Modular Integrated Construction

Modular Integrated Construction

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, pre-fabricated and/or prefabricated construction or sometime called Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), 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 Hong Kong, real estate demand and the availability and relative costs of skilled construction labor is making the Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) 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 Modular Integrated 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

As a global player design and supply of fire rated material for MiC, the following are extensive project references in prefabricated unit or the Modular Integrated Construction. One of philosophy of our company to make the 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
Hong Kong Innocell, Science Park PROMATECT®-H board Steel protection
Hong Kong Pat Heung Quarantine Centre PROMATECT®-H board Steel protection
Hong Kong Penny Bay Quarantine Centres Phase 1 to Phase 4 PROMATECT®-H board
PROMASEAL® Sealant
Cafco® SPRAYFILM WB3
Steel protection, ceiling and fire
stopping
Hong Kong Lee Yue Mun Quarantine Centre PROMATECT®-H board Steel protection, partition and ceiling
Hong Kong Lok Sin Tong Housing Scheme at Junction of Sung Wong Toi Road, To Kwa Wan Road PROMATECT®-H board
PROMASEAL® Sealant
Steel protection, ceiling and fire
stopping
Hong Kong

United Court Transitional Housing Project,
Kau Hui Road, Tung Tau, Yuen Long

PROMATECT®-H board
PROMASEAL® Sealant
Steel protection and fire stopping

 

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