Pakistan’s government is on a mission to improve health and education infrastructure with all urgency, and it is FRAMECAD technology that is helping them meet tight construction deadlines on schools and hospitals -- three times faster than they were four years ago.
“PEBI specialise in schools and hospitals, mainly two storey, and using our system helps them to produce quickly in order to deliver on tight government schedules,” says Henry Haddad, Sales Development Manager at FRAMECAD International FZE.
Sonia Saleem, executive director of the SE Group, believes that FRAMECAD has been a key factor in winning government tenders. “It is very new technology to Pakistan but people are seeing the results and it is certainly much quicker – from our experience, three times faster than normal construction. The manufacturing is so precise and wastage is minimal compared to other systems.”
Sonia says that FRAMECAD was chosen over other alternatives because “it was a complete solution that included design software, highly efficient machines, material supply, after sales services and support.”
Switching from the basic roll formers they were previously using to the new high tech FRAMECAD system was relatively straightforward, says Sonia. “It was simple. FRAMECAD training provides comprehensive knowledge about technology and designing, and we have very close contact with the team in Dubai.”
“Close collaboration with an international technology provider and technical support are very important for us. With FRAMECAD, after sales service has been very good. We have been getting a lot of support from them and they are helping us a lot. Other companies here would just sell you the machine and that’s it – there’s no support.”
Just about everywhere else in the world, steel framing is recognised for its many benefits. You can use low skilled workers to put it together and they can’t mess it up. It’s building by numbers – Meccano construction. Also, it’s ant and termite-proof.
The main challenge of this construction was the complexity of the veranda roof design with overhangs, different roof heights and the main roof structure which did not line up with the veranda roof.
The system is cost-effective, so budgets go further. Our clients can create more housing for the same money. And you do it in a much faster time, so you cut labour costs. You also save on delivery costs, because you can flat-pack a lot more steel trusses onto a truck. You’re scoring all the way.
It was the most practical solution to an urgent problem to get some facilities up and running as quickly and simply as possible. I sent the plans the next day and they immediately went ahead and built quite a number of these units in a very short space of time