The FIRM CONSTRUCTIONS
(Fast Innovative Rapid Modular)
Talking of past and now to the future, I was again honoured to catch up for lunch with Reg Hornibrook, Hornibrook Construction Company, in Sydney recently. Reg was the originator of Styrocon and Q Panel 30 to 40 years ago. We shared plenty stories of the past about my father Ken who originally introduced The Hebal Panel to Australia decades ago.
The FIRMTEC panel, an improved panel is currently producing millions square metres to the Chinese market over the past 10 years with full ISO standard's approval we are now finally have had the panel fully certified here in Australia.
I was keen to inspect some of the properties that Reg built over the past 10 to 15 years ago. We set up appointments with the current owners in Sydney, who all gave beautiful testimonials that we were very impressed with. Here are some of the shots of insitue built homes during construction. Many iconic commercial buildings were also constructed with the panel.
Part of The FIRM's business plan once we perfected the FIRMTEC Panel in 2001 was to manufacture and design factory built, relocatable modular buildings using the panel. Emphasis and focus was for its ease, speed, cost, and transport capabilities, delivering completed full turn-key homes within days NOT months to all our members. 28 individual single story homes were completed as a pre-production run with strong market acceptance.
The FIRM Constructions are now preparing to achieving the second stage of those goals and objectives of full production with a multi-national corporation to handle volume orders for the future.