a more durable and resilient than
the iron material, we became able to
make better articulation of space, a
feature of high tech architecture, in addition to providing greater expansion in any direction at
any buildingand its elements are more easily designed
than any other manufactured with other materials designed.
The use of steel over time
From his first job in the Barcelona Exhibition of 1929 in the German
Pavilion by Mies Van der Rohe, chromed
steel pilaster capable of uniting translucent glass walls. Currently, a
clear example is the steel trusses designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers
for coating the Pompidou Center, example of high-tech architecture.
The steel provides flexibility
and easy reinforcement in those structures where they are necessary in
addition can be easily expanded in any direction and steel elements are
designed much easier than the elements of other materials.
When construction is done with a steel structure enables larger clears with fewer columns,
facilitating better interior design without increasing investment.
Also, they can be easily designed, acquire much faster than other
materials and assembly structures in short periods of time. Steel brings a degree of value for ease of
expansion, renovation or the possibility of reinforce to adapt to new
In seismic zones, its ductility makes it the best material and economic,
to withstand quakes. A structure
with this metal maximizes recovery and reduces the costs of demolition if
This metal is 100% recyclable, and
its industry has implemented programs to reduce water and energy consumption
and emissions into the atmosphere. Through this practice, it has saved the
energy equivalent to 110 million households.
As for safety, the microcelated
rod has great capacity to absorb deformation energy before a fracture
Therefore, in seismic areas, building structures must be constructed to absorb the energy
transmitted by earthquakes through these rods and prevent not be directed
towards the concrete and generate a fracture movement.
The safety of construction
Concrete is a very stable material and
further when the support is constructed with steel beams that can be affected
by weather effects and rough surfaces.
Rain and acids are problems that can affect metal and concrete itself. When it penetrates into the structure it
can oxidize the steel beams that support affecting firmness. Oxidation can
also become more aggressive by the use of chemicals in the works.
Armando Iachini, director of Construcciones Yamaro highlights the safety testing and detailed inspections to ensure
stability and firmness of concrete construction.
These inspections begin with a visual
check and then look for support structures, search metal within the depth
of the concrete and the use of devices for detecting harbor water retention.
strength of concrete with a hammer rebound driven by a spring, whose force let
you know the impact that the concrete absorbed and identify the state of