With the increasing demand for quick to assemble, affordable housing in developing countries and natural disaster zones, ICI’s innovative Prefabricated Modular Housing system fills the void with a simple, structurally sound, energy efficient and sustainable building product.
A key component of ICI’s composite panels is their unique thermoplastic fibre reinforced composite skin material. This skin, owned and manufactured exclusively by ICI, forms the outer layer of the panels and offers unmatched durability and strength to these lightweight panels. The special manufacturing process ensures the bonds between the fibres and thermoplastic material are nearly impenetrable. Impact resistant, impervious to water and made with 100% recyclable materials, the thermoplastic fibre reinforced composite skin material gives ICI’s Structure-Lite panels their incredible durability and versatility. Unlike most fibre-reinforced materials, the thermoplastic skin can also be formed into various shapes, making it ideal to use in the transportation and marine industries.
Their exclusive SIP (Structural Insulated Panel)system allows for virtually unlimited design possibilities, ranging from simple emergency shelters to expansive family homes. Their incredible energy efficient systems are also ideal for use in a wide range of climates and conditions around the globe. ICI is in a prime position to meet the demands of the sustainable housing market and respond to natural disasters faster than any other manufactured housing supplier as their prefab modular homes can be assembled in hours or days as opposed to months. Once in place, ICI’s SIPs are resistant to a variety of debilitating conditions that have been proven to be the downfall of other conventionally constructed, prefabricated and manufactured panel homes.
Simply put, ICI’s remarkable Prefabricated Modular Housing system can provide quick relief for thousands of families needing a sustainable building solution in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of traditional housing solutions on the market today.“Note – ICI is currently focusing our full manufacturing strength on high volume, mass market manufacturing of housing, and composite panels, we do not provide individual homes for one-off projects”
How is this possible?
Using ICI’s patented prefabricated modular assembly system, these houses can adapt in design to fit whatever need required of them in the world. Each of the durable EcoScape panels are highly insulated and provide an outstanding R-Value that allows them to be utilized in various weather conditions ranging from sub-zero temperatures to scorching desert climates.
The panels impact resistant facings also make them an ideal product for use in locations prone to hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes. Once delivered on site, general labourers can quickly assemble the lightweight SIPs without the need for special tools or skilled tradesman. Fastened together using a proprietary connection system and stainless steel screws, the panels are designed for easy disassembly and reassembly at another location if required with no degradation to performance. This system provides an extremely well constructed manufactured prefabricated modular home without the high costs associated with traditional housing systems.
How versatile is this system?
ICI’s Prefabricated Modular Housing can be used almost anywhere in the world. Whether used as short term or long term emergency shelter, or as affordable permanent housing, their system easily adapts to local requirements and provides near instantaneous relief for those in need. Sixteen 8’ x 16’ shelters can be shipped in a 40’ container and each unit can be assembled on site in an hour, requiring only a screwdriver for assembly. A 1,500 square foot house can typically be assembled in a weekend! The quick construction of ICI’s EcoScape Prefabricated Modular Homes is unmatched by any other system currently available, most of which require skilled labour for assembly.
Fully built EcoScape shelters and/or a few function modular houses can usually be set up by a group of general labourers in a week, a process that would normally take months and a large crew with various skill sets for traditional structures.
ICI’s SIP structures are constructed of extremely durable glass reinforced polypropylene facings that are consolidated with a structural framework and a highlyinsulated foam core. This unique composition makes ICI’s system extremely durable when compared to conventional construction materials such as wood, plastics or steel.
ICI’s panels will not rot, rust, decay, absorb water, swell, warp or delaminate. In addition they are moisture, mold and mildew resistant, insect resistant, impact resistant, and UV resistant, all while being more affordable compared to other building materials.
How durable are these Prefabricated Modular Homes?
ICI’s prefabricated modular housing system is the perfect sustainable solution to the housing shortages present in today’s world. With a cost effective, durable and quick and easy to assemble system that efficiently and effectively addresses the harsh climates of many diverse locations, ICI’s SIP system often proves to be the ideal housing solution in many developing countries whose population is quickly exceeding available resources.
ICI’s housing systems is also an excellent solution for short term or long term emergency shelter and relief housing. This innovation is only one part of ICI’s diverse product line but proves to be one of the most popular in use today.