Steel’s ability to increase the speed of construction through its modular fabrication, enables tight schedules that can fit more easily around changeable weather conditions. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/safety-performance/weather/
Across many parts of the world, buildings are constructed in areas subject to seismic activity. In these areas, unless buildings are designed to resist forces resulting from earthquakes, significant structural damage or complete collapse may occur.
The use of structural steel as the primary structural material allows designers to take advantage of the lower mass of steel buildings and the ability of the material to deform plastically and absorb energy while doing so. Energy absorbing components can also easily be incorporated into a structural steel solution.
The key advantages of deploying steel-framed buildings in seismic areas:
- The ductility of steel and steel frames
- The flexibility and low weight of steel buildings
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Acoustic considerations are relevant for all building types, but are particularly important in the residential sector, as well as civic buildings, such as schools or hospitals. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/safety-performance/acoustic/
Construction sites can present a range of challenging conditions. The ability of steel to be manufactured off-site is an advantage for speed of construction. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/safety-performance/construction-conditions/