There are two main reasons to use CORCON.
One, the most important, is that CORCON is a value integrated product. This means that there are enormous savings to the client, developer, contractor and subcontractor.
Two - CORCON will eventually replace millions of cubic metres of rainforest plywoods,and save millions of tonnes of concete and steel reinforcing resulting in embodied energy savings of 200-300%.
The first 4000m2 Placed in a Manila Shopping Centre with 500m2 Corcon used 8 times in 8 weeks resulting in savings of 50% compared to precast Joist System (similar to Ultra Floor).
One of DCI clients in Malaysia - IJM, a multi-national company- has successfully used CORCON in two 5 storey carparks and are claiming that its use has resulted in a 20% saving on costs and 30% reduction in construction time.
Over 200,000sq m of CORCON has been placed in the ACT in the last ten years,
A company using this formwork in Darwin has claimed a saving of up to $80 per square metre,
WORLD WIDE PATENTS
CORCONâ has its patents in many countries on the world: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, US, China and Vietnam.
11 major industrial awards for CORCON :
1999 THE AUSTRALIA DESIGN AWARD FOR ENGINEERING
1998 NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING AWARDS
1998 THE A.I.B. AWARD FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
1998 BEST DESIGN AWARD, I.E. AUST
1997 TELSTRA & ACT GOVERNMENT SMALL BUSINESS AWARD FINALIST ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
1997 BHP AUSTRALIAN STEEL AWARD HIGHLY COMMENDED
1996 COMMONWEALTH DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TOURISM FINALIST - PRODUCT INNOVATION
1996 MBA NATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD COMMENDATION AWARD
1996 NATIONAL BUILDING SCIENCE AWARD CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
1995 ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARDS HIGHLY COMMENDED
1995 ACT HOUSING AWARD SPECIAL AWARD BEST INNOVATIVE IDEA