Prefabricated buildings are very close to the modular building process. But the prefabricated steel structure building is slightly different from the modular building process.
In a modular structure, the building is manufactured from different parts called modules inside the factory.
These modules are combined shapes and structures, much like a jigsaw puzzle, which can create a whole, usable structure.
A module can constitute one half of a room and must be connected to the other half, or it can be an entire room and can be connected to other rooms to create a building or house.
The prefab structure is different. In prefabricated steel structures, plans are made by accurately reading the site and designing the building to be built.
Then the building design is decomposed into multiple parts, and the skeleton structure of the building is designed separately to construct steel parts and beams for development.
Then, all building components and steel structure components are manufactured in-house. Parts smaller than the module will be shipped to the construction site.
Then use many smaller steel beams and angles to assemble the parts on site to form a larger structure.
What are the advantages of prefabricated steel structures over conventional buildings?
Prefabricated steel structure buildings have many advantages over traditional construction techniques. Due to the use of structural steel, it has high durability and flexible structure, making it an excellent substitute for traditional construction techniques.
Customization and durability
The prefabricated structure can easily meet customer expectations. The use of structural steel gives the privilege to modify the structure.
Therefore, complex designs can be made of steel in the factory, and can be assembled on the construction site, and have the appearance that the customer wants.
The prefabricated structure can be used to build warehouses, event centers, city halls and houses, and can be customized.
The steel manufacturing industry has made great progress in providing various textures, colors and shapes, which will enable you to have the desired appearance indoors, outside or on the roof, including the strength of steel.
Metal parts and wall panels can be customized to provide an appearance similar to other materials:
Steel frame roof panels can look like asphalt or shingles
By using different paints and other materials, the wall panels can have a brick texture
The steel frame allows the addition of man-made materials, such as man-made stone products
The interior design can be customized accordingly for small offices or larger interior areas
Unlike stone or concrete, steel used in prefabricated structures can also provide durability without being as bulky as stone or concrete blocks.
Wooden structures are weaker than steel, and with natural changes in composition, overtime will worsen.
On the other hand, the steel will remain in its original state and maintenance costs will be extremely low or negligible.
Termites or fungal eruptions can contaminate steel. The steel structure will withstand high-speed winds and will remain stable even in an earthquake.
Environmental and sustainable
Steel has always been a recyclable compound. It is more biodegradable than most plastics.
Therefore, even if you do not recycle, most of the demolished buildings will be accepted by the earth.
After your building is emptied or no longer needed, steel can be reused for the construction of other things.
The same parts of your house can be used to build other structures elsewhere. Steel is completely environmentally friendly because it does not generate toxic gases like concrete during construction.
The wood will catch fire and smoke, and the steel frame in the prefab steel structure will stay there without burning and emitting carbon.
The tight fittings and leak-free doors and windows in the prefabricated building make it a good condition for heat insulation and air conditioning. This can reduce utility bills and save costs and time
Cost reduction and rapid construction are the two main advantages of prefabricated steel structures.
Therefore, the construction method of prefabricated buildings is carried out in different places. The main structure of the building consists of parts.
These parts are constructed inside the factory using machinery rather than humans. In this way, the rest of the site development and basic work can be completed quickly without waiting for the reassembly of the components.
Although time is money, prefabricated buildings can also save costs. Due to the use of factory-built construction methods, the cost of manual labor has been reduced. Since the entire building can be transported to the construction site at one time, the transportation cost of raw materials is also saved.
Prefabricated steel structures are a more sustainable choice for traditional concrete or wood structures.
The use of structural steel provides all the customization you need without the need for external design and modification.
Architectural design allows you to easily reshape various parts of the building, and the manufacturer can help you do this.