Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC)

Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC)

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 Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC), 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 Singapore, real estate demand and the availability and relative costs of skilled construction labor is making the PPVC 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 PPVC 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 PPVC, the following are extensive project references in prefabricated unit or the Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric 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
Singapore The Wisteria Residence 9 storey condominium at Yishun Avenue 4 / Yishun Ring Road PROMATECT®-H board
PROMASEAL®IBS
PROMASEAL®A Sealant
Ceiling, bathroom walls, steel protection and fire stopping
Singapore Gurkha cantonment staff housing at Upper Aljunied Rd PROMASTOP® Conduit Collar Fire stopping
Singapore Workers' Dormitory and Ancillary Facilities at Buroh Lane PROMATECT®-H board Steel protection
Singapore NTUC Health Nursing Home at Tampines Street 22 PROMATECT®-H board
PROMASEAL®IBS
PROMASEAL®A Sealant
Ceiling, partition and steel protection
Singapore Tampines North Primary School at Tampines Street 61 PROMATECT®-H board
PROMASEAL®IBS
PROMASEAL®A Sealant
Ceiling, partition steel protection and fire stopping
Singapore Adult Disability Home & Day Activity Centre at Pasir Ris Street 21 PROMATECT®-H board
PROMASEAL®IBS
PROMASEAL®A Sealant
Ceiling, partition, steel protection and fire stopping
Singapore Connect@Changi Temporary 2-storey Isolation Facilities cum Business Centre at Expo Changi PROMATECT®-H board
PROMASEAL®IBS
PROMASEAL®A Sealant
Ceiling, steel protection and fire stopping

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