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What are the Advantages of Using Steel in Dry Building?

Construction Tech Review | Thursday, April 08, 2021

Steel constructions can meet the market demands due to their versatility, combined with a production process that results in multiple applications.

FREMONT, CA: Dry construction refers to traditional construction methods with an outlook toward the future, using a technological and sustainable solution. Dry construction involves applying a performance model for steel construction systems that focuses on their dependability, durability, and security.

Steel constructions have been able to meet the majority of market demands to date due to their flexibility, combined with a manufacturing process that allows for the development of numerous applications in the industrial construction sector, which has always been its core industry. It is also used successfully in residential construction and contemporary housing, which is currently undergoing a complete transformation.

Why steel?

Steel can combine engineering and architecture to produce beautiful structures that are often cost-effective in the long run. Steel was first used in buildings in the second half of the nineteenth century when the logic of industrial development was applied to a field with a multi-millennial tradition of using natural and local materials. 

Top 10 Dry Construction Solution Companies - 2020Steel was often used to invoke the influence of technology during the industrial era. It is no coincidence that steel is now listed among the resources that have contributed the most to the artificialization of the world people inhabit in today's collective mind.

Advantages 

Reduced times: 

As compared to conventional construction methods, industrialization of the building process, namely the steps that contribute to the construction of structural components, allows for a 60 percent reduction in construction time. When the manufacturing process is complete, all the elements are ready to be shipped to the construction site and assembled, allowing for more efficient transportation, handling, and assembly times.

Customization: 

Steel construction systems' high flexibility and versatility enable them to meet any functional and architectural requirement, optimizing construction in shapes and dimensions entirely without standardization and controlling all destination end use variables during the design process. Customizing also entails effectively handling the claddings, which today play a critical role in performance and energy savings.

Structural and anti-seismic safety: 

The properties of steel in terms of elasticity, strength, lightness, and flexibility, which allow for a seismic-resistant construction system or a high degree of energy dissipation under the impact of seismic actions, are closely related the protection of metal structures. The mechanical connections between the metal components, which have the purpose of transmitting stresses between the elements up to the foundation and restricting or canceling the movements of the structure under the influence of horizontal behavior, are necessary to complete a steel structure.

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