Moladi, a global leader specialising in a reusable plastic formwork for use in construction of affordable and low cost housing projects, mainly in third world countries, is partnering with iLima Digital Foundary to pioneer alternative construction technologies and alternative business models for affordable housing in South Africa.
iLima’s new Africa Construction Innovation Platform (ACIP) and Smart Building Advisor (SBA) will facilitate South African construction enterprises and further develop ACIP skills in Africa. This technology aims to accelerate the building of safe, high quality, sustainable, affordable homes for the people of South Africa.
"The ACIP digital platform is an excellent digital tool to make the capabilities and advantages of the Moladi construction system known to general and targeted audiences in the construction world, including the design community, construction community, and operate community’, says Hennie Botes, President of Moladi.
Botes further underlines “Moladi empowers people to help themselves”. The Moladi monolithic cast house system has succeeded in producing durable structures of quality in the shortest period of time - a house a day per mould.
According to a McKinsey report of June 2020, disruptive change is coming to the current highly fragmented construction industry, and it will affect every segment of the value chain.
The construction ecosystem of the future will transform into an industrialised construction process with a more integrated and standardised product-based vs current project-based process. Structures will be tagged as products and will be manufactured on and off-site by branded product houses specializing in certain end-user segments. The complete value chain will be consolidated, both vertically by delayering as well as horizontally, with increased focus on digitalisation and data-driven products and services.
“The need for affordable housing in Africa is huge”, says Karsten Popp, iLima CEO, “fragmented traditional construction processes and eco-systems just cannot cope.”
Africa can be the first to adopt the integrated industrialized construction ecosystem as proposed by the June McKinsey report. The partnership between iLima ACIP AI-Construction Platform and Moladi advanced formwork is a pragmatic leap forward in making this a reality. “A HOME FOR ANYONE, AND EVERYONE IN A HOME”
iLima Digital Foundary is an Independent company based in Johannesburg and San Francisco, disrupting the current construction process by harnessing big data and industrialized construction technologies to accelerate the construction of affordable housing for Africa. This will be achieved through our unique AI-driven Construction Innovation Platform (ACIP) matching producers and users across the complete building lifecycle, enabling the building of affordable housing cheaper, faster with more quality and sustainability. Everything Africa ready.