In India, the pre-engineered construction industry is worth $0.38 billion. PEBs currently account for 33% of the Indian construction market, with traditional construction accounting for the remaining 67%. Steel, particularly the Pre-engineered Building System, is developing as a viable alternative to traditional concrete building methods due to its numerous advantages, the most important of which is its environmental friendliness. PEBs have already had a tremendous influence on the Indian construction industry, covering almost all qualities such as sturdiness, durability, finishing, sustainable development, lifespan, and faster construction. The industry is anticipated for exponential growth as possibilities emerge in industrial corridors, 100 smart cities, rural development, and other areas.
As a result of their great suitability for modern engineering needs, PEBs occupy a unique niche in the construction industry. PEBs are progressively being employed in a wide range of applications, including industrial, commercial, and residential buildings, multistory structures, stadiums, schools, exposition centres, bridges, railway stations, metro applications and airports, among others.
Pre-engineered buildings are built with structural pieces such as columns, roof trusses, purlins, and other structural elements that are pre-fabricated at a factory and assembled on-site using bolts.
With all that said, here are the major advantages of PEBs –
Construction time – The manufacturing line is highly evolved, with auto welders, multi-cutting torches, shear cutting machines, and other features that drastically reduce the production time. Buildings are typically delivered within a few weeks of receiving drawing approval. Site assembly is rapid since all construction components are delivered completed and ready for site bolting. It has the potential to shorten the entire construction time of a project in half.
Lower cost – Design, manufacture, and site-building all have significant cost reductions. In addition, the secondary pieces and cladding nest reduce the transportation costs. Compared to normal steel, the cost can be minimised by up to 30 percent.
The flexibility of expansion – We can expand the length, height, and breadth of a pre-engineered building in the future by adding more bays since it offers flexible expansion possibilities.
Low maintenance – Steel panels with modern metal treatments and coatings will be more resistant to corrosion, chemical attack, and can also be quickly restored if damaged.
Seismic Resistance – When compared to conventional concrete constructions, the superstructure composed of steel is light and flexible enough to give superior earthquake resistance.
Pre-engineered steel structures are used in commercial buildings (office buildings, department shops, exhibition halls, conference centres), production halls (factories, power plants, boiler houses), logistic buildings (warehouses, cold storage buildings), and other buildings (aircraft hangars, stadiums, bridges, shipyards, etc). Recently, the emphasis has shifted to incorporate residential development projects such as staff cottages and flats.
Industrial – Factories, Workshops, Warehouses, Cold stores, Car parking sheds, Slaughter houses, Cement plants, Steel rolling mills
Commercial – Showrooms, Distribution centres, Supermarkets, Restaurants, Offices, Service stations, Shopping centres
Institutional – Schools, Exhibition halls, Hospitals, Theatres, Auditoriums, Sports halls, Malls, Stadiums, Universities
Aviation and Military – Aircraft hangers, Administration Buildings, Residential barracks, Support facilities
Recreational – Gymnasiums, Swimming pool enclosures, Indoor tennis courts
Agricultural – Poultry-Dairy Farms, Greenhouses, Grain storage, Animal confinement
In a world shifting towards a more environmentally-conscious business era, pre-engineered steel structures are the most appropriate option for environmentally-conscious companies. These structures offer a range of environmental benefits. Green buildings are those whose design and construction materials considerably decrease or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment and its occupants. Pre-engineered building is a fundamentally green product with a lower environmental effect than traditional brick and stone construction. The energy-efficient technologies used to produce steel for pre-engineered buildings, as well as the high recycled content, assist to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Apart from providing convenient solutions to all building structures, steel has also been proven to be environmentally friendly, recyclable, energy efficient, of superior quality, durable and low maintenance.
Pinax believes in advancing the concept of pre-engineered buildings by incorporating ‘green’ elements into its manufacturing and building processes. We simplify complex projects with our PEB solutions by offering distinctive turn-key prefabricated steel structures. As a result, our products provide maximum value at the lowest possible cost. Our experts can help you transform these next-generation engineering goods into smart buildings that are future-ready and tailored to your preferences.