"Malaysia’s Construction Industry Development Board is partnering with Bayer MaterialScience to build two prototype houses at the Industrialized Building Show Village in Kuala Lumpur"
Bayer’s lightweight polyurethane composite panels hold the promise to help Malaysia offset an affordable housing crisis.
The panels help enable sturdy, energy efficient homes to be built quickly. The material may be able to reduce the cost of construction by 40% due to reduced labor. The home components can be pre-fabricated, resulting in one unit being completed in five days.
The houses will have the added benefit of greater energy efficiency, with polyurethane providing a durable barrier to air and moisture leakage. This efficiency will reduce cost of ownership while improving the environmental impacts of the homes.