Vela SBS has developed a modular building solution (MBS) for permanent residential buildings throughout Africa, ideal for housing your mining workforce on-site and in comfort.
Vela's modular building system is based on the structurally insulated panel (SIP) system that is used extensively throughout the US, Canada and Europe.
However, Vela has adapted the SIP system to suit the harsh African conditions and the result is a solid-walled building system that can be flat-packed, transported long distances, easily handled on site and erected quickly.
Vela's modular building panels are sandwich panels comprising of high density polyurethane foam between two sheaths of fire rated board with structural splines of high tensile steel.
External panels are typically 1.2m wide x 2.4m/2.7m high x 110mm thick. The modular building system is ideally suited to any of following applications:
In remote areas such mining sites, raw materials like bricks and cement can prove difficult to gather in quantities large enough to construct accommodation.
However, your miners will need somewhere to recover and the modular building system can provide housing at a competitive price, without the need for significant previous construction experience.
MBS' interlocking building panels provide the following benefits:
Once erected, the panels are skim plastered, giving the house a conventional look and feel with all of the benefits of a structurally insulated panel.
The strength of the SIPs construction system becomes apparent once the monolithic shell of the construction is complete, with each panel rigidly secured to adjoining panels and sharing stresses and loads. Some of the structural advantages of using SIPs include:
As well as being structurally sound, the SIPs system offers financial benefits. The system can save you money in the following ways:
Vela SBS offers on-site or in-house training to competent builders to help you get your mine site ready to welcome workers.
An accredited member of SASFA and an approved profiler and manufacturer, Vela's MBS system complies with South African, US and UK building standards.
Vela SBS also manufactures roof trusses, lightweight steel walling systems and temporary housing systems.