Xella will be giving two presentations at SE Construction Expo entitled “Building the Future” in the Xella Lounge at 10.3am and again at 2.30pm.
Xella is at the very forefront of construction industry technologies and will be demonstrating some of their most exciting innovations during their talk. Topics will include a practical demonstration of their mixed reality Hololens (accurate to within 2mm), the Holocube visualisation tool as well as developments in BIM, Cloud collaboration, 3D-4D printing, use of Drones, IFC & BCF and the Circular Economy.
The Xella Group develops, manufactures and markets building and insulation materials and is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of autoclaved aerated concrete large-format blocks. With 99 plants in 20 countries and sales organisations in more than 30 countries, Xella employs well over 7,000 staff.
There is no need to book for these events, just come along to the Xella Lounge, which is situated in the Robins Hall behind the MFS Silka Element Challenge Build.
The Xella Mixed Reality Experience – try it for yourself in the Xella Lounge
Xella has taken the next step in digitising the building process by introducing mixed reality on the construction site with spacial accuracy of within an amazing 2mm.
The Xella Hololens gives workers access to the BIM model via a holographic lens and special software, allowing them to build more efficiently and faster. Holographic lens technology enables real-time access to all the data from the BIM model on the construction site via the cloud. For that, construction workers are equipped with a helmet and built-in holographic lens, through which a holographic representation of the wall or partition to be built can be viewed. This type of Mixed Reality (MR) allows the construction workers to see exactly where and how the wall or partition needs to be erected. The existing, real environment is also visible to them for obvious safety reasons!
The Xella Silka Element Challenge – Building an Apartment in a Day.
An exciting LIVE construction demonstration at the South East Construction Expo Thursday 26 September 2019, 9:00 am to 4:00pm. South of England Event Centre, Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6TH
The Xella Silka Challenge is to complete the construction of the structural walls of a one bedroom apartment ready to receive the Precast Floors, LIVE at the SE Construction Expo.
The build progress will be visible throughout the day and attendees to the show are encouraged to visit the ‘Xella Lounge’ situated behind the construction area to learn more about the Silka Element System. Visitors will be able to observe the MFS team hard at work laying each Silka block using the Lissmac mini-cranes in approximately six minutes.
The speed of construction has to be seen to be believed!
The MFS Construction
Drag the line to see the structural walls that will completed by MFS during the Silka Element Challenge. On the right you can see what the finished apartment might look like once finished and fitted.