Companies partner for housing concept in Brazil

01 November 2011 21:36  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Global Housing, DuPont and Braskem have signed a partnership to use a new technology for residential and commercial housing, presented as the House of Concrete PVC, using speedy industrial scale production, the companies said on Tuesday.

Different types of buildings, from the simplest houses to hospitals, day care centers, schools, community centers and warehouses, can be built with the new technology, which includes reduced use of wood and water and minimum material waste, according to the companies.

A house can be built in one week with the system, compared to 90 days with traditional methods, and will display properties such as durability, resistance to fungus and bacteria, ease of cleaning and low maintenance.

No specialised labour is required for construction, which observes sustainability standards on waste, reduced water and energy consumption, and high productivity when compared with conventional methods, the companies said.

The system developed by Global Housing with technology from DuPont and Braskem, has been approved by the Caixa Economica Federal, a federal bank in Brazil, for the construction of 1,000 houses throughout the country, according to the companies.

This was the first step to obtain confirmation for the “My House, My Life” government program to provide home ownership to a broader sector of the Brazilian population.

Global Housing International, based in Brazil, offers construction systems and solutions using concrete and PVC and has concluded projects throughout Brazil.

Braskem, based in Brazil, is a producer of thermoplastic resins and basic chemicals.

DuPont, based in the US, offers products and services for agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

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By: Ron Coifman
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