Rapidwall selected by UN-Habitat Business Award Committee.
The UN-Habitat business awards committee has recognised Rapidwall for "Good Practices" in making an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of life in cites and communities.
Rapidwall, an Australian designed and developed 12 metre by 3 metre glass-fibre reinforced gypsum plaster building panel provides an ideal solution for the problems of providing housing to people living in impoverished conditions in the emerging economies.
The UN-Habitat business awards aim to recognise and publicise outstanding achievements contributing to sustainable urbanization through corporate responsible practices.
Rapid Building Systems Managing Director,Peter Zwaans said, “Our corporate mission is to provide the most environmentally friendly and superior products to improve housing for the disadvantaged worldwide. This is completely in keeping with the aims and objectives of UN-Habitat.”
In India and in China, as well as other countries, there are significant stockpiles of waste chemical gypsum from the manufacturing of fertiliser and from coal fired powerstations. Presently this waste gypsum largely degrades the environmentbut can used by Rapidwall in the production of high strength buildingpanels.
Rapidwall, a product of Rapid Building Systems, has very low CO2 emissions, can be recycled and is suitable for all types of construction.
“It is especially suitable for high speed construction at a low cost.” said Mr Zwaans.
“We are thrilled to have been recognised by the UN-Habitat Committee especially since it comes right on top of winning the Global Gypsum Product of the Year award" he added.