Factory - finishing line

Factory - finishing line

Fit out of sanware and brassware on production line

Delivery of bathroom pods

Delivery of bathroom pods

Interlink with 8 bathroom pods being offloaded at site

Lifting bathroom pods from basement

Lifting bathroom pods from basement

Craning bathroom pods from basement up to the floor

Craning pod up to floor

Craning pod up to floor

Bathroom pod in lifting cage

Pod approaching docking station

Pod approaching docking station

Pod being positioned on edge of slab

Pod docked on edge of slab

Pod docked on edge of slab

Cage tied into position so that pod can be wheeled onto floor

Wheeling pod from cage onto floor

Wheeling pod from cage onto floor

Pod being pulled from cage onto floor

Positioning pod

Positioning pod

Positioning pod near service duct on floor

Pods positioned

Pods positioned

Pods positioned on floor to create the passage

Pods aligned on floor

Pods aligned on floor

Pods ready for connections to main water supply and electrical reticulation

Pod from room side

Pod from room side

Pod ready to be built into room

Pod in room

Pod in room

Pod once it is built into the room with adjacent joinery

Interior of pod

Interior of pod

Interior of pod with tiling, sanware, brassware, glass and door

External elevation of building

External elevation of building

Building from Main Road on NE corner

Obz Square, Cape Town  (2011)

871 modular bathroom pods

Brief

Design, manufacture, deliver and install 871 robust bathroom modules that will handle the rigors of a student residence and only require negligible maintenance for 30 years.

 

Why was modular used?

The client approved the modular bathrooms based on the superior finished quality while the main contractor adopted the methodology due to the limited floor space in the bathroom that would restrict the access of multiple trades on site which in turn would increase the risk of project delays to an unacceptable level.  Manufacturing the modules off-site alleviated this program risk.

 

Key features

  • full custom bent, puched and welded stainless steel structure

  • creation of a wet room with a bunded step-up floor and falls in the floor towards the shower drain

  • fully waterproofed on all walls

  • fire and acoustic performance per the required SANS standards

  • architectural sign off of each unit in the factory prior to delivery that enabled works completion to be fast tracked on site

  • superior quality, especially in tiling (mitre joints on 2 of the walls that were splayed at 45 degrees), silicone work and aluminium work on doors  

  • factory finish included: plumbing and electrical reticulation, waterproofing, tiling, aluminium doors, sanware, brassware

 

 

Does modular constuction cost less?

How does modular assist a green rating?

How does off-site manufacture improve quality?

 

In the news

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architect & Builder       UCT Monday Paper

March/April 2012          30 November 2011

 

 

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