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Pre-engineered Steel Structures: Advantages, Scope, Challenges, Features, Benefits

March 09, 2018

India is growing fast as an economy for PEBs as it is witnessing a boom in the Infra. sector. Structural steel buildings or PEBs are addressing parameters including finishes, environment control & e cycle with a panache derived from product innovation & technology advancement. Emerging as a strong alternative to conventional concrete construction methods, PEB in India is validated by the 33% market share of PEBs in the construction industry.

Growth of PEBs in India

Growth of PEBs in India Emerging from their hiding places in concrete columns pre-engineered steel structures (PEBs) are innovative solutions for construction projects across several sectors now. As Infra. construction across the country is combining speed, economy, safety, strength & aesthetics at awe inspiring levels, steel structures, until now a primary foundation element, have risen as complete solutions in construction projects for various structural requirements. India is growing fast as an economy for PEBs as it is witnessing a boom in the Infra. sector. Structural steel buildings or PEBs are addressing parameters including finishes, environment control & life cycle with a panache derived from product innovation & technology advancement. Emerging as a strong alternative to conventional concrete construction methods, PEB in India is validated by the 33% market share of PEBs in the construction industry. While this figure is lower than some European countries, it marks India’s growing global market share at 9.5% a step ahead of China’s 8.5%. The market demand is pegged at 425,000 TPA with a 15% growth per annum. Current market size is around Rs.3,500 Crore & it is expected to grow at 10% to 15% per year. Generally, steel structures & specifically PEBs market have, on the domestic front, surpassed the GDP from both the Indian steel industry & the Indian construction sector. Over the next 2-3 years, the industry is optimistic about a 15-20% annual growth, resulting in doubling of the market over 5 years.

With the country’s 5 year plan catering for Infra. addition in the form of airports, metros & bridges sector differentiation is expected to separate industrial buildings & building systems. CoS like Era Buildsys have diversified into verticals within the PEBs segment to meet sophisticated requirements for structure. These include Design & Engineering, Manufacture & Construction & Erection. This pattern of restructuring indicates an industry that sees PEBs coming into its own with experiencing exponential growth with diversification into various sectors & segments. The sector is going international as CoS move to tie up with multinationals for upgrading offerings to their customers. Technical association & JV’s with leading PEB CoS in Europe, USA & Middle-east are quite useful in terms of engineering excellence, product quality & superior products range. We have technical association with NCI, which is a leading PEB player in USA. By virtue of this association, we are offering a superior standing seam Double Lok 100% leak proof system. Major names that have linked up abroad & are significant landmarks of a market that is increasingly sophisticated are Tata BlueScope Steel, Reliance Industries tie up with Mammut Group & JSW Building Systems bonding with Severfield Reeve Structures of UK, as also Phenix Varco Pruden, a JV between Gujarat’s MB Group & Varco Pruden Buildings, USA.

Technical innovations aid flexibility in expansion allows for future expansion in length, width & height. With large clear spans, buildings can be supplied in clear spans up to 90 meters. This is particularly suitable for structures like aircraft hangars & sports facilities. Standard CoS offer superior quality. While the application of PEBs has a wide potential, the concept is recognized & preferred in the industrial construction segment. Add to that the reduced time to completion with the benefit of quality, & there is recipe for success. PEB is getting its due credit as a favorable alternative construction methodology in India today. More sectors are realizing the benefits of metal over brick & mortar. The scope of metal/steel buildings is very vast for the Indian market. PEB proves to be relevant & beneficial to several construction verticals including warehousing, Infra., oil & gas refineries as well as group housing. The advantages of having a steel structure or building over traditional concrete are far too many. Primarily, speed & quality of construction are the top two benefits. Steel buildings are fire, quake & cyclone resistant – hence from a safety & longevity perspective, these buildings are timeless. As PEBs are tailor made to meet infrastructural requirements of the client, like supplementing warehouse solutions, PEBs also offer heavy industrial racking. Pre-engineered building is a good solution as optimization of total structural steel weight & time is involved. The low cost involvement in construction makes PEBs suitable for housing, defense & school buildings. Here PEBs have developed capacity to cross limitations of size.

The innovative solutions provided by manufacturers of steel frame multistoried buildings are girder slab arrangement, slim floor system which is a space saver solution, steelcrete system on floor to make it very light but stronger than concrete floor, cellular beams for best service integration, composite floor system, site accommodation, site storage & site offices with very light structural steel. Execution time is reduced by 40% over the conventional buildings. The new buildings are designed at grade 70 steel, which further reduces the weight. Since pre-engineered building system is automated with high end design software like Tekla, Autocad, MBS to create a building for a specific use such as power plants, warehouses & industrial building, aircraft hangers, sports stadiums etc, it sets a new trend or innovation in the Infra. sector. Convenience & improvement in design, finish & product range are some of the factors encouraging projects like residential buildings & shopping malls to induct the PEBs solution into the Infra. As the designs are finalized through client discussions, the final costs are worked out & mutually agreed upon. That rules out nasty surprises midway construction. With major details worked out, the client is also relieved of day-to-day involvement at construction stage. All these benefits come with a quality assurance for the end product. Steel, the basic material of PEBs, being very eco-friendly, allows any project high scores on Greenfield compliancy. Design optimization ensures quantity of steel is controlled, & the high tensile strength of the material makes the structure light. Consequently, the foundation is more sustainable. Time saving, clean construction sites, recyclability with low maintenance & extended life cycle of the building are a taken. Further, PEBs allow dismantling, relocating & expansion if the need arises. Modern insulation & ventilation methods add to the energy conservation effort. PEBs are suitable even in ecologically sensitive areas or geographically remote sites like hilly regions. The scope for integrating other suitable construction materials like glass of course, really wide. Sailing on the trend for getting certified are, among others, manufacturers like Pennar, Kirby India who earned the Gold Rating from the Indian Building Council for its practices. Such manufacturers are building on their strengths to offer comprehensive solutions for LEED compliance for Green Buildings. The motivation to get green practices in packaging & other aspects in a bid to get closer to green building solutions overall is encouraging.

That India can present extremes in any given scenario, social or economic, is a well known characteristic. In the case of PEBs, this is demonstrated with the presence of massive structures in the manufacturing & public utility areas, the housing sector considers PEBs mostly for temporary sheds & cabins. There is a gradual inclusion of this technology as quake resistant building code compliances are being enforced, especially for highrise structures. Shopping malls & group housing show benefits from PEBs product design & applications. The shortage of trained or skilled workforce at the construction stage is often a stumbling block to achieve delivery targets & finish quality. CoS vying to maintain standards are forced to develop their own teams, especially at the supervisory levels to ensure customer satisfaction. Acquisition of steel, the primary raw material, often causes concern due to the rising costs & discrepancy of taxes. Raw material costs are in upward trend due to shortage of coal & iron ore. Govt. of India needs to consider reducing the tax burden on these PEBs in order to promote this industry which has significant role in scaling up the Infra. & also generate employment opportunities.

Avantages, Scope, Challenges In an unorganized sector, the lack of standards & codes leaves the customer in a quandary. Presently, unethical manufactures conveniently tend to mix & match codes for individual building areas, raising doubts about the integrity of design & the overall product. In developed country like USA, the engineers enjoy AISC/MBMA recommendations for PEB applications, whereas in India, PEB specific code is yet to be formulated. All the buildings are designed according to AISC or IS or MBMA codes as per the customers’ or consultants’ requirements & are strictly in line with the standards followed in developed nations. They have to be designed as per the project site since each location have different conditions such as wind speed, seismic zone category, weather conditions, etc. These changes the building tonnage as load conditions are taken into consideration according to the project site & applied at the time of design stage to maintain the stability & sustain all the natural happenings. All the leading PEB players are planning to come out with standard design code for the industry in near future. Even the Institute for Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG), an institute under Govt. of India, is coming out with manuals on steel buildings, which will further promote the usage of these in India. The latest IS 800 – 2007 covers steel design by Limit State Method, but still restricted to use concepts for conventional steel design. It is yet to cover the broader spectrum of PEB application. Major players are applying these principles, but within the domain of present the IS: 800 – 2007 code. Too often this faces resistance/criticism from Consultants with conventional steel design background. Web tapered members, thin plate webs, & single side welding at flange to web junction - are still a nightmare for most of the Indian Steel design Consultants. Bringing together the best of international experience & modifying to suit Indian conditions is not far & that, in a market heading for exponential growth, is relevant.

Avantages, Scope, Challenges

PEB concept, well established in North America & European countries, is gaining popularity in India also, making in-roads in commercial, industrial as well as residential segment across rural & urban areas. It is 30 to 40% faster than masonry construction, provides good insulation effect & is suitable for construction in remote & hilly areas. The usage of steel & especially PEB is growing very rapidly in the Indian construction industry. In the past decade, the industry has grown rapidly at an average of 15-20% per annum. Though the industry growth has been subdued in the recent times due to the current economic slowdown, we expect a positive growth momentum in PEB market in near future given the improving investor sentiment & reforms announced by the Govt.. Also, Indian Govt. has planned ~$ 1 trillion worth of investments in Infra. segments like power, roads etc. in its 12th FYP. PEB market is generally associated with investments & growth in the industrial & commercial sectors, but Kirby has ventured into new application areas like power plant structures, bridge girders, metro stations, shipyard structures etc. PEB design is based on the synergy existing between various elements & every element is assumed to brace the other element thereby providing the overall stiffness. In a conventional system, separate members are provided for this purpose. Thus, PEB uses tapered building sections, cold formed sections & high strength sheeting to optimize the steel consumption with a nut & bolt configuration yielding overall weight, cost & time savings compared to conventional buildings. Also, as the entire PEB system components are getting fabricated in factory controlled conditions, it is possible to deliver quality tested materials on time in erectable sequence to project location without requiring any site welding compared to conventional construction. Superior fabrication quality & ease in site handling with lesser wastage are other major advantages over conventional construction. PEBs can be adapted to suit a wide variety of structural applications like manufacturing plants, warehouses, workshops, hangers, showrooms, exhibition centres, schools & railway stations. Today’s pre-engineered steel buildings don’t need to modify clients’ needs, but need to meet or exceed them. Residential segment is a totally different market. Here the customers are individuals whose requirements vary significantly from that of a business or an enterprise. In a B2B model, the major considerations are timely supply, quality & price. All these aspects are very much valid for a B2C model as well but aesthetics (architectural appeal) & customization play a major role. In the developed markets, PEB is already being used for low rise structures (G+5) such as offices, hospitals, retail malls, housing & resorts whereas in India, PEB is yet to venture in these areas. PEB industry would meet required levels of aesthetics & customization in the near future. The use of skylights & solar panels on rooftops will meet daylight & captive power requirements & at the same time reduce emissions & gain carbon credits under clean development mechanism. Effective usage of insulation material, louvers & other materials are also becoming part of green PEB buildings. All the materials used are recyclable & environment friendly. The company has been designing buildings as per national & international standards like AISC, AISI, MBMA & BIS using its proprietary software & standard packages like AutoCAD, STAADPro & ProSteel for designing & detailing of PEB structures. This helps in efficient customization as per customer requirements saving on raw material & natural resources.

Hope for swift construction & cost efficiency

Total potential for PEBs in India is around 3.5 million tonnes, that is, 100 million square meters per annum. But annually only 700,000 million tonnes of PEBs is being used, which is just twenty per cent of the potential. The demand is roughly increasing by 12-15% per annum. The usage depends on conversion of potential concrete buildings to steel that is nearly seventy per cent in the US, whereas in India it is less than 20 per cent. Infact, in India, PEB could make a major contribution in the govt.s `Housing for All’ policy. PEBs have been used for low rise buildings, but with the advent of new technologies & software, PEBs are a boon for low-cost, high-rise buildings. IIT Chennai has done considerable work in this direction using thin gauge steel sections for constructing houses & dormitories upto five storeys.These houses along with low cost building products can be completed in less than 100 days, says Rao. The Assam govt. has made schools every two kilometres, with the help of IIT Guwhati.

PEBs have been in India for a couple decades now. Seen predominantly in the commercial, warehousing & Infra. space, pre-engineered steel has now also morphed from simple structures to complex steel architectural marvels, thanks to advanced design capabilities in factories, & high quality steel. The pre-engineered building market is estimated to be around 600,000 MT per annum currently.The industry is driven by growth in Infra. & manufacturing sectors. D.Raju, MD & CEO of a building system company, points out that advanced nations have long discovered the advantages of PEB. The Indian smart city plan is taking inspiration from successful models elsewhere such as Japan, US, UK, China & trying to emulate the same in our local scenario. In these countries, you would be surprised to know that, prefabricated steel construction is a preferred choice of commercial building material with near 70% market penetration. Main advantage of using pre-engineered steel is its rapid construction, affordability, architectural ver satility, environment friendly material, flexibility for expansions, low maintenance, single source responsibility & earthquake resistance properties. PEBs are typically delivered in just a few weeks after the approval of drawings, aided by advanced software. Foundation & anchor bolts are cast parallel with finished, ready-for-site bolting. PEB reduces total construction time of a project by at least 30% to 50%.This also allows faster occupancy & earlier realisation of revenue. Due to the systems ap proach, there is a significant saving in design, manufacturing & on-site erection cost. The complete structure is fabricated in-house & dispatched to the site to be erected using nut & bolt connections, with highly trained technicians. Pre-engineered steel buildings use a combination of built-up sections, hot rolled sections & cold formed elements that basically provide for the steel frame work. It is designed to provide a complete building envelope system that is airtight, energy efficient, optimum in weight & cost and, tailor-made for client requirements. It is most suitable for any non-residential building & offers numerous benefits over conventional buildings. But still, the relatively slow Indian uptake is a fact. Govt.s have in the past made policies to assist the industry. The policy of the govt. of India could also be bolstered to help the industry. For instance, the tax holiday by the united AP govt. in the late nineties gave a big boost to the industry for a seven year period, & encouraged PEB industries to compete with RCC industries across India & become viable. Later, Uttaraanchal in 2005 placed PEBs in scheduled items, & made the applicable tax five per cent which even today none of the states are able to do. This resulted in many PEB sales offices working out of Uttaranchal. This kind of encouragement is essential, as even after twenty years PEBs are mostly used for warehouses & industrial sheds & not enough has been done to educate builders & people in general. Scope of PEB is very vast for the Indian market PEB is getting its due credit as a favourable alternative construction methodology in India today. More sectors are realising the benefits of metal over brick & mortar. The scope of metal/steel buildings is very vast for the Indian market. PEB proves to be relevant & beneficial to several construction verticals including warehousing, Infra., oil & gas refineries as well as group housing. The advantages of having a steel structure or building over traditional concrete are far too many. Primarily speed & quality of construction are the top two benefits. Steel buildings are fire, quake & cyclone resistant – hence from a safety & longevity perspective, these buildings are timeless. Considering India has extreme weathers as a part of the other seasons, a steel building proves to be very energy efficient, especially when insulated, because of its low thermal mass. The changing perception to a long term perspective & willingness to invest in quality is working towards the growth of PEB in the Indian construction industry. There are varying estimates of the pre-engineered building industry depending on who you talk to. We estimate the current market size to be in excess of 400,000 TPA with potential growth of 10% year-on-year. The main challenge faced by the industry is acceptance due to a higher initial investment over traditional construction materials. One needs to have a macro vision & ability to diagnose the long term benefits of using PEB which include speed of construction & hence ability to generate revenue from the facility; as well as scalability of the product which is applicable to micro housing projects as well as large scale airports, warehouses & oil refineries.

Building Green
alternative to concrete buildings with inherent green characteristics to offer environment friendly steel buildings. Go Green! It is the most common vociferation of everyone conscious for clean & healthy environment. Nowadays CoS are applying strategic measures & adopting strict policies for manufacturing environment friendly products. Where every company is finding way to develop green products, PEBs emerged as a perfect alternative to concrete buildings with inherent green characteristics to offer environment friendly steel buildings. The base of PEB is Steel, the most recyclable & reusable material in the world. It can be recycled repeatedly without loosing its strength or other properties. Apart from recyclable, Steel buildings have many green characteristics. Steel also possesses great durability & in comparison to other materials, needs relatively low amounts of energy to produce. Steel can be easily recovered from waste to be recycled due to its unique magnetic properties. Also, the PEBs are environment friendly because these buildings are not constructed & fabricated on site & are completely manufactured in the factory premises under systematic & automated controls with a high proportion of recycled content i.e. 70-8%. Additionally, the use of galvanized steel makes these buildings rust resistant which, as a matter of fact, minimize the maintenance cost. When opting materials for a sustainable design or green building project, steel is a best option as it contains high amount of recyclable & reusable properties. Aside steel, there are many other products that are being used in manufacturing PEBs & making it green. Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) sheets & Poly carbonate roofing sheets provide excellent natural light transmission. Similarly, Reflective & Glass Wool insulating sheets are used to control the temperature of the building which not only have good insulation, heat reflection & anti-radiation functions, but also has good moisture-barrier, heat preservation & energy-saving functions. Additionally, for internal partition walls, gypsum boards are used which have no negative impact on environment. Glass glazing is again a hottest trend in building construction in India today. It is being used in Multi-storey steel buildings, office buildings & other steel structures for not only enhancing the appearance of the building but also due to the numerous advantages it offers. Glass is a lightweight material which reduces the foundation weight & makes building lighter. Apart from this, use of glass allows natural light to enter & brighten interior of the building. Energy consumption can significantly be lowered by opting for the right kind of glass & glazing. Use of AAC blocks with steel structures is the most economical & environment friendly solution to all type of buildings including residential, commercial, industrial buildings etc. AAC blocks are fire resistant up to 1600°C (more than twice the typical temperature in a building fire of 650°C) allows it to maintain its structural integrity even after fire. Non-existence of toxic substances, less consumption of fuel or electricity & nominal wastage during production help saving of electricity in large in AAC blocks building & all these features of AAC blocks reduce the environment pollution. In fact, wherever AAC is used, energy is saved. Besides, PEBs are designed & engineered meticulously by trained designers & engineers keeping in mind every little aspect of weather & seismic conditions. Indeed, all these features make PEB an energy-efficient green building solution. Undoubtedly, opting PEB is a smart choice. PEB has infinite benefits associated with it. Make PEB a preferred choice for your construction & build your future green.

Bright future in coming years

For the past two years, PEB industry in India is not growing as new projects are not coming up in significant numbers both in private & in Govt. sector & currently the PEB market value is approximately Rs 6000 crores. The general market sentiment has to improve & I am expecting that it will happen after the general elections. I am confident that PEB industry has bright future in the coming years as there would be huge demand for PEB’s in various segments such as industrial, logistics, defense, metro rail projects, retail stores etc. PEBs are economical, faster in construction, aesthetically appealing, less foundation cost, re-locatable etc. PEB’s are not confined to industrial buildings & warehouses but have gained diverse applications such as power generation buildings, aviation hangers, boiler support structures, bridges, cold storage facilities, multi-storied commercial complexes, stadiums etc. FDI in retail will create lot of warehousing & logistics Infra.. This warehouse Infra. needs PEB for distribution centres, warehouses, cold storages etc. This would be a catalyst for the PEB growth. Currently the demand has come down because of current setbacks in manufacturing, Infra., automobile & logistics segments. FDI’s are not coming in big numbers. Govt. of India has to take immediate steps to instill confidence in investors. There is general feeling in the market that the situation will improve with the new govt.. Raw material prices are spiraling due to ban on mining in some areas. Power situation in many states is in bad shape & hence the industrialists are not showing interest to expand existing units or to start new units. Many Infra. projects are on hold waiting for clearances from Govt.. Govt. of India has to consider tax concessions to PEB industry as we are playing significant role in nation’s Infra. building. Due to slowdown in the investments & expansions in manufacturing sector, the demand came down in last FY & at the same time capacities remained same to utilize the existing capacity, all the players are trying for major market share by hitting the margins The main problem in residential & multi-storied towers is the column spacing & clear spacing restriction between floors. The floor beams are to be covered with false ceiling & the columns have to be encased with light weight concrete or gypsum board or fire proofed with special coatings as per norms. These issues are making it highly uneconomical compared to traditional RCC construction. There is huge shortage of skilled construction workers in India & also there are project execution challenges in case of civil traditional construction of houses. Availability of sand is an issue nowadays due to ban on mining in many states. Prefab structures are the best alternative for housing units in view of these constraints. Govt. of India is funding for Indira Awas Yojana, which is meant for rural houses & Rajiv Awas Yojana, which is meant for urban poor. Under both schemes, Govt. of India is funding around Rs 75,000 for each house & the funding from State Govt. is ranging from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 per each house. We are working with a leading educational institution in India for an affordable housing unit in prefab technology.

Why Is PEBs Better?

as per the needs of the client & built to cater to an extensive array of application in various industry sectors. Alternatively, they can also be referred to as pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB). They are different from traditional buildings & offer swift delivery & construction, flexibility in expansion & can resist adverse weather conditions. Since the last few decades, pre-engineered metal as well as steel buildings has witnessed a surge in popularity owing to its very fine qualities like flexibility, adaptability & durability. These factors have played a significant part in making steel one of the most coveted materials for building construction. When deciding to construct a new building for either commercial or residential purposes, it is vital to understand the risk as well as advantages. It is vital to comprehend & weigh in the pros & cons of each & every material.

Features of PEBs:

Cost efficiency: PEBs are viewed as a fantastic economical option when selecting the next house for you or your business. The pre-fabricated buildings are cut, prepared & built to conveniently mesh together. This decreases the construction & manpower expenses, by a lot. Once the foundation is set, the items are provided on the site. The rest of the time will be spent on joining the perfected items in a quicker, affordable & cost-efficient way. Quicker Construction Time: One of the most attractive features of a pre-engineered building is that it is pre-fabricated. When it comes to other building materials, there is a requirement to construct the building on site, but with a pre-fabricated material, the sections are completed even before the ground in broken. Since the structure has already been cut to precise measurements, they can be fitted together easily, thus cutting the time to put together a building from scratch. Weather Resistant & Superior Quality: One of the best features of a pre-engineered building is that steel is one of the most durable construction materials out there. Steel is pre-engineered to resist adverse weather conditions such as high winds, snow storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, ice storms & so forth. The structure is not going to mold or rot, which in turn will shield it against insects or pests. Less Maintenance: As opposed to brick or wooden framed buildings, steel buildings can withstand harsh weather. Thus they will not crack or rot when faced with these conditions. Thanks to its pre-engineered structure, steel will be able to face moisture, aging, mold, pests well. All of this contributes to low maintenance as the structure continues to look good. If you wish to construct a pre-engineered building, do consider hiring the services of New Life Steel Structures, one of the leading PEBs manufacturer. We have prided ourselves for offering quality services since 1992 & have only grown exponentially since. A PEB is fabricated with the best inventory of raw materials sourced & manufacturing methods that can effectively meet structural as well as aesthetic design needs. When it comes to the industry, it is vital to build a commercial facility that has a lot of indoor space. With pre-engineered designs, the different ways in which a work space can be configured are limitless. Building designs can be customized as per the clients’ requirements & at the same time, it can be highly cost-effective as well as offer the utilities that CoS anticipate. There are several industrial benefits of having pre-engineered steel buildings. High-Quality equipment storage: One of the advantages of PEBs is their capability to hoard all kinds of products: namely – costly machinery, mechanical elements, building & production materials & heavy equipment & many tools. These items need to be stored in ultra-safe facilities where they could be protected from burglars. For many commercial entities, storage buildings can also double up as machine shops & other kinds of work that don’t need expansive places. Open Spaces: Pre-engineered steel buildings are viewed as great workspaces for different kinds of industries. The wide-open spans developed by this type of building enables firms to design their work areas to get maximum productivity. Since there are no pillars or other structural barriers that could be in the way, one can set up shop the way they prefer. These huge, open spaces utilize machinery like forklifts & skid-steer loaders as a great option. Equipped Garages: Those who work in a garage atmosphere like mechanics, welders & others will enjoy functioning in PEBs. They provide a lot of storage options for tools, equipment, parts & so forth. They also make space for bigger machines like trucks, tractor-trailer, RVs & back-hoes. Customers may be happy viewing their vehicles & machines placed in secure facilities & employees will enjoy working in a regulated environment. Convenience: Several industrial organizations are slowly beginning to see the advantage of having a commercial office space in their pre-engineered building design, as it talks about all the elements of their business needs. With good planning, your commercial building can integrate & include the office your team requires to finish administrative jobs, while placing it separately from the actual work place. Because of thus, the owners don’t have to build numerous buildings, while enabling the highest amount of workplace productivity as well as office efficiency. Overall, PEBs score over the traditional structures because they literally require no maintenance. More & more industries & CoS should look into having their commercial facilities in PEBs for all the benefits it entails.

Eco-friendly benefits of PEBs

In structural engineering, PEBs are erected by a PEB supplier or PEB manufacturer. They utilize the best suited inventory of raw materials sourced from all places. The manufacturing methodologies can effectively cater to an extensive range of structural as well as aesthetic design needs. They are sometimes also referred to as pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB). Since it has become greatly common owing to the decreased amount of pre-engineering involved in custom computer-aided designs, occasionally it can also called Engineered Metal Buildings (EMB). As per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “A green building is a structure that is environmentally responsible & resource-efficient throughout its life-cycle”. Pre-engineered steel buildings cater to the requirements completely & makes for a fantastic green building material. Recyclable: When it comes to recycling, steel is recycled more compared to any other material. There are several reasons for that: Steel disintegrates itself easily from other waste materials with massive electromagnets. Steel has the capability to be recycled infinite times without losing any strength. Recycled steel is required to generate new steel. Save landfill space: Construction & demolition (C&D) waste makes up for a huge portion of the debris thrown into landfills. Steel-framed buildings last more compared to most conventional structures, instantly decreasing C&D waste. As steel recycles so quickly, most old steel bridges, trains, ships, cars, pipes, cans & other products end up at recycling center as opposed to the local dump ground. Save Trees: There would be fewer structures framed with wood as there are more buildings framed with steel now. Since less lumber are utilized in construction, fewer trees have to be sacrificed for lumber. Trees take up carbon dioxide from our atmosphere while generating life-giving oxygen. To inhale more breathable air, we need more trees to be alive & well. Save Energy: A correctly insulated prefabricated steel building reduces heating & cooling expenses enormously. This significantly decreases energy cost over the lifetime of the building. No Termite: Wood & other organic materials lure termites, wood ants, rats, mice & mold. The lumber requires to be treated with powerful chemicals to dissuade those pests. The structure & the ground enclosing it need periodic & expensive insecticide treatments. Inorganic steel is not able to hook termites & mold. Thus no chemical treatments are needed, unless the steel building is home to wooden products. Steel Lasts Longer: A steel-framed building will last far longer as compared to a wood-framed structure. When it has truly outlasted its usefulness, the steel framing recycles again. Even if we fast-forward hundreds of years, the steel in today’s structures will always prove to be useful. Based on the above points, it is beyond a doubt true that pre-engineered steel buildingsare eco-friendly in nature. Apart from that, pre-fabricated structures are also environmentally conscious. Portable cabins from any esteemed portable cabin manufacturer can also be constructed in a manner that is environmentally friendly.


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