3 Common Types Of Steel Building Construction

Posted by CDMG Team on Jun 5, 2020 10:33:22 AM
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Steel buildings are the most flexible solutions on the market for contractors, builders, and DIYers.

Steel buildings are durable, and they require virtually no maintenance once they're constructed.

The benefits they come with are innumerable.

Custom engineering and design of today's metal buildings allow owners to have the look they want and the functionality they need.

Today's building owners have state-of-the-art requirements, and they demand that their buildings live up to those expectations, but also offer flexibility, energy efficiency, and speedy construction times.

When you choose to build with a steel building, you get all of those benefits, and design, fabrication, and construction times are significantly reduced.

Future expansion is also much easier with a steel building, allowing your building to grow along with your business.

With the increasing popularity of steel buildings, people are starting to get curious and have a lot of questions about the inner workings of metal buildings.

One of the main questions people have it what kind of steel is used for the construction of steel buildings.

There are three very common types, and each one has its own benefits.

In the article below, we will examine these three types of steel, and what makes them unique.

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1.Plain Carbon Steel Or Mild Steel 

This is the most common type of steel used in building construction known as plain carbon steel or mild steel.

Its strength and durability are beyond measurement, ensuring a sturdy build.

The strength that mild steel provides is extremely useful in building construction and has many advantages.

Due to the strength that mild steel provides, it is extremely useful in building construction and has many advantages.

It never cracks, it's incredibly flexible, and it is ductile and has excellent plasticity.

This makes it able to endure natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes without significant damage.

This is by far the most significant benefit of mild steel.

Other construction materials might easily collapse, break down, or catch on fire. Mild steel will not.

Mild steel is low carbon steel, meaning that it consists of .05%-.35% of carbon.

This type of steel has two yield points, making it simpler to handle.

Mild steel has a density of 7.85 g/cm. Due to its weldability, plain-carbon steel is higher in strength than any other.

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2. Rebar Steel

Commonly known as reinforcing steel, this type of steel is used as a tension device for reinforced concrete or reinforced masonry structures.

It's created using carbon steel, with added ridges for mechanical anchoring in the concrete.

It holds the concrete into compression, and it's available in various grades, that vary in yield strength, vital tensile strength, chemical composition, and elongation percentage.

It provides resistance, durability, and aesthetic resistance with local resistance and stiffness that spreads through a vast area that other types of steel aren't usually capable of.

It has immense expansion potential and comes in various sizes depending on your country and what you're building.

It's very recyclable, with little environmental impact.

There are various types of rebar, including plain steel wire used for concrete reinforcement, epoxy coated steel bars, plain bars and rail steel deformed bars, steel, and zinc coated bars, low-alloy steel, stainless steel, axel steel, and many, many others.

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3. Structural Steel

Structural steel shapes are made from this kind of steel, that is formed out of a precise cross-section, following specific standards for mechanical properties and chemical composition.

Structural steel comes in various shapes like I-Beam, Z shape, HSS shape, T shaped, and many more.

Standard structural steel will vary depending on what country you build in.

For example, European I-beam is Euronorm 19-57, while structural steel in the USA comes in carbon, low alloy quenched and tempered alloy steel, etc.

Structural steel is ductile, strong, durable, and it can be morphed into almost any shape based on the construction.

It can also be constructed almost immediately once it's received at the construction site.

Structural steel is fire resistant, but corrosion must be prevented.

Skyscrapers built with structural steel have been known to withstand various disasters.

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