into place using specialised spacer clips and brackets. With the help of vibrators, cement is pumped or poured into the 150mm wall cavity encapsulating the LGS frame, spaces and re-bar.

    BENEFITS OF A FORMCAD BUILDING SYSTEM

    • Speed: With the 50% of the structure done off-site, FormCAD is quick and efficient on-site • Compact: A complete house and fixtures including pre-fabricated wall frames can be packed in 2x 20" or

    1x40" containers and shipped directly to site. • Remote construction: FormCAD is not crane dependent and therefore resulting in optimum material

    handling efficiency. • Superior structural capacity: Using LGS as a core framing, ensures a consistent structural capacity. • Suitable for cyclonic/ seismic prone regions

    Value for Money|Strength|Efficiency|Durability

    A FASTER, SUPERIOR AND MORE SUSTAINABLE WAY TO BUILD

  • METHODOLOGY: FrameWork: The C-Profile (89x40mm)pre-designed LGS Framing is fixed onto a concrete slab followed by the specified structural fixings and services. FormWork: The Form-ply is secured into place using our bespoke spacer clips, specifically designed for a uniform and fast method to erect form-work

    Concrete: in conjunction with vibrators, concrete is poured into the 150mm wall cavity, encapsulating the LGS frame, spacers and re-bar.

    Finishing: A skim coat surface preparation covers any exposed spacer ends and is finished with paint.

     Site Preparation  Civil Engineering  Foundation

     Site Construction

    TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION

    FORMCAD CONSTRUCTION

    Overall Time and Cost 15-25%

     Design  Engineering  Permit & Approval

     Design  Engineering  Permit & Approval

     Site Preparation & Foundation

     Manufacturing Process  Site Installation

    1. 18mm Form-Ply 2. SB-001 Spacer 3. MB-002 Base & Top Clip

    1. 89x41mm LGS Stud 2. MB-002 Mid Clip 3. 10Ømm Reinforcing Bar

    1. MB-002 Base & Top Clip 2. SB-001 Spacer Clip 3. Anchor bolt for roof truss

    1. 18mm Form Ply 2. CB-002 Corner Bracket

    Light Gauge Steel Frame

    Spacer Clip

    Form- Ply Window & Door Frames

    150mm Concrete Wall

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    CORNER ASSEMBLYTOP ASSEMBLYMID ASSEMBLYBASE ASSEMBLY

  • Superior Construction

    Light Steel Framing System FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS

     LIGHT STEEL FRAMING SYSTEM Using highly advanced software, cold rolled steel framing is engineered and cut to size. This system ensures that a major part of the construction process is completed on the factory floor. It is perfect for remote sites where construction needs to be flexible to site conditions.

     FLAT PACK SYSTEM Building materials are flat packed into a compact stack and a complete house can fit in one 40" container and transported directly to site.

     SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION Not only is the FormCad system quicker it is also has a superior structural capacity. It has an optimal materials handling efficiency as it is not crane dependent.

    We are a technologically driven company. Contemporary and creative, Rhodes’ FormCAD system uses prefabricated and modular components to create superior multi-storey concrete buildings. Our flexible systems ensure high quality outcomes, whilst maintaining simplicity and buildability.

    Flat Pack System