Successful World First at South East Construction Expo 2019

The Xella Silka Element Challenge

2019 saw the South East Construction Expo deliver a world first construction demonstration: A one-bedroom apartment block was built in just under six hours (5 hours, 55 minutes and 7 seconds to be precise!) during the Xella Silka Element Challenge. 

Over 2,500 delegates attended the second year of the Expo, where 120 companies in the construction industry exhibited the latest technology, ideas and expertise and dozens of workshops and presentations were held on key topics for the industry.

Masonry Frame Systems (MFS), specialist masonry frame practitioners, worked against the clock, constructing all the structural walls of the apartment, showing just how impressive the latest technology in Xella Silka large-format masonry blocks is, using Lissmac mini-cranes to lay each block in about six minutes.

See for yourself in this timelapse video: 

Video by SWL Security. 

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