Amman, Jordan

Konn Technologies

Konn Technologies is a construction technology company that provides advanced, tech-enabled solutions for the construction of sustainable and affordable homes.

Description

Konn specialises in ‘modular construction’. This can be described as the use of factory-produced pre-engineered building units that are delivered to site and assembled as large volumetric components or as substantial elements of a building. When this construction technique is done using Precast Concrete the most optimal results can be achieved; as precast concrete is a construction product that is manufactured off-site, and delivered ready to install when needed. This innovative process reduces overall project time and costs by compressing project schedules, reducing safety risks, site disruption and waste, and integrating multiple trades and functions into controlled working environments instead of open high-risk site conditions.

Project info

Construction phase
New construction
Building type
Single Family House (SFH)
Detailed building type
Single Family House (SFH) - detached
Net floor area
70 m2
Land plot size
400 m2
Stories
1 story
Construction type
Pre-casted
Original construction year of the building
2020
Project contact
Konn Technologies
Contact email address
info@konn.tech

Project team

Developer(s)/owner(s)
Basel Uraiqat & Basma Uraiqat
Architect(s)
Uraiqat Architects
Construction contractor(s)
Gaithco Construction
Energy efficiency consultant(s)
RSS, Guidehouse Energy Germany GmbH
HVAC consultant(s)
Electro Mechanical Consult Company "EMCC"
Building services
Electro Mechanical Consult Company "EMCC"
Other project team partners
European Bank, iPark, Uraiqat Architects, Habib & Associates Inc.
Additional information
Konn’s vision is to lead the way into the future of living with the safest and most sustainable homes, and it is on a mission to make high quality living affordable to all segments of society through technology. Konn homes are designed for the lifestyle and needs of the residents of Jordan and the MENA region, and built with the highest performing materials and techniques for the local climate and environment. Konn believes in technology as an enabler of better lives for all people, so it employs advanced design and manufacturing technology throughout its processes to ensure quality and consistency for all communities. Konn believes that people’s health and safety are the utmost priority. Homes are made to provide optimum interior environments, and processes are designed to protect people in the manufacturing and assembly processes. Konn is established in Jordan, and is committed to providing sustainable healthy living for all MENA residents. Konn Technologies is committed to positively impact its surrounding environment by focusing on different building features that play an important role in the overall success and sustainability of the individual dwellings as well as society as a whole. By employing manufacturing technologies to construction processes, many of the defects present in traditional construction methods can be addressed in a controlled and repetitive manner.

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems
Not applicable

Building Envelope

External walls

Description of construction
Thermally insulated Precast concrete walls (3 layers)
U-Value
0.57 W/(m²*K)

Roof

Roof type
Flat roof
Description of construction
Precast Hollow-core Slabs topped with thermal insulation and sloped screed
U-Value
0.55 W/(m²*K)

Openings and windows

Glazing type
Double glazed
U-Value glass
1.5 W/(m²*K)
G-Value glass
0.5
Frame material / description
Aluminum frame system (0060997 Fonctionnel)

Basement floor

Description of construction
Waterproofed concrete foundations and Slab on Grade
U-Value
3.36 W/(m²*K)

Technical Building Systems

Ventilation system

Type of ventilation
Free ventilation (windows)

Space cooling system

Primary space cooling system
Mounted single-split or window air conditioner│Usually a visible smaller system mounted outside the wall or above the window just supplying one room
Manufacturer(s) / products
GREE

Space heating system

Primary Space heating system
Air-conditioning system (reversible for heating; air-air heat pump)
Manufacturer(s) / products
GREE

Water heater system

Primary water heater system
Solar Thermal collector on the roof
Manufacturer(s) / products
Hanania Solar
Secondary water heater system
Dedicated electric heater (dedicated = just hot water generation)
Description
Electrical water heater integrated in Solar collector

Lighting system

Primary lighting system
LED (Light emitting diode lamps)
Manufacturer(s) / products
IKEA

Shading devices

Type of shading system installed
Static (fix) shading systems as part of the building architecture (e.g. Maschrabiyya, porch roofs, pergolas)
Description
Overhangs and Pergolas above windows

Photovoltaics

Capacity
2 kWp
Total module area
5.12 m²

Financial Aspects

Project construction cost
30000 EUR