Ecowall Light weight Fire Rated DM Approved Partition

Ecowall

Ecowall is premium quality Dubai Municipality-approved partition wall system. Ecowall offers sustainable construction with the benefit of cost-efficiency and time-saving. Ecowall is Dubai Green Building Regulation Compliant with a minimum 4-hours Fire Rating at a thickness of 100 mm and Dubai Civil Defense Approved.

Ecowall at an application thickness of 100 mm combines the technical advantages of both drywalls and concrete walls: two heavy duty cement boards are casted in-situ on galvanized steel frame and filled with Perlite Lightweight Fire-Rated Concrete application using Gulf Perlite RS Pump mixing and pumping stations. Ecowall system is approved by Dubai Municipality to directly replace blockwork, lintels and plasters at all residential, commercial, villa, high-rise, mall, hotel, mixed-use projects for partition wall applications within the apartments, between the apartments and the corridors and at the inter-tenancy walls.

Ecowall Advantages

  • DUBAI MUNICIPALITY-APPROVED
  • ROBUST, DURABLE, SOLID CONCRETE WALL ON METAL FRAME
  • NON-COMBUSTIBLE CLASS A1/DIN 4102. POLYSTYRENE & FOAM COMBUSTIBLE CHEMICALS-FREE
  • FIRE PROOF min. 240-min at thickness of 100 mm
  • VERY LIGHTWEIGHT less than 1 KN/m²
  • ACOUSTIC INSULATING STC = 41/51/61 dB
  • THERMAL INSULATING K from 0.08 W/mK
  • SUSTAINABLE ECO-FRIENDLY, USER-FRIENDLY, LASTS-FOR-A-LIFETIME
  • 3 – 5 TIMES FASTER CONSTRUCTION THAN BLOCKWORK & PLASTERS
  • LESS THICKNESS ONLY 100 mm, OFFERS MORE SPACE TO END-USERS
  • PLASTER-FREE CLEAN SITE
  • WASTEAGE-FREE
  • SIGNIFICANTLY LESS MAN HOURS LESS HAZARDS, LESS MISTAKES
  • NO LIFTING NO PERMANENT SCAFFOLDING
  • EASY MEP INSTALLATION & RELOCATION, NO CHIPPING
  • LESS LOGISTICS TO & WITHIN THE SITE
  • FLEXIBILITY ANY THICKNESS, ANY SHAPE CAN BE EASILY CASTED IN-SITU. NO CUTTING ON-SITE

Ecowall Dead Load

Ecowall type 1 - Dead Load (100 mm thick)

  • 2 X 9 mm thick HD Cement Boards X 13.41 Kg/m2 = 26.82 Kg/m2
  • 82 mm thick Perlite LW Fire-resistant Concrete Fill, dry density of max. 850 Kg/m3 = 69.7 Kg/m2
  • Galvanized frame vertical at every 400 mm and horizontal side beams at every 600 mm = max. 2 Kg/m2
  • Total 98.52 Kg/m2, thus max. 0.95 KN/m2

Ecowall type 2 - Dead Load (200 mm thick)

  • 2 X 12 mm thick HD Cement Boards X 18.75 Kg/m2 = 37.5 Kg/m2
  • 176 mm thick Perlite LW Fire-resistant Concrete Fill, dry density of max. 850 Kg/m3 = 149.6 Kg/m2
  • Galvanized frame vertical at every 400 mm and horizontal side beams at every 600 mm = max. 6 Kg/m2
  • Total 193.1 Kg/m2, thus max. 1.9 KN/m2

Dead load of 100 mm thick AAC blockworks and plasters

  • Blockwork: 550 Kg/m3 * 0.1 m = 55 Kg /m2 = 0.54 KN/m2
  • Plaster on 2 sides (2 + 2 cm) = 0.04 * 20 kN/m3 = 0.8 KN/m2
  • Allowance of mortar joints = 5 rows * 0.005 * 0.100 * 20 kN/m2 = 0.1 kN/m2
  • Allowance of lintels, beams, columns, etc. = 0.3 kN/m2
  • Total weight for 100 mm blockwork = 1.74 kN/m2

Dead load of 200 mm thick blockworks and plasters

  • Blockwork: 550 Kg/m3 * 0.2 m = 110 Kg /m2 = 1.09 KN/m2
  • Plaster on 2 sides (2 + 2 cm) = 0.04 * 20 kN/m3 = 0.8 KN/m2
  • Allowance of mortar joints = 5 rows * 0.005 * 0.200 * 20 kN/m2 = 0.2 kN/m2
  • Allowance of lintels, beams, columns, etc. = 0.6 kN/m2
  • Total weight for 100 mm blockwork = 2.69 kN/m2

Ecowall is lighter than AAC blockworks at all thicknesses.

  • EcoWall Technical-comparison vs. Hollow blockworks, AAC Blockworks:

Technical Properties

Technical Properties / Comparison Partition Systems 100 mm thick

EcoWall 100 mm thick

Hollow blockwork, lintels and plasters, 100 mm thick

AAC blockwork, lintels and plasters, 100 mm thick

Technical comparison

A. FIRE RATING

min. 4-hours

2-hours

2-hours

ecoWall offers 2-times more fire resistance

B. DEAD LOAD

0.95 KN/m2

3.9 KN/m2

1.74 KN/m2

ecoWall is 4-times lighter than blocks and 1.8 times lighter that AAC blocks, reducing dead loads and post-tensioned slabs deflection

C. THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

0.08 W/mK

1.6 W/mK

0.14 W/mK

EcoWall is 75% more thermal insulating that AAC blocks

D. QUALITY

     

ecoWall surface quality is superior to all other systems

Surface flatness

flat, ready to paint

plaster, undulations

plaster, undulations

Surface quality

hard, heavy duty cement board, 9-12 mm thick

medium, plaster (low strength)

medium, plaster (low strength)

Structural stability of the system

excellent, GI metal studs

good

medium

Risk of cracks

Low

medium, plasters

medium, plasters

E. SUSTAINABILITY CHARACTERISTICS

     

ecoWall is sustainable wall, that lasts-for-a-lifetime, user –friendly, inorganic, non-combustible, that protects MEP installations from corrosion

Insulating material

perlite: non-combustible, 100% natural, sustainable, lasts-for-a-lifetime

No insulation

foam, non-sustainable chemical

Deterioration with time

no

no

yes

Affected by bacteria / fungi

no

no

yes

Corrosion of MEP installations

no

no

yes

Combustibility

no

yes

yes

F. EASE OF APPLICATION

     

ecoWall significantly reduces construction costs and times:

  • use of crane
  • logistics
  • shifting, lifting
  • MEP chipping, application and relocation
  • scaffolding
  • waste containers
  • lintels
  • modifications
  • openings
  • stucco on plasters

Plasters required

no

yes

yes

Application speed

very fast

very slow

slow

Site cleaning

not required

3-times: post-blockworks, post MEP, post-plasters

3-times: post-blockworks, post MEP, post-plasters

MEP installation / relocation

quick & easy

difficult (chipping)

difficult (chipping)

Labor intensive works/hazards/mistakes

no

yes

yes

Permanent scaffolding required

no

yes

yes

Lifting demand

no, only the boards on pallets (max. 17 Kgs each)

yes: blocks weight 238 Kg/m2

yes

Cutting materials on-site

minimal

yes

yes

Wastage disposal

minimal – 1%

5 - 15% of materials

5 - 15% of materials

Logistic, material shifting in-situ

minimal

difficult

difficult

Lintels required

No

Yes

Yes

Ease of future changes, Architectural flexibility

easy

difficult

difficult


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