Benefits Of Construction On Steel Structures
Steel profiles are identified by the shape of their cross-section, as examples are angles, tees, zetas, Latinas, “G” channels and “U” channels.
The adaptability of steel is more relevant in rehabilitation contracts, either to reinforce existing structures or for complete reconstruction while maintaining facades. The steel is delivered precast on-site; it does not need to be propped up, and it does not undergo shrinkage or creep so it can take on load immediately.
The modern world is built with the steel fortress, the characteristics of which have enabled the most ambitious and complex architectural ideas and civil works imagined by man to be realized.
In this sense, steel offers several advantages over other construction materials, in principle due to a higher strength and stiffness ratio per unit volume; in addition to being a homogeneous material that maintains uniform mechanical and physical properties over time.
It also has the advantage of manageability of structural components in the workshop and field, ease of transport, as well as lightness, utility, resistance to fatigue and an excellent capacity for energy absorption.
In the economic aspect, due to its lower weight, a saving in the foundation is obtained and, due to its high resistance/weight ratio, it is used intensively in tall buildings and large-span structures.
In a territory, one that appears or is characterized by having high-risk seismic zones, custom steel framed buildings has shown highly satisfactory behaviour against these natural phenomena due to the ductility that characterizes the steelmaking material.