Al Ghadeer Village is a joint investment project managed and implemented by Copperchase (UK) and 4th Dimension Contracting Company (Iraq) for and on behalf of the Al Najaf Al Ashraf Investment Commission. The project comprises the construction of 3000 units including a central mosque; schools; police station; shopping centre and many other service buildings. It includes all the expected and required infrastructure of a modern development. The village which is located 80km south of Baghdad, 11km north of the city centre of Al Najaf Al Ashraf and 10km from the Imam Ali (PBUH) holy shrine. Copperchase has purchased the license for the Fiber Steel Construction System to build 3000 affordable houses in the province of Al Najaf Al Ashraf. The Fibre Steel building method has been in use for over 25 years, and has been used for a wide variety of buildings from simple one story houses to 40 story office blocks. Fibre Steel has built a number of projects using this system ranging from low cost housing to tower blocks.
The Fibre Steel System uses steel fibre reinforced concrete (FRC), creating structures with great strength and durability. The use of FRC removes the requirement for standard steel reinforcing bars to be used which speeds up construction. The panel core provides a thermal barrier that reduces heating or cooling costs depending on the prevailing climate at the construction location.
The resultant panel has the following advantages
- Cost effective
- Fast to assemble
- Excellent strength to weight ratio
- High thermal insulation factor
- Cast in finish
- Cast in fixings