Metal buildings occupy an integral position in areas that are liable to frequent earthquakes and other such natural calamities. Metal buildings have been found to be much more efficient in surviving an earthquake in comparison to their counterparts that include brick, stone and wooden buildings. They handle earthquakes in a manner that is slightly better than the conventional buildings.
However, it would be wrong to believe that all metal buildings are capable of withstanding earthquakes. The capacity of a metal building to withstand an earthquake depends upon its ductility. Ductility of a prefabricated metal building plays an important role in its ability to resist an earthquake.
Prefab metal buildings – Safe bets for earthquakes!
Prefab metal buildings offer adequate resistance to the aftermaths of earthquakes. Like traditional buildings, they usually do not collapse or succumb to the miseries of natural calamities. One of the most efficient and commonly used construction material for this purpose is steel rebar.
Steel rebar has high ductility that helps it a great deal in absorbing an earthquake. It bends and flexes without breaking, thereby protecting the metal steel building from the clutches of destruction and devastation. Besides using steel rebar as a construction material, employing the right technique of construction and assemblage also plays a distinct role in making a prefabricated steel building resistant to earthquakes, to a certain extent.
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