Adopted for its aesthetic aspect and technical performance by architectural and designer firms, steel is a material that can be used for any type of work: warehouses, commercial offices, stadiums, schools, etc. but also detached houses and modular dwellings!
We detail in this article 4 good reasons to choose steel for your future construction.
Respect for the environment
Allowing a dry construction (little waste on the site), the steel is indefinitely 100 recyclable and this without any alteration of its qualities!
The most recycled material in the world for more than a century (the first recycled steels appeared in 1856 with the MARTIN-SIEMENS process), steel contributes to the preservation of resources.
Indeed, the steel industry has been engaged for several years for a construction 100 responsible:from the extraction of raw materials to the deconstruction of the works.
This is unlike other materials such as concrete (which can only be recycled once) or wood, which is very often impregnated with glue, varnish and/or paint, allowing only recycling in the form of particle panels, which again can only be held with glues…
In addition, as the degree of pre-manufacturing is high for a steel construction, on-site operations are reduced, as is waste production. All this by optimizing deliveries and deadlines: 30 to 70 less than in traditional construction. Not only do steel yards not use water, but they are also clean and quiet: a good point for your future neighbours 🙂
Always in the respect of the environment, steel is a material that allows real energy savings. Coupled with high-performance acoustic and thermal insulation solutions, you will limit your energy loss and greenhouse gas emissions.
Resistance to natural and climatic phenomena
Steel meets all the requirements of the various safety regulations.
Due to its natural properties and the treatments associated with it, it is a material that is at once fireproof, seismic, paracyclonic and insensitive to fungi, termites and other pests.
As far as fire hazards are, steel is non-combustible. That is, it does not participate in the development of fire. In addition, it is gas-proof and fireproof and retains deadly fumes. Reversibleis also the only structural material that has the ability to regain its original capabilities in the cooling phase.
In the face of seismic tremors,a steel construction is able to deform without collapsing (a major cause of mortality in earthquakes).
This is why, in areas of high seismic risk, many buildings, even of the building type, are built of steel.
At Bimify, we use the constructive TITAN process developed in Japan 40 years ago.
The elements of a metal structure can therefore deform without the risk of rupture. Thanks to its lightness, steel reduces the masses set in motion during an earthquake and consequently theinertia of the building.
In France, since 1 May 2011, seismic regulations have evolved with the entry into force ofEurocodes 8 establishing the “rules of design and sizing of structures for their resistance to earthquakes” and the implementation of a new seismic zoning.
Steel is the material that is most naturally resistant to natural phenomena such as storms or parasites.
Steel can be reinforced by numerous corrosion protection systems, and it is a guarantee of longevity for your construction. Finally, the lighter a structure is, the less energy it needs to heat it. Therefore, your steel structure 6 times less heavy than concrete will allow you better insulation.
Saving time and money
Not only is 30 cheaper than the traditional and 3 times faster to build,steel is also a material that allows the development of large glass spaces.
A real advantage to take advantage of themore comfortable natural lighting for the occupant (provided you also think of summer sunshine with high-quality glazing or sunbreakers) and also to make real energy savings! With a Very competitive overall cost,the use of steel for your construction guarantees you a longevity of appearance and function of your work.
Design and modularity
It is the primary property of steel: its manoeuvrability that allows architects and designers to give free rein to their great creativity!
Indeed, this material adapts as much to the modern, with a new construction, as to the old one with, for example, the restoration of an old building.
Thanks to its economic advantage, its low environmental impact and its unlimited design, steel is perfectly suited to the construction challenges for the City of Tomorrow.
For multiple uses and decorations, steel is aimed at all types of buildings:from tiny House to R-8, through the garden lodge to large urban halls.
In addition, the manufacture of steel structure elements is extremely precise.
With Building Information Modeling(BIM)technology, you are assured of a construction without measurement error.
This is the case at Bimify,with our French production based on these modeling and robotics technologies. Our Tiny Houses and other galvanized steel constructions are fully customizable and customizable to create your unique construction!
Want to discuss your project with professionals? Contact the BIMIFY team 🙂