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Optpeb.com has revolutionised the Steel Building Technology by Infilling the walls and Puring the Floors with Light Weight Foam Concrete giving our buildings the feel of Conventional Concrete Buildings. The Walls become Solid resulting to no Hollowness and better Thermal & Sound Insulation. The Floors are Strong as Concrete and can be layed with any kind of final material chosen by the client.
What is foam concrete and how it is made?
Foam Concrete is also Known as Cellular light weight concrete, "CLC‟, Foamed cement, Light Weight Concrete across the world with its greater advantages from 5 years. The basic foam concrete is made from mixing aqueous foam which is produced from generators into Slurry of Cement, fly ash or sand, water and other additives in a precise mixing in foam concrete mixer for accurate mixing without disturbing its original chemical and physical properties. The Final mixture Results many small air cells uniformly distributed throughout the concrete which will creates cellular structural material densities ranging from 300kgs/m³ to 1800kgs/m³ with compressive strengths between 5kgs/cm² to 200kgs/cm². The Precise Controls of the volume of air cells in foam concrete will results controlled densities and strengths of foam Concrete. The final mixture is either pumped or transfers manually for casting of blocks, panels, precast items, prefabricated houses, void fillings, roof insulations, floor Screeds and many other applications without any vibration or Compaction. Foam Concrete manufacturing consumes higher amounts of fly ash (which is waste material from thermal power stations) hence it is consider as green building material. At present foam concrete is using in construction for many applications throughout the world from last four to five decades.
LETS INTRODUCE THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS STEP BY STEP
STEP 1- FOUNDATIONS
Foundation for the uilding is made In accordance with type of building and load its capacity.
STEP 2- STEEL STRUCTURE
Steel structure is mounted on the prepared foundations.
STEP 3- SERVICES
Arrangement of the Service Lines: Electrical & Water Lines/ Sewage Pipe. Fixing of the Ventilation system
STEP 4- SHUTTERING
Heavy combined panels serves as temporary cast formwork inside and outside of the wall. The panels are fixed to the steel frame using screws.
STEP 5- CASTING
Light Weight Foam Concrete prepared in Special Machines is then poured between the installed panels, completely filling the space.
Why Steel ?
Steel is Economic:
Prefabricated load bearing elements provide high quality for reasonable prices and shorten the construction period to a great extend. Steel is the material that has the highest ratio of load bearing capacity / weight. Thanks to its high load bearing capacity steel structural members are produced as small profiles and sizes, lighter and at perfect quality. As the sizes of the load bearing elements are far smaller than wood and concrete, usable space is a lot bigger in steel buildings, which enables a more efficient use of the buildings space. Price balance and short construction periods offer early moving in options with cost advantages i.e. paying fewer rents or less interest rate.
Steel is Earthquake Resistant:
Steel is the most resistant construction material thanks to its high resistance, flexibility and lightness. As it is a very light material, it can resist to impacts without breaking apart. The only factor to reduce the earthquake force is to lighten the building. Because the bigger the mass of the building is, the stronger the force of the earthquake to be imposed on the building is. Steel houses are 5 times lighter than the concrete buildings. This means that the earthquake force to be imposed on the building is 5 times smaller.
Steel is Environmentally Friendly:
Steel is a durable and reusable material. Materials obtained from the removal of steel buildings are recycled. A buildings skeleton made of light-gauge steel can be recycled from 7-8 old cars. On the other hand 50 trees need to be cut to build a similar house of wood.
Steel is Quick:
Building up process is very quick and independent from weather conditions in steel construction as concrete is not needed except for the foundation and subbasement. This allows a decrease in the need for capital and in the construction costs. Assembling of a 200 m2 house can be completed in only 7 days.
Steel is of High Quality:
Quality of steel which is a completely industrial product that is produced all over the world at the set standards is checked and certified in every production step. Manufacturers or users cannot intervene with its physical features. Theoretical calculations are valid at the implementation. As it is not hidden in concrete it can always be checked against the project and standards.
Galvanized Steel doesnt Corrode:
Galvanized steel is used in the light-gauge steel frame manufacturing so the resistance against corrosion is high, it doesnot rust.
Steel is Flexible:
Adaptation to our rapidly changing life styles can be more easily and economically provided in steel buildings. Partition walls can be removed or their places can be changed to meet your changing needs even years after the construction.
Steel doesnt pose danger in terms of Lightening:
Unlike other frame systems steel construction doesnot pose danger in terms of lightning, because the protection installation creates a path going towards the land and diminishes the risks of explosions, small sized fires and injuries.