08 Sep 2015
Reason Why Industrial Construction Need Steel Structure
Reason Why Industrial Construction Need Steel Structure

Steel structure construction has so many advantages: the strength to weight ratio is excellent, metals join easily, efficient shapes are available, etc. Many steel structure projects incorporate trusses, which are triangular structures made from metal beams that may be placed together to provide reinforced strength for bridges or other large steel structures. Joists are the horizontal supporting structures that run between walls and beams to provide solid flooring and roofs. Additionally the structural steel industry also comprises of welding work on construction projects. Most metal construction materials must be joined together through welding, which is the most economical and efficient way to join metals permanently.

Steel Structure construction enhances construction productivity because of its shop fabrication while maintaining tight construction tolerances.

Speed And Efficiency

  • Computer modelling before fabrication on computer numerically controlled Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment means the components are produced right first time and there is minimal rework.
  • Earlier construction provides faster completion and payback commencement.
  • Faster construction means the builder’s staff can be released earlier to start the next project.
  • Steel is a structurally efficient building material and so buildings are lighter and often foundations can be smaller as a result.
  • Steel is fabricated in controlled conditions driven by 3D modelling and (CNC) equipment increasing safety and reducing Medical Treatment Injury (MTIs) and Lost Time Injury (LTIs).
  • A test certificate is available for all steel used and this can be made traceable through to the finished product.
  • Design for standardised bolted connections and repetitive floor plates can increase speed of construction.
  • Reducing Onsite Risks
  • Steel use reduces the number of workers onsite (approximately 10 to 20 percent of the labour needed for concrete construction), reducing accident liability for builders.
  • Preassembled steel packages can be lifted straight from the truck in sequence.
  • Offsite fabrication relieves congested and hard to access sites.
  • Reduced noise and dust and construction times ease disruption to current occupants and neighbourhoods.
  • For domestic housing, steel framing, roofing and cladding offer more termite-free and fire resistant abodes than with other commonly used building materials.

Sustainability And Waste Reduction

  • Waste removal is significantly less than for a concrete building.
  • More than 95 percent of all structural steel is recovered and reused or recycled..
  • Steel buildings inherently lend themselves to structural addition and modification easily.
  • Independently certified steel fabricator members of the ASI’s Environmental Sustainability Charter attract an extra Green Star point for projects.
  • Savings in freight and materials through not having to use and remove temporary formwork.
  • The design can be future proofed for longer life such as provision of large beam penetrations to accommodate future services.

In General, There Are Three Sectors Of Construction:

  • Industrial construction – Industrial construction and Infrastructure is often called heavy/highway, heavy civil or heavy engineering. It includes large public works, dams, bridges, highways, water/wastewater and utility distribution. Industrial includes refineries, process chemical, power generation, mills and manufacturing plants.
  • Residential construction - is the business of building and selling individual and multi-family dwellings. The market fragments into single-unit, manufactured, duplex, quad-plex, and apartments and condominiums.
  • Commercial construction - can be defined as any structure intended to house commercial activity or those structures, which are located on property with either commercial or industrial zoning.


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