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Maximising Efficiency and Sustainability in Construction Projects with FIREFLY Batt Concrete Protection System

18 June 2024

In a recent analysis of our FIREFLY Batt Concrete Protection System, significant benefits have been identified, revolutionising construction projects across the industry. By incorporating our system, projects can enjoy a range of advantages that not only enhance efficiency but also promote sustainability.

Key Findings
  • Reduction in Member Size Experience a 6-9% decrease in member size, optimizing construction design and structural requirements.
  • Mass of Concrete Reduction Benefit from a 7.7% decrease in the mass of concrete used, leading to lighter constructions and improved load-bearing capabilities.
  • Reinforcement Reduction Achieve up to 28% reduction in reinforcement needs, streamlining construction processes and reducing material expenses.
Implications for Similar Construction Projects
  • Lighter Construction Witness a reduction in footings and other permanent load-related elements, translating to minimized construction costs.
  • Reduced Carbon Footprint Embrace sustainability with a 300,000 kg CO2 reduction in construction emissions.
  • Upgrading/Change of Use for Existing Buildings Address the need for repurposing existing structures, ensuring compliance with fire-resistant requirements and building classification standards.
Potential Benefits of Reduction of Concrete Thickness through Fire Protection

New Construction

  • Save on concrete costs for slabs, columns, and walls with reduced thickness requirements.
    Enhance sustainability with a lower carbon footprint and improved environmental impact.
    Reduce static loads, leading to more efficient structural designs and member sizing.

Change of Use/Retrofit

  • Facilitate seamless transitions in change of use scenarios, such as commercial/office to self-storage or heritage building renovations.
    Meet upgraded fire resistance requirements triggered by changes in building usage, ensuring compliance and safety measures are upheld.

Contact us to learn more about how our innovative system can enhance your construction efficiency and sustainability.

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