Modular Construction

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As building costs rise, the construction sector has shifted to new materials and technologies that enhance design capabilities and productivity without compromising quality and performance. Traditional onsite building has made way for lightweight, modular and prefabricated construction, sometimes called Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), where sections of a building are manufactured offsite.

Pre-fabricated lightweight construction brings speed, efficiency and quality – key factors for an industry constantly looking at improving its productivity performance.

In Australia and New Zealand, real estate demand and the availability and relative costs of skilled construction labor is making the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) model attractive to developers. This industry shift has implications for fire safety as the nature of buildings comprised of pre-fabricated lightweight systems is such that the types of fire protection used for standard heavyweight buildings may not be suitable. Careful specification is required to ensure lightweight building systems deliver the required levels of fire protection in real fire conditions.

We take a closer look at fire-resistant elements, such as steel protection, walls, floors, ceilings and fire stopping, in Modern Methods of Construction and discuss the key considerations when specifying and detailing for effective fire protection.

Key Systems and Applications

Structural Steel Protection

Structural Steel Protection

  • Vermiculite spray
  • Intumescent coatings
  • Board encasement systems

Walls

Walls

  • External walls
  • Single skin barriers
  • Metal framed partitions

Floors and Ceilings

Floors and Ceilings

  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Mezzanine
  • Protected zones

Fire-stopping

Fire-stopping

  • Intumescents
  • Cementitious mortars
  • Firestop pillows
  • Fire-resistant collars for pipes
  • High density mineral wool
  • Sealants
  • Wraps

 


 

Reference Cases

Reference Cases

Our extensive project references for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in worldwide:

As a global player design and supply of fire rated material for MMC, the following are extensive project references in prefabricated unit or the Modern Methods of Construction. One of the driving philosophies of our company is to make the built environment more fire safe by sharing our knowledges and please feel free to come to us if you are interested in any the following.

Country Project Name Product Fire Rated System
Australia Pallara Secondary School Brisbane – 3 storey modular school building PROMATECT®-100,
Promat SYSTEMPANEL™ 2G,
Fire Collars & PROMASEAL®-A Sealant
Walls & steel protection, floor/ceiling system and fire stopping
Australia Bellbird School in Brisbane PROMATECT®-100,
Promat SYSTEMPANEL™ 2G,
Fire Collars & PROMASEAL®-A Sealant
Walls & steel protection, floor/ceiling system and fire stopping
Australia Mayfields Switchroom – Australia Wide PROMATECT®-100 Portable fire rated switchgear rooms for Mine Sites, Transport etc (Walls and ceilings)
Australia Mental Health Expansion – Northern Hospital, Melbourne Promat SYSTEMPANEL™ 2G,
PROMATECT®-100, PROMATECT®-250,
PROMASEAL® Fire Stopping Range
Floor/Ceiling, Structural Steel Protection and Fire Stopping
Australia Mental Health Expansion –
Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne
Promat SYSTEMPANEL™ 2G,
PROMATECT®-100, PROMATECT®-250,
PROMASEAL® Fire Stopping Range
Floor/Ceiling, Structural Steel Protection and Fire Stopping

 

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Technical Manual

Technical Manual

Promat Fire Protection Systems for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

Promat White Paper

Promat White Paper

All in the Details: Specifying Fire Protection for Pre-fabricated Lightweight Construction

Promat White Paper

Promat White Paper

Effective Fire Protection for Lightweight Floor and Ceilings Systems

Promat White Paper

Promat White Paper

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