PRESS RELEASE: Gary Colegate, general manager at Parnis, stated that the continued trend to make use of E-Houses has seen a marked increase in the demand for a company that can manufacture these structures to the necessary quality standards. He added that the latest unit was shipped to the customer at the beginning of the September quarter this year.
Contracts for E-Houses are typically secured by either engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contractors or electrical OEM companies, and most have neither the facilities nor the capability to undertake such large fabrication work.
Parnis Manufacturing operates a comprehensively equipped manufacturing plant south of Johannesburg, South Africa, and has the ability to tackle a wide range of engineering projects. Colegate stated that most E-Houses comprise a base frame upon which insulated panels are installed to form the basis of the wall and roof structure. The interior is then populated with the requisite electrical equipment and auxiliary systems which include HVAC, fire detection and suppression, furniture and fixtures, and gas systems as well as all cabling reticulation.
Colegate commented: “Because E-Houses are custom built for individual customer requirements, it is essential that close communication between all parties is maintained, and this includes the dovetailing of all activities within our facility to ensure that the installation of electrical and other systems can be completed in line with the construction programme.”
The E-Houses in question are intended to serve not only as an electrical control room, but also include office space and toilet.