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Slab, walls, and roof are constructed in as little as five days*

The EchoStone construction process is standardized to enable rapid and scalable construction. EchoStone employs a unique process that utilizes on-site concrete production in conjunction with state-of-the-art Formwork to enable a full placement of slab and walls in three days. Formwork is then removed from the walls for cleaning and a roof is installed; once Formwork is clean, it is immediately set up at the next site. Each house is finished with a standardized kit, improving the pace of construction while maintaining consistent quality.

There are four distinct steps in the process:

  1. Site Plan and Prep
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    Multiple construction sites prepared simultaneously

    The site planning and preparation process:
    • The EchoStone team performs sustainability assessment and develops plans to build with least environmental impact possible
    • Building sites are cleared and leveled
    • Reinforcement matting is laid into the slab Formwork
    • Concrete slab is poured, laser-leveled, and smoothed
  2. Form Installation
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    Forms installed by hand – no heavy equipment required

    Elements of Formwork installation:
    • Formwork is handset and weighs no more than 11kg, so no heavy lifting machines are required and job site safety is improved
    • Seven workers install complete formwork in two days
    • Electrical and plumbing prep work begins once forms are put in place
  3. Monolithic Pour
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    Ensures an integrated, durable, and weather-tight envelope

    CLC pouring process:
    • All pours are continuous and monolithic (not batch), and all houses are poured in a single day
    • Slab is poured in one hour, and walls are poured in two hours
    • CLC fully sets within a day, and Formwork is removed after 12 hours
    • Pipes for electrical and plumbing systems are embedded in the concrete for rapid finishing and installation of fixtures
  4. Finishing
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    Finishing work begins immediately after formwork removed

    Elements of the finishing process:
    • All finishes designed for rapid and consistent installation
    • Roof is fitted in two days
    • Electrical and plumbing systems, doors, windows, flooring, and paint are standardized across houses
*house of 30-64 m2