Leaving the traditional casting method behind
Green Cast blocks are molding blocks for casting concrete which cut the building time for frame structures by 50%.
In a one-time pour of concrete, you get: the frame, insulation, and internal and external walls ready for finishing work.
In practice, this construction method, which meets European and Israeli standards, has existed for decades and has met increasing demand in many countries. The concrete mold is used to build internal and external walls, including load-bearing walls, in low-rise and high-rise construction, and in private and public construction.
The mold blocks
The molds are made of a mixture of recycled wood, cement and minerals and meet the dedicated European and Israeli Standard 2263.
The molds provide tremendous savings in heating/cooling energy and have an R = 2.94 maximal degree of thermal resistance.
The molds are lightweight, weighing about 10 kilograms per block, and thus contribute to rapid and precise construction.
Rapid and lightweight construction saves on professional manpower
A first, leveled row of molds/blocks is set in place. The following rows are quickly set without any bonding material. The horizontal and vertical reinforced iron rods are put in place in accordance with the building engineer’s instructions. After six rows are laid, concrete is poured at the same time for all six rows, for the entire circumference of the structure.
The various systems are incorporated as the frame is built. Instead of using traditional chiseling, slits in the block can be made with a wood saw in order to add piping and boxes. The walls are straight and ready for finishing. Cladding products such as plaster, drywall, dry or wet hanging stone, aluminum, etc. can be added. The mold blocks easily adhere to finishing materials.
Characteristics and advantages of molding blocks and the construction method
Use of GreenCast Block has a long list of advantages: