Steel Building Solution (SBS)
Steel Building Solution (SBS)
APL Apollo has recently launched the next-generation steel buildings solutions (SBS) that has revolutionized the tubular construction industry. PEB (Pre Engineered Buildings) materials that are of excellent quality, offer value for money, improve project execution time and remain environmentally friendly would greatly benefit the construction industry. Tubular structural steel construction solutions help the industry to build faster and better.
Mechanical and industrial applications
Staircases and railings
Support structures for mechanical equipment
The steel building solutions offered by APL Apollo are expected to usher in a revolution in the tubular construction industry with far-reaching benefits to all stakeholders and a positive impact on the environment.
THE ISSUES WITH RCC and other material STRUCTURES
RCC structures have an average construction time of 155 days. They require plenty of labour to construct which can be very difficult to arrange due to labour unavailability and shortages. RCC structures also suffer from high admin cost and cost overruns due to delays. The water requirements are also very high during construction. Construction and curing of RCC structures also becomes very difficult during the rainy seasons. Lastly, RCC construction is associated with air and water pollution.
FEATURES OF STEEL BUILDING SOLUTIONS
High Strength: The tubular structure is extremely strong and will not break easily. In other words, it can withstand both external and internal stress. An uneven building design, incorrect alignment, insufficient cover, or frequent temperature highs and lows might all contribute to this stress.
Aesthetically Pleasing: Tubular shapes are attractive to the eye because they are easily changed in the design phase: bent or curved, giving it an aesthetic appearance.
Sustainable and Environment-friendly: Tubular steel solutions are ecologically benign, as they do not pollute the air and help to conserve water. Steel is recyclable, has higher strength, is earthquake resistant, and provides up to 6% more clear height.
Durability: This material is not only robust, but also durable, versatile, and adaptable, making it suitable for a wide range of construction applications. Understanding what steel can accomplish is one method to ensure that you are purchasing the correct building material and that your project will go off without a hitch.
Stress Resistance: This item has a high tensile strength. It's pliable and ductile. As a result, it is not readily broken. In other words, it can successfully withstand both external and internal stress. This stress might be caused by uneven construction design, a faulty alignment, an inadequate cover, or even repeated temperature highs and lows.
Cost Effective: Another advantage of tubular structure is its low cost. There is less waste and fewer errors since the modules are made in a controlled environment. As a result, the end product is less expensive and of superior quality.
APPLICATIONS OF STEEL BUILDING SOLUTIONS
Tubular construction solutions are perfect for medical structures, housing, schools, courts, high-rise buildings, hotels, malls, offices, warehouses, sheds, cold storage, food parks, factory buildings, process structures, oxygen plants, aviation hangers, data centers and more.
High-rise buildings: Tubular steel is widely employed in the construction sector, probably most notably as the backbone of scaffolding systems. To survive difficult working circumstances, these galvanized lengths of hollow steel are built with great mechanical stability and exceptional impact resistance. Tubular steel products are also increasingly being utilized to support I-beams and structural connections in steel framing systems, allowing for the construction of higher structures than ever before.
Building frames: Because of its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, tubular steel is often utilized in the construction of building frames. It is frequently used to construct the support framework for huge constructions such as bridges and stadiums.
Mechanical and industrial applications: Because of its strength and longevity, tubular steel is extensively utilized in the manufacture of machinery and equipment. It is frequently used to make conveyor systems, scaffolding, and other sorts of industrial equipment.
Tubular structural steel is also used in the construction of hospitals and schools. In these types of buildings, tubular steel is often used to create the framework for the building, providing structural support and stability. Some specific applications of tubular steel in hospitals and schools include:
Staircases and railings: Tubular steel is often used in the construction of staircases and railings in hospitals and schools due to its strength and durability. It can withstand heavy foot traffic and is resistant to damage.
Support structures for mechanical equipment: Tubular steel can be used to create support structures for mechanical equipment such as HVAC systems and ductwork in hospitals and schools.
Issues with RCC structure
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TUBULAR STEEL STRUCTURE AND RCC STRUCTURE
|Tubular Steel Structure
|Steel building structures are ductile in nature thus increasing their resistance to dynamic loads.
|RCC structures are highly brittle in nature
|Foundation sizes are smaller as compare to RCC structure, so even in foundations lesser quantity of water required
|Average ground water consumption with RCC construction in India is 25 KL/sq. m. RCC continuously soaks ground water even after completion of structure
|Complex architectural works are feasible in Steel structure (arc type structures, larger clear span, parabola etc)
|Generally plan, straight and simple structure There will be no scope of modifications to the structure without destructing the existing work.
|The steel building structures are extremely cost-effective and saves up to 95% of time.
|It takes 8 days per slab for steel structure while it is around 24 days per slab for RCC structure.
|Construction time is approximately 15 days
|Construction time is approximately 120 days
|Requires approximately 5 labourers on site
|Requires approximately 20 labourers on site
|No site pollution
|Causes site pollution
|Requires 20% site work
|Requires 100% site work
|Quality assurance can be easily ensured
|Quality assurance is very difficult to measure and ensure
|Foundation size and quantity is less as compared to RCC
|High foundation size and quantity
RCC vs. Tubular Structure
APL Apollo’s Steel Building Solutions (SBS) or Tubular construction is a game-changing technology that is bound to bring in a revolution in the construction space. The entire construction process ensures that the ecological balance is fairly maintained with zero air pollution and zero water wastage. It improves recyclability and is more time efficient and cost-effective than conventional construction processes.