The high design quality which can be seen in the factory architecture of the leading companies in Europe and the United States is already well known.
With the increasingly serious problem of global warming in recent years, attention is now focused on the environmental performance of buildings. Buildings have a controlling effect on long-term energy efficiency and environmental impacts, and those in the industrial sector to which manufacturing industries belong are no exception.
For companies, industrial buildings such as factories and warehouses support everyday operations, and are not only basic infrastructure which forms the working environment of employees, but also affect operating costs, including energy costs, maintenance cost, which steadily accumulate each year. “In comparison with buildings in other sectors, the design ability and design quality of industrial buildings are seldom noticed, but for a company which aims to coexist with its local community and secure excellent human resources, while continuing to develop in the global economy, the design of factory architecture is an important element which symbolises or publicises the company’s corporate culture and workplace environment, and inspires trust in the community and attracts human resources,” says Arun Shrimant Dabhade Patil, Marketing Director, Yashraj Steel Building Solution.
The high design quality which can be seen in the factory architecture of the leading companies in Europe and the United States is already well known. India has also entered an era where high design quality is demanded in factory architecture.
Patil shares some of the benefits of pre-engineered buildings:
• Optimised design of steel reducing weight
• Easy future expansion or modification
• Voluminous space (up to 60 metres clear spans, 30 metres eave heights)
• Weather proof
• No fire hazards
• International quality standards
• Seismic and wind pressure resistant
• Quality design, manufacturing and erection
• Quick delivery and quick turn-key construction
• Architectural versatility
• Energy efficient roof and wall system using Rockwool and PUF insulation
• Water-tight roofs and wall coverings
• Pre-painted and has low maintenance requirement
• Easy integration of all construction materials
• Erection of the building is fast
• Building can be dismantled and relocated easily
• Future extensions can be easily accommodated without much hassle.
Developed countries have shifted to PEB structures as it is fast and easy to build at low cost. For increased use of PEB structures, shift in mindset that concrete is the only default construction material in the buildings segment needs to be changed. There is a recent trend of using metal buildings as an option for affordable housing in various developing countries including India. These are typically small metal buildings, complete with civil foundations, electrical, plumbing and drainage solutions. To join the growth story as developed countries, the time has come to understand and start using PEB structures in all types of constructions.
Pre-engineered steel buildings use a combination of built-up sections, hot rolled sections and cold formed elements which provide the basic steel frame work with a choice of single skin sheeting with added insulation or insulated sandwich panels for roofing and wall cladding. The concept is designed to provide a complete building envelope system which is air tight, energy efficient, optimum in weight and cost and, above all, designed to fit user requirement like a well fitted glove.