A wall construction product, branded Dincel, will be launched in Fiji with the first applications on Denarau Waters in both residential and Resort constructions to commence shortly.
The product has been in wide use in both Australia and New Zealand and usage has spread around the world.
The developers of the Denarau Waters integrated tourism resort are introducing many technological firsts and expect the Duncel system to quickly become the benchmark in wall construction in Fiji because of the many benefits it provides over existing construction methods.
The Australian walling manufacturer Dincel Construction System has been ranked as the fastest-growing APAC building product supply company as part of the Financial Times’ inaugural report for the region: FT1000 High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2018.
The Financial Times analysed the 2013-2016 economic growth performance of 10 million companies across 11 countries – in unlimited industry sectors – including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, and the Philippines.
It then ranked the top 1000 companies according to revenue percentage growth for report inclusion
Following 190 per cent revenue growth between 2013 and 2016 financial years, Dincel Construction System ranked:
- 1st as a building product supply company
- 7th fastest-growing as a construction-relevant company
- 231st overall, amongst 10 million companies over 11 countries
Dincel founder and chief executive officer Burak Dincel said his company did not seek inclusion in the report and that no fee is payable for inclusion.
“It came about because our business turns over more than $30 million per annum which triggers an Australian Government requirement to be audited by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC),” said Mr Dincel.
“Because our records are lodged with ASIC, that data is then externally available to parties such as the Financial Times, which requested us to participate.
“We’re extremely proud of these achievements and we’re looking to continue our growth in 2018.
“We have already expanded our sites, manufacturing facilities and staff, and have some very exciting new developments in the pipeline particularly for gas/oil, agricultural, civil, mining and multi-storey building structures.”
Dincel is a waterproof permanent polymer formwork which encapsulates concrete infill.
The stay-in-place polymer formwork provides an impervious membrane skin that protects the concrete from the exterior environment, hence eliminating concrete cancer.
This results in building structures achieving significantly extended building life.
Mr Dincel states that this extended life would not be less than 100 years.
Other important points about the Dincel polymer is that in the event of a fire; its smoke is non-toxic and there is no limitations for its use – including building facades and for the worst bushfire conditions.
The basic component is a lightweight, hollow, engineered polymer box with internal reinforcing that comes in four different profiles, each designed for use in the construction of different height buildings up to 60 storeys.
The external polymer skin provides a waterproof, crack and corrosion free structural walling solution.
The Dincel units are placed in position and locked together, reinforcing steel is placed, conduits for services are placed and concrete is poured into the structure forming what is in reality a reinforced concrete structure with finished external areas.
Where a beam is required across an open space, the Dincel units are placed on a surface supported by scaffolding, and concrete is poured in the same way.
When the scaffolding is removed there is a perfect concrete beam with external finishes.
The Dincel unit is available in a series of curved shapes so that contoured walls can be created as required by the plan without the need to build special curved forms.
All Dincel construction will meet the compression load specifications for buildings up to 60 storeys high.
The Dincel system can be used anywhere concrete block is usually considered but it is far superior in many ways.
The wall is erected using a “snap-lock” technology where each unit simply locks to the adjacent one to quickly create a wall formwork.
The individual units are very light and easily handled by workers at the site and safety and manoeuvrability are enhanced.
Because it is so easy to place the individual units and lock together to form the wall, 50 per cent savings on construction time can easily be achieved.
Because the external and internal surfaces of the finished wall are waterproof, and prevent mould and mildew forming, the walls don’t need render so a great deal of time and materials are saved.
The light weight of the Dincel unit also makes transport to the site easy.
The Dincel system needs less reinforcing steel than concrete blocks because the permanent formwork has its own structural strength, the internal design prevents air voids when concrete fill is poured and there is an internal crack control feature.
The finished walls are also fire resistant to Australian National Standards, and should a special effect be required the surfaces are easy to render to achieve the desired result.
Tiling on the external surfaces is also simple with, no additional preparation required.
Digicel’s best environmental practice approved PVC is free of heavy metal stabilisers and plasticisers and allows recycling during manufacturing, construction and end of lifecycle clean up with no need for special disposal practices..
The Dincel system has also been tested and approved by CSIRO for acoustic performance to provide the required level of quietness without the need for additional insulation and creates earthquake and cyclone proof buildings through ductile composite action, thus achieving greater safety for occupants than that offered by concrete block alone.
Concrete such as that used in the manufacture of concrete blocks is porous allowing moisture to penetrate the structure and corrode the steel reinforcement or cause blistering of the external surface.
The system is also available in a range of curved components which allow structures other than flat surfaces to utilise the product.
The waterproof external surfaces also allow the system to be utilised in the construction of water tanks, reservoirs and ponds.
The system is approved for the construction of load bearing walls up to 60 storeys high.
Dincel Wall was developed to meet the construction industry’s multiple building requirements and overcome the problems that can plague traditional building materials and systems – addressing material cost, speed-of-construction, compliance, defects and building longevity.
This article was originally published by the Fiji Sun newspaper on March 24, 2018.