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Friday, 17 February 2017 18:00

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results

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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results moladi - Formwork Building System

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein.

The "Horse & Carriage" industry was becoming too slow and cumbersome getting people from A to B compared to the "Model T" - The "Model T" has "destroyed the "Horse & Carriage"  industry due to it's shortcomings and inherent drawbacks. 

This process is called "Creative Destruction" or "Disruptive Innovation" - Embracing the new and letting go of the old.

Disruptive Innovation moladi

Why train blacksmiths when mechanics are needed?

ModelT horse carraige

Advantages of the technology persuaded the customer to "let go" of the old and "embrace" the new 

 

By training more blacksmiths the problems of the "Horse & Carriage" industry would still not be solved...the shortcomings lay with the horse's ability

 

BlackSmith Mechanic

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

We need "Radical Change" - "Creative Destruction" - "Disruptive Innovation" to solve the problems - Not the same old same old....

moladi creative destruction

Henry ford faster horses

The need to train "mechanics" - The need to think ahead - The need to plan ahead - The need to improve on the old - The need to let go of the "Horse & Carriage" and the "blacksmith" - Upgrade to the "Model T" 

Simple question - Will the housing backlog be solved with the product and process that has created the shortage?

Reminder - “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein 

 

Brick and Mortar - Masonry

brick evolution

For more than 3,500 years bricks have been produced in a mould - When the bricks are de-moulded, some of them break. When the bricks are stacked to be fired, some of them break. When the bricks are unpacked from the stack, some of them break. When the bricks are loaded on to the truck, some of them break. When the bricks are transport to site, some of them break, When the bricks are offloaded, some of them break, When the bricks are wheelbarrowed to the bricklayer, some of them break. When the bricks are packed onto the scaffold, some of them break. When the bricklayer does beam filling, he breaks a brick to make it fit. Not really a "optimized" production process taking into consideration breakages along the way. Not to mention the stock theft on site.

 “If you can measure it, you can manage it.”

By producing more bricks or blocks the problems of the "Horse & Carriage" industry would still not be solved...The bottleneck lies with the shortage of skilled artisans or bricklayers - not producing more bricks or blocks with expensive machines 

Mass Production blocks

In the delivery of affordable homes the production is governed by the capacity of people or skilled artisans or bricklayers to lay bricks. Then the wall is handed over to skilled artisans or plasterers This phase is where the bottleneck of production lies.

 

Artisan bricklayer

"A plasterer is a tradesman who works with plaster, such as forming a layer of plaster on an interior wall or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls. The process of creating plasterwork, called plastering, has been used in building construction for centuries."

 

The moladi plastic mould becomes the "brick plant" that produces an insitu monolithic reinforced structure on site (one big brick) in a day - Speed reduces cost - No waste - No skills - same material as the foundation without stone (mortar) Less logistics to manage - The "Model T" of housing 

 

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moladi mould

The moladi "Mould" - Instead of moulding a brick in a mould - We mould the walls of a house - No plaster - No chasing for electrical conduit or water pipes - No beam filling - No lintels - No waste - No rework - Accurate - "Produced" cost a known - Like measuring water in a glass... 

 

“If you can measure it, you can manage it.”

 

Fill the formwork in two hours with a river sand cement mortar mixture - Not dense concrete No stone - Thermal - moladi mortar design

moladi pour bucket

 

 No skills required to "produce" the "brick" or to lay the "brick" - The walls are cast employing unskilled local labour

 

mould filled artisan

 

The following day the moladi plastic formwork or the "mould" can be stripped and re-erected on the next foundation - The formwork can be reused 50 times

Disruptive innovation

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 Multi storey applications

Double Storey

Housing the BOP moladi

For more information - Visit www.moladi.co.za 

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