The construction industry is progressing significantly. Steel fabrication and architectural steelwork is very popular in the construction industry. Steel-framed structures are now common in modern construction projects, including skyscrapers, warehouses, shopping malls, residential properties and short-term temporary structures. Structural steelwork has been the primary choice for builders, contractors and steel fabricators. It is because steel offers good quality, reliability, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and sustainability.
Structural Steel Work
Every building owner whether commercial or residential, requires their building to be aesthetically appealing. It demands complex design and the highest integrity to withstand all kinds of conditions. Due to this contractors and engineers prefer materials used to be strong and exceptionally durable. Stainless steel has strength, superior weather resistance and moulding capacity, therefore can be moulded and fabricated into various designs, shapes and sizes through modern machinery and computer-aided design software.
Advantages of Using Steel Fabrication:
- Steel fabrication is often used in high-rise buildings due to its strength, low weight and faster construction.
- They are popularly used in industrial buildings such as warehouses as they can create large spaces at a lower cost.
- It is also structurally sound and manufactured to strict specifications and tolerances.
- Steel is recyclable and energy efficient.
- It is cost-effective as it requires less maintenance and improves the quality of construction.
Apart from these, steel-framed buildings offer environmental and social benefits as well. Since they are reusable, they can be repeatedly used without affecting or compromising their properties and quality.
Usage of Structural Steel in The Industry of Construction
- High Rise Buildings: Industrial steel has strength and numerous benefits, as discussed above, and hence is ideal for constructing buildings. Due to its flexibility due to heavy storms or earthquakes, the building will not break out but bend instead. Thus, steel is used in high-rise buildings.
- Build Industrial Sheds: Since it is cost-effective and with the ready-made steel sections available, the framework of the structural steel can be erected in no time. This advantage helps save money and time as the work can be pre-done on the industrial site.
- Build Residential Buildings: The plasticity and flexibility of structural steel make it an ideal choice for constructing residential buildings. In residential construction, a technique called light gauge steel is used that helps to build to stand the test of time and natural calamity.
- Build Bridges: Due to its high strength-to-weight ratio of high tensile strength, steel can withstand the weight of a fleet of cars and people. This durability and ability again make it ideal for building large monumental bridges.
- Parking Garages: Due to the tensile strength of the structured steel, it is also used in making parking garages. Steel is lightweight, which makes it easier for constructors, builders and engineers to construct structures.
If the steel is exposed to intense heat, it may tend to lose its strength hence should be coated with fire/heat resistant coating and other coatings that can prevent steel from corrosion, mould, and vermin resistance should also be used.
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