There are several factors which make the Acuform Building System cost effective against traditional and indigenous forms of construction:
Factory Production and Quality
The Acuform system is more akin to a manufacturing / production line system and therefore requires less skilled manpower per unit constructed than traditional construction methods.
The early enclosure of the building means that the construction works are less affected by weather.
The speed of the system brings about indirect economies as outlined in this document and obviates the need for “wet” trades, principally wall renders and plasters reducing the cost of finishing trades.
The incorporation of electrical conduiting reduces the cost of electrical installation and installation of void formers for plumbing services reduces the necessity for chasing of walls.
Finishing and Fitting Out
The requirement for these works to match the speed of wall erection ensures faster finishing and fitting out for the completed construction.
Vertical battery casting uses labour more efficiently than conventional precasting.
Acuform factories can be easily and quickly established near project sites, which means transport costs can be reduced and “JIT” deliveries are easier to make.
Acuform panels are smooth finished so no plaster or render is required to obtain a smooth wall finish as with conventional building techniques.
Reduced waste due to the mechanisation process and the exact siting of service locations, apertures etc.
Acuform wall panels do the job of building frames such as columns and beams. Conventional walls in multi–storey buildings are designed as infill panels within a framed structure because of their low strength properties: they need a frame while Acuform structures do not.