RapidPanel™ Slab

RapidPanel™ Slab

The shuttering, casting and curing of typical RCC roofing slabs is one of the largest users of time and resources in residential construction.At WorldHaus, we utilize the world-famous Covintec® construction system of cast in-situ pre-fabricated panels that allow construction teams to install and cast floor slabs and load-bearing roof in a fraction of the time of traditional systems. The construction system is highly appreciated and accepted across the world, here are 7 reasons you should build your slabs / roof with WorldHaus RapidPanels™ system:

1. Strength: RapidPanels™ are composed of a three-dimensional structure of high-strength steel and thermal insulation, which is then installed with M20 / M25 Grade concrete. The resulting roof and floor slabs have a bearing capacity of up to 500 - 600 kg/m2 – depending on the span - typically double the strength of typical 5” RCC slabs using only 60% of the concrete.

2. Speed: RapidPanels™ are lightweight and can be carried and installed by two semi-skilled labourers.  With no shuttering or formwork required, RapidPanels™ radically increase construction speed and decreases labor man-hours.  

3. Comfort: Insulation within the RapidPanels™ provides internal temperature reductions of up to 8°C compared to typical construction, reducing energy use on cooling and increasing comfort.

4. Aesthetics: Most importantly, homes build with RapidPanels™ have the look and feel of RCC construction, giving families the pride of owning a beautiful Indian home that they can have for life.

5. Longevity – Floor slabs built with RapidPanels™ consist of three materials that don’t deteriorate over time – concrete, steel, and polystyrene. 

6. Seismic Proof : Homes built with RapidPanels™ are seismic proof.  This also makes them structurally resistant to hurricane force winds.

7. Affordable: Even after using high strength steel along with a long list of beneficial characters listed above we are still affordable. With 30% reductions in labor time and 35% reduction in concrete and steel make slabs built with RapidPanels™ more efficient than traditional construction. By keeping building weight to a minimum, RapidPanels™ also allow foundation and structural frames to be designed optimally.

Technology Comparison

 

RapidPanel™ Slab

Conventional Construction

RCC Frame

Optional (Not required till G+3)

Required

Seismic

Seismic resistant due to lesser weight and distributive load structure.

Need to be designed to be Seismic Proof

Carpet Area

6-7% increase

Standard

Constructability

Semi-skilled labor

Skilled labor

Floor/Roof Capacity (for 5”)

500 to 600 kg/m2

Typically 300 kg/m2

Wall Bearing Capacity

Up to 7,500 kg/m

None – RCC frame carries load

Building Weight

Very lightweight

Standard

Services

  Embedded in structure & concealed

Added after construction by separate trade

Disaster Resistance

Designed per Indian NBC

Depends on contractor

Weather Resistance

Fully weather sealed

Depends on contractor