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    Re-imagining Construction Techniques
    Xrbia's construction technology is based on a hybrid of steel framing and concrete form work that produces these homes at a low cost within short time frames, reducing the build time to just six months. 90% of the building's structure is built in a factory and shipped to site. Therefore our wastage is less than 1% compared to 30% for conventional techniques. Because our construction technology does not use concrete on floors or roofs, the structural weight of the building is very low, leading to lighter foundations.

    The versatility of steel gives producers the freedom to convert designs to products in an exact, predictable fashion. Strategies such as low wall-to-floor designs, new materials, supply chain and operational dynamics aim first to reduce time and working capital cycles, rather than focus on costs alone.

    Green

    • Lower concrete consumption
    • Eliminates bricks
    • Earthquake resistant
    • Flood, rodent, fire resistant

    Low Cost

    • 20% lower material consumption
    • Smarter space utilization, 20% savings
    • Savings across electrical and plumbing design
    • Use of local materials

    Speed

    • 3 times faster, 4 level buildings in 90 days
    • Technology suitable to industrialization

    Environmental benefits of the techniques include:

    • The elimination of bricks substantially reduces the carbon dioxide generated due to the burning of coal or firewood in kilns
    • Brick producers deplete rich top soil in the manufacturing of brick
    • Wood is completely eliminated in the building process
    • The technique requires no skilled workers, thereby enabling local workmen to execute construction. This eliminates the need for large immigration of labour groups across geographies
    • The quantity of cement used in this process is 50% below conventional technologies
    • The homes are more robust in terms of earthquake, fire, flood and rodent resistance
    • The design life of these homes is over 100 years and need lower maintenance than conventional constructions
    • The thermal conductivity of these homes is half that of conventional homes due to the inherent insulation qualities, thereby saving energy for cooling or heating