Revolution and technological advancement in the construction industry brought about the possibility of constructing large buildings such as high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. This was particularly made possible with the invention of elevator and abundant building materials.
A high-rise building, which is also called, high-rise, is a tall multi-storey building that requires the use of a system of mechanical vertical transportation such as elevators. A high-rise building is used as residential and office building, hotel, retail or as a multipurpose building.
Construction of High-Rise Buildings
Construction of high-rise buildings requires a lot of planning, especially in the area of safety as adequate consideration is required for the safety of the occupants due to the height of the building. Another important factor in the design of high-rise buildings is its necessity to withstand lateral forces which are often imposed by winds and earthquakes.
The foundations are designed to support heavy loads. The foundations consist of concrete piers, piles or caissons are sunk into the ground.
Basic Requirements in Construction of High-Rise Buildings
The most important materials used in construction of the structural systems of high-rise buildings are iron rods and concrete. The concrete must be reinforced with high quality Thermo-Mechanically-Treated (TMT) iron rods because of their load-bearing capacity, high yield strength and ductility which gives them ability to withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters. Reinforced concrete gives the building the following advantages:
- Strength/Structural integrity
- Thermal resistance
It is important for high-rise buildings to have structural integrity because they must be able to handle several storeys. This must be carefully thought out during the planning stage. The design of high-rise building must take into account its weight-bearing and overall load capacity. This is the reason why construction of high-rise buildings requires the use of high quality TMT iron rods for the reinforcement of the concrete. The use of reinforced concrete adds strength to the building.
As a result of its height and numerous apartments, a high-rise building is prone to fire outbreak. Hence, it must be designed and constructed to withstand fire. This is why TMT iron rods, together with insulation and other interior materials are used in the construction. TMT iron rods ensure that the structure is not affected by fire and extreme temperature. A thick layer of reinforced concrete is often used to separate each floor so that fire can be contained in each of the compartments.
Why TIGER TMT Iron Rods are Essential in Construction of High-Rise Buildings
TIGER TMT iron rods are required for the reinforcement of concrete in any high-rise building so that the building will have the ability to bear huge load, and at the same time, remain very strong. TIGER TMT iron rods will also ensure that the building withstand any type of moist condition, extreme temperature, fire, corrosion and most importantly, natural disasters. TIGER TMT iron rods give high-rise buildings:
- High yield strength
- Solid Bonding
- Perfect Ductility
- Thermal Stability
- Greater Corrosion Resistance
TIGER TMT iron rods pass through automated quenching process that gives them unique high yield strength. With this, TIGER TMT iron rods ensure that buildings and structures are able to stand strong during stress, high load pressure, earthquakes and extreme weather conditions.
This quality also makes TIGER TMT iron rods ideal for all types of construction such as dams, bridges flyovers, concrete roads, industrial structures, underground structures, general purpose reinforcement structures made of concrete, individual houses and all critical structures where high yield strength is required without compromising on the elongation properties.
TIGER TMT iron rods are produced with the most advanced 3D laser technology which gives every rod produced uniform rib structure. The uniform rib structure ensures the iron rods bond perfectly with cement and concrete.
By bonding perfectly with concrete and cement, TIGER TMT iron rods provide unmatchable strength to buildings and structures, and make them free of defects such as seepage, cracks and moisture. This improves the longevity, durability and ultimately the lifespan of the building.
TIGER TMT iron rods go through the most advanced and fully-automated quenching process that makes the inner part softer and the outer part harder. This gives them perfect ductility that makes them resist earthquake and other natural disasters.
TIGER TMT iron rods can be bent without cracking or breaking because they undergo fatigue test which gives them perfect elongation.
Automated labs and most modern testing equipment are used to test the micro-structure of TIGER TMT iron rods. This gives every rod produced the right chemistry that makes it withstand any type of moist condition and extreme temperature.
TIGER TMT iron rods also have greater anti-corrosion properties than any other brand. This is enabled by the automated labs and the most modern testing equipment which are used to test the micro-structure.
By resisting corrosion, TIGER TMT iron rods are able to bear huge load of a complete structure and protect it from spalling and cracking.