|FCR: Fibre Concrete Roofing (SKAT, 1987, 185 p.)|
Is there a genuine demand for a roofing alternative?
Are all the following materials available in your locality:
- vegetable fibres
- good timber or metal supporting structures?
Are you aware that there is expenditure involved before you can even try out this technology?
Can you use or sell a FCR product that costs 2 to 4 US$ per m² in production?
Are you interested in creating jobs and saving foreign exchange?
Are you aware that FCR manufacturing may present some initial problems like any other production method? These problems can be mastered by good workers and good management.
Are you equipped for careful manufacturing with close supervision, maintenance of equipment and quality control?
Are you prepared to pay high attention to the initial knowhow transfer and professional training as well as to continued education and service?
Do you have a secure, dry site with good access?
Do you realize that all building materials have a limit to their service life?
If you answer every question with yes, you have the potential to go into FRC technology.
If not, you are advised to contact one of the specialist organizations.