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How do the LGSF structures perform during an earthquake?

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 earthquake. 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.

Advantages of LGSF structures during earthquake

Earthquakes cause 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 frames that suggests that the steel structures made from cold bearings are suitable for earthquake-prone areas, but they may also fail in case of the high degree of the earthquake. LGSF structures are fabricated using cold formed steel frames which have a higher tensile strength.

LGSF system enables manufacturers to produce light-weight but high tensile steel sheets. The sheet surface is coated with alloys that completely covers the steel surface and seals it from the corrosive action of its environment. This results in buildings that are more solid, rigid, stronger, durable and easier to build. One such organisation providing LGSF service is Stratus Steel.

About Stratus Steel

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. The organisation also provides LGSF design support and an array of comprehensive back-end support for all LGSF projects.

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