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Atlas Steel Introduces Modular Houses
by PNG Business News - April 21, 2021
‘It is a big year for Atlas Steel PNG, a local company, who is introducing Modular Houses – a new product to the PNG market during the second quarter of 2021.
Business Development Manager Aliraza Agai said: ‘Modular Houses are a new addition to our Building Division which is already the largest supplier of steel buildings across PNG for the residential, educational, commercial & industrial sectors’.
The main features of the Atlas Modular Houses are:
- Predictable Cost:
A controlled and fixed pricing method is adopted at the beginning of the construction process allowing you to effectively know exactly what you are getting for your money.
- Assured Time Frame:
The average time from commencement of works to handover is 10 weeks, which consists of six weeks factory construction and four weeks on-site completion. The benefit of modular construction is the ability to commence works on both the prefabricated modules in the factory and the footings and landscaping components on site at the same time.
- Best Design & Construction capabilities:
Our experienced in-house design, engineering & construction team allow us to come up with creative and smart solutions to complex architectural forms and functional requirements. All structural elements of your house are designed using in-house design software and manufactured in our state-of-the-art factory using Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) technology by our team of dedicated professionals.
- Top Quality Control:
In Modular construction, majority of the works are carried out in a controlled factory environment. Our designers, engineers and tradespeople are at site, at all time, which results in a focused attention to detail and quality control throughout the entire construction process of your building.
As outlined by Ali, it’s a simple 5-step process to building your dream Modular home.
Step 1: Consultation:
This involves a meeting with our team to discuss the feasibility of the modular system for your home. Our creative and technical team will assess your requirements, your site and your needs related to the basic parameters as well as your selection of finishes, fixtures & fittings to form a design brief.
Step 2: Design & Costing:
Based on your requirements, designs and costings are prepared for your review and feedback. Once your comments are incorporated, Atlas Steel PNG draws out final drawings, designs and prices for your acceptance - which then culminates into a detailed contract.
Step 3: Planning Approvals:
The designs and drawings are then submitted to our panel of Professional Engineers for their approvals after which the documents and reports are submitted to the Building Board for necessary approvals.
Step 4: Factory Construction:
Factory construction involves manufacturing and assembly of all structural components of the house along with fit-outs to the required stage of completion before transport. This includes our quality FRAMECAD steel framing system, external & internal cladding both of which are manufactured using Galvanized & COLORBOND steel coils from New Zealand Steel. The interiors comprise of quality kitchens, bathrooms, floor coverings, electrical, plumbing, joinery and all painting works. While these works progress in the factory, foundation and earth works also commence at site to receive the modular house within the stipulated time frame.
Step 5: Delivery & Site works:
This involves craning & delivery of the pre-fabricated modules to the site along-with service connections for electrical and plumbing systems. Once the house is ready and all operational checks have been done, a formal hand-over of the house takes place.
“With Modular Homes added to our buildings division, we expect to get even busier this year. Classrooms are the next category that we plan to roll out and keeping in mind the demand that these Modular buildings are anticipated to create, we are already looking into expanding our fabrication and assembly facilities and recruiting more staff” Ali said.
“The biggest challenge that a buyer faces today is to choose the right product. The market is flooded with poor quality, sub-standard building components. At the same time there is also a rise in imports of house and building structures from overseas. When a buyer takes delivery of an imported building, first of all, he does not get a share of the savings because the suppliers pocket all the savings. Secondly, because of poor quality control, most of the buildings begin to rust and leak causing both emotional and financial stress to the buyer. Thirdly, and most importantly, how will we be able to create a self-sufficient and sustainable domestic economy if we encourage such imports. Buying Atlas Steel PNG quality buildings locally helps keep the PNG Kina in PNG and provides work to our local work-force” Ali added.
Having been in the PNG building and construction market for decades, Atlas Steel PNG understands the local needs and has spent time and resources to come up with suitable layouts and designs that amalgamate quality and style with affordable pricing. In addition to standard layouts Atlas Steel PNG also offer tailored solutions to clients, to build their dream homes and building structures.
According to Ali, quality and cost continue to be the primary drivers across all divisions in Atlas Steel PNG, including the new Modular systems.
In his final remarks Ali said: “Atlas Steel PNG is a local company and we are doing our bit to contribute to the local economy. Likewise, I encourage the Public and Private sectors to also emphasize on using PNG Made products to support domestic businesses and strengthen the local economy."
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PNG Business News - May 13, 2021
National Airport Corporation to Focus on Redevelopment Projects
The National Airports Corporation plans to devote more resources to the redevelopment projects at Kavieng, Tari, and Mendi airports as part of the Civil Aviation Growth Investment Program. With the exception of three airports, all airports under the CADIP program are on a budget, according to NAC acting managing director Rex Kiponge. Apart from Jackson Airport in Port Moresby, Kiponge claims that the majority of the country's airports are unable to handle the newly launched F100 aircraft. “The introduction of F100 aircraft has deteriorated the condition of runways in PNG. Under CADIP, fencing and runway length deficiencies will now meet the F100 and ICAO requirements. CADIP was implemented to meet the minimum PNG Civil Aviation Rules (CARS) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards and recommended practices in all the 22 airports in the country. “The F100 aircraft require a minimum runway length of 1900 metres –– only three airports meet this requirement.” The F100 will be able to land at 12 airports thanks to a CADIP runway length upgrade. Port Moresby is now the only province that meets the operating criteria for F100 planes. Standby control, security fencing, apron parking, runway, taxiway, and apron strength, and a runway length suitable for takeoff at maximum payload are all part of the 22 airport upgrades. Kiponge recently visited the three airports and expressed his satisfaction with the development. Contractors have already finished construction on the security fence at Kavieng Airport, and work on the runway extension is going well. Once the runway extension is complete, the contractors can begin work on the terminal. He mentioned that the runway extension at Tari Airport is complete, and contractors are currently working on the apron, which will be finished until the runway extension is completed. Owing to the contractors' inability to obtain materials for the runway at Mendi Airport, NAC has requested that they redo the runway before moving on to the other areas. “Despite whatever issues within NAC, I will ensure that all 22 NAC’s airports undergoing upgrading will be completed and I will put in a lot of efforts and focus to makes certain work is done well and completed,” Kiponge said.
PNG Business News - May 13, 2021
Govt to Focus on Downstream Processing
The government is putting a lot of effort into encouraging downstream production in the region. This was said by Prime Minister James Marape during a visit to Paradise Foods Company Limited. “We are focused on downstream processing as far as going forward is concerned –– instead of exporting raw products,” said Marape. “We want to go downstream to satisfy our local markets as well as export to economies around us.” PNG is fortunate, according to Marape, to have access to 60% of the world's gross domestic product (GDP) through the APEC network. “As well as, not just the APEC network, but in the vicinity of PNG’s accessibility to markets, we have over 4 billion people from the Pacific, Northern Asia, Western Asia and Northeast Asia put together. “So to satisfy our local markets in PNG for our 8 million-plus people, as well as the opportunity of exporting to markets closest to us like our neighbouring countries.” Marape has stated that he supports downstream production and marketing of PNG's natural resources both locally and internationally. “Today, I am privileged to visit an industry that has been at work since 1945, and I’d like to thank Paradise Foods Company Limited for doing a wonderful job and feeding our country.” Marape promised that the government will help the industry and market.
PNG Business News - May 13, 2021
Mayur Discusses Power Plant Project in Lae
Mayur Resources Ltd says it has formed an ongoing relationship with the State negotiation team to discuss and finalize a power purchase agreement (PPA) for its planned power plant in Lae, Morobe. The organization was waiting for the State negotiation team's makeup to be finalized and signed off, according to managing director Paul Mulder. After that, he said, the Enviro Energy Park (EEP) project's final discussions and negotiations will begin. Mayur's planned 52.5-megawatt EEP project is an advanced power plant that will produce more efficient and cheaper electricity than current solutions by combining conventional thermal energy (sourced from the company's wholly-owned Depot Creek project), solar, and biomass woodchip, while also supplying co-generated steam to nearby industrial users who were burning diesel for their steam needs. The EEP, which is near Lae, will also have steam as a by-product for local industrial uses, and potential dual fuel systems will allow for the use of diesel. “The energy park would balance the need for new environmentally friendly technologies and reliable energy,” Mulder said.