Steel has been a significant component of the construction industry ever since not only when the first skyscrapers were built, but they are of high demand for any significant construction and reinforcement like the dams and the other foundations. It is the steel that absorbs the shock, and a load of any structure and more and more people are using steel to construct even small bungalows. With the fall of the groundwater levels and shifting of the tectonic plates below the earth’s surface, earthquakes have increased, and it is steel that is fortifying the structural heights.
There is no doubt that steel is the most robust material and provides the necessary strength to the buildings and over civil constructions when compared with wood or brick reinforcements. They have the properties that do not buckle, twist, warp or bend and the tensile strength is high keeping the building safe from any significant calamity.
With the use of steels, architects can shape up their dreams as they are flexible and given any shape and can easily carry the load of the construction. They allow to create more space in the construction process, and this is very advantageous as space is premium today.
Being resistant to fire and termites use of steel has significantly increased in the construction industry, and tall building without steel inside the castings is impossible to build. Although the price of steel is 14% more than the conventional materials, they have become a must to construct any property to make it safe for use.
Another major factor of using steel in today’s construction as it is considered as a green material and can be entirely recycled. It does not disturb the ecology and is bio-degradable when exposed to moisture over a period.
It is not that steel is only used inside the casting for the construction, various sizes and shapes of steels are used in constructing industrial structures where no casting material is used to cover them. They are ideal for making factory sheds and warehouses.
With countries like China and India having large scale steel casting companies and producing much of steel for construction, the prices have become competitive and the availability more easy making them one of the significant resources that are being used in the construction industry today.
Steel has been used for many centuries not only for making utensils, armors, wheels and many other things. In the early years of the 19th century, they were introduced in the construction of buildings, and even today the tradition is carrying on and will continue in the future. It is one of the critical material for construction now.