Pre-engineered buildings (PEBs) are considered the new-age solution for real estate development. Typically made of metal such as steel or aluminium, they are being globally recognized as a viable and economical alternative to the conventional construction made of concrete and wood.
Engineering experts and industrialists have long identified such buildings as ideal for applications such as factory sheds and warehouses but today PEBs cover virtually all types of construction. The pre-engineered buildings market is projected to grow from USD 14.5 billion in 2019 to reach USD 25.0 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 11.5%. The reason is not hard to find.
For the erection of modular buildings and new projects, why are PEBs being recommended as the right choice? The primary reason is that pre-engineering makes it a smart solution, resolving the problems of the time. The steel structurals are manufactured and fabricated in advance at the factory and the components are simple assembled on-site for quick erection. A building can literally come up within days!
Manufacturing: Pre-engineered building components are made to measure at the factory based on architectural requirements. The production process of steel PEBs includes a long series of steps such as cutting, bending, welding, coating etc. Components can include floors, frames for the wall and parts of the roof. Manufactured and fabricated in the factory the segregated parts once ready are transported to the site.
Assembling: At the site, all that is needed now is that the components are joined together. Unlike reinforced concrete where every step from measuring to drying must be done on spot, putting up a PEB is vastly simpler and requires a fraction of the manpower. The building comes ready-made with parts numbered and coded for easy fitting. They just need to be bolted on, which is a much quicker process.
Return on Investment
When compared to traditional concrete buildings, steel PEBs usually offer a superior return on investment. Apart from the fact that steel has high resale value while concrete does not, it also has the advantage of more standardized components which enable economies of scale during production. PEB components can be used for a large number of projects across a diverse range of construction such as industrial sheds, warehouses solar projects airports, hospitals and even residences.
Value for money
Finally, analysis of construction factors such as flexibility, budget and quality shows that steel PEBs score higher than traditional alternatives on almost all parameters. The use of chemically treated steel ensures that the erected building does not get easily damaged or corroded. This translates into a longer lifespan and lower maintenance costs. Steel PEB structures can also be easily dismantled, transported and re-erected in another site – something that is impossible for concrete buildings. Finally, end-of-life demolition of steel PEBs have high salvage value while brick and mortar only turns into rubble.
Pinax PEBs are your one-stop solution for all infrastructure needs. We design and manufacture the full range of components backed by quality services for precise planning and erection. Our PEBs have been used for a diverse range of projects for a growing list of happy clients. Contact us today to know more about our full range of products and services