abe® CEM-blanc is a general purpose white Portland cement, specially manufactured to
provide superior early strength with the added advantage of providing a wide range of
aesthetic and decorative opportunities due to its key features of whiteness, high strength
In addition to affording great design and colour versatility, abe® CEM-blanc complies fully
with the requirements specified in SANS 50197-1 for type CEM II 42.SN cement.
Echo reinforced hollow-core concrete slabs can be used for most types of buildings with short spans between load-bearing supports. Typical applications are residential – townhouses, clusters, new houses and house additions. The product is the preferred solution for affordable housing developments. Industrial and commercial application are also common, provided the spans do not exceed 6,8m between load-bearing supports. Echo slabs are also ideally suited in areas of heaving clay where suspended ground floors are required…
Set out in this brochure are several examples demonstrating the versatility and multi-purpose functionality of the prestressed hollow-core slabs. Applications covered include floors, security walls, reservoir roofs, retaining walls and warehouse walling, multi-storey floor applications to residential, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as suspended ground floor slabs in clay areas and a foundation system for social housing.
Known as ‘hybrid construction’ the use of precast floors, walls and structural components allows in-situ concrete and precast concrete elements to be manufactured off-site in controlled factory environments and delivered to the site as and when required.
Echo Floors’ newly launched operating section specially geared to the needs of the home-building market has come to the aid of an owner-builder who faced materials and labour supply problems when he chose a remote rural site for his new home.