The first project using SFI Precasting Plant was a housing project consisting of 1,026 apartments, about 73 m² of floor area each, in 171 buildings. The project was built in 1978-79 using the large panel system: bearing walls and reinforced concrete slabs. Stairs and landings in the project were also executed with precast elements.
Subsequently, in the second half of 1979, hollowcore production started at the SFI plant. The large panel system was developed to use hollowcore slabs instead of reinforced concrete slabs. Two housing projects were built in Amman and Zarka. They included together 376 apartments, about 130 m² of floor area each, in 66 buildings.
As long as no more large housing projects were launched in Jordan after 1981, other construction systems using columns and beams had to be developed. The Royal National Geographic Center, designed by the well known French Architect Rogers Taillibert, was built using this latter system. Precast reinforced concrete footings, columns, beams and cladding as well as precast prestressed hollowcore slabs were used to complete the said remarkable buildings.
SFI factory became specialized in providing turnkey structures, generally multi-storied, with or without precast external cladding.
The success of such structures was demonstrated lately in an industrial complex launched by a real estate company for light industries in which two buildings were provided by SFI, while a third one, similar in scope, was built using traditional methods. The clients willing to buy workshops and stores in the complex prefer to buy in the buildings executed by SFI.
This does not mean that SFI is not producing and erecting precast elements like hollowcore slabs, cladding elements, boundary walls and other precast elements.