How do the LGSF structures perform during an earthquake?

By 03/18/2021Blog

The construction industry is moving at a steadfast pace with major developments in the construction methods. Earlier the construction of a building was carried out using, brick, mortar or wood and iron structures that supported the building, but with change in the environment, more environmental calamities like earthquake, etc. started affecting the peace of the land, to cope with this situation, the construction industry needed to come up with a more stable and reliable solution.

Technically, it’s highly impossible to design and build an earthquake-proof building that can guarantee to resist any kind of earthquakes. However, it is possible to design a number of earthquake-resistant features during the construction process using earthquake engineering techniques that will increase enormously the chances of survival of both buildings and their occupants.

Light Gauge Steel Framing is amongst the ideal choice of material for construction for its physical attributes, light-weight, strong, durable, high damage tolerant and construction-friendly metal.

Earthquake causes a drastic and immediate shift below and above the surface, causing the building structures to shake and in some cases shatter to nothing. This can be prevented when the buildings are not made from heavy raw materials like, iron, wood or cement, which may cause significant damage to the people living in it and the property.

Some studies have been carried out to find the sustainability of light gauge steel frame that suggests that the steel structures made from cold bearing are suitable for earthquake-prone areas, but they may also fail in case of the high degree of the earthquake.

Stratus-Steel is a pioneer in modular operation theatre manufacturers with over 35 years of experience and expertise in light gauge steel framing, cold-rolled sections, drywall construction, roofing solutions, etc. in India.

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