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We offer a full range of steel building products starting from steel roof and wall frames, steel flooring, downpipes, gutters, purlins, and more.
Steel roofing and walling
We offer customized roof and wall steel frames, which are easy to install and comes with the instruction menu. There are different sizes and shapes available, which are suitable for different constructions needs. These frames are lightweight and more stable than any other material. Therefore, they are great for roof and wall structures.
Steel framings and floorings
The floor framing should be perfect as they are base of any construction. Therefore, steel framing and flooring are very common as they can hold the walls effectively.
In a top-notch manufacturing industry, the machines that keep your business running are the asset of your organization. But more importantly, the workers who operate them are your prime resource and their safety during working hours in your prime job. There are certain Standard Operating Procedures or safety equipment maintained and provided by a company to process the daily line of work for its regular employees but workers operating heavy and critical machinery, there are strict safety measures to be taken. Let’s have a look at the 5 safety tips employers need to implement and workers need to follow in the manufacturing section.
Analyze the problem
To provide the solutions, first, analyze the problem. Thoroughly research the factory premises and highlight the points where the hazards lie. Are your workers exposed to some dangerous chemicals or what kind of machinery they are exposed to? Can these exposures cause any kind of health issue? Prepare a checklist to determine the possible hazard in the short and long run. And derive a strategy accordingly.
Devise a Team
Keeping facts and figures straight, a work-related injury may cause up to $50, 000, though the indirect tolls may exceed millions a year for an organization. Thus devising a Safety Management Group and implementing the safety measures and safety equipment through them is a far better option to protect your manpower and reduce the overall costs. Their duty will be to customize a way to deal with any hazard timely and in the most effective way.
Training & Awareness
Workers exposed to any hazard in the manufacturing section must be trained for the smooth delivery of their tasks and their physical and mental health. Training helps workers to not only protect themselves and their peers at the time of need but to identify the problem beforehand and resolve it to avoid any human or machinery loss. Other than accident prevention, the workers must be fully trained on how to use safety equipment and make use of platform ladders sydney at the time of need and to report any incident in case of an episode to avoid happening again in the future. Also, they must be aware of the user manuals while using heavy machinery.
Pay Attention to Ergonomics
One out of three workers reports musculoskeletal disorder, culpable to ergonomics. The labors are bound to exert more pressure and energy by bending improperly or lifting or overreaching repetitively especially in the foundry, construction sites or mines. This can cause severe back problems with time. The safety management group is responsible to introduce procedures and safety equipment to relieve such damaging tasks to protect their manpower in the long run and to speed up the daily chores.
Understand your Rights
The above-mentioned tips are mostly referred to as an employer for providing the safest workplace environment and safety equipment to its workers. But the main responsibility lies to workers themselves. The use of protective equipment such as earplugs, hard hats and shoes, safety goggles, gloves and earmuffs, and full-face masks to reduce the risk of injury. Plus, you must be aware of your rights as workers and have the courage to talk about yours and your team’s concerns.
To carry out the vulnerability analysis of an existing steel structure, the first phase is the planning of the investigation campaign to reach an adequate Knowledge Level of the structure. In today’s article I talk about the levels of knowledge required by the NTC 2018 for existing steel structures and the on-site tests and investigations to be performed for each level of knowledge. At the end of the you will be able to download a PDF handbook containing all the regulatory requirements relating to the investigations to be performed. If you happen to analyze existing steel structures, don’t miss out on today’s post.
Knowledge levels and confidence factors
As with existing masonry and reinforced concrete structures , even for existing steel structures, the Technical Standard defines three levels of knowledge:
As the level of knowledge grows (from LC1 to LC3), the information available on the structure will increase, regarding the properties of the materials and the construction details . Each Knowledge Level is associated with a Confidence Factor FC that will be used to reduce the strength of the steel. As the level of knowledge increases, the reduction in mechanical parameters will decrease by applying the corresponding Confidence Factors shown below:
- LC1 ⇒ FC = 1.35
- LC2 ⇒ FC = 1.20
- LC3 ⇒ FC = 1.00
- Rd = R / FC
Rd = design resistance to be used in verifications;
R = resistance obtained from on-site tests or from the original project specifications;
FC = Confidence factor.
Reduced material strength for the FC confidence factor
Preliminary analysis of the structure
One of the novelties of the NTC2018 concerning the existing structures is the introduction of the preliminary analysis of static safety and seismic vulnerability following the geometric survey of the structure. This analysis is preliminary to the correct planning of the number and location of on-site investigations and the tests to be performed. From the results obtained from the preliminary analysis we will be able to evaluate the level of static commitment of the individual structural elements and decide for which type of element to increase the number of necessary investigations and where to locate them.
Steel is a very good solution and widely used both in new building and in renovations. From the design point of view, steel construction is a simple process; the real challenge is to fully exploit the characteristics of this material, in particular its ductility. The Technical Standards define which performance to guarantee for steel structures precisely taking into account its particular capacities, especially in the presence of seismic actions.
What are the crucial phases to be respected to guarantee a good result, also taking into account horizontal actions such as wind and earthquake?
We can say that we are designing with steel, we need to correct the structural behavior of the building, to analyze the instability of the building.
Design steel structures
Design of a steel structure
In this focus we reconstruct the workflow needed to design and verify a steel structure, inspired by Italian and European regulations references.
- The materials
- The static scheme
- Actions on the building
- Structure analysis
- Global audits
- Local audits
- The connections
- Each phase of the project can be done with the module STEEL of TRAVILOG.
The choice of construction is regulated and guided by chapter 4.2 and 11.3 of the Technical Standards for 2018
The Italian Legislative Reference Guide to the Construction of the Steel Industry
The FYK and the Characteristic Breakdown Voltage Ft. the most specific reference is the UNI EN 10025 which classifies the characteristic tensions of the steels according to the chemical composition and therefore to the specific and particular uses that will be adopted. The nomenclature to refer to supplies of steel is of the type: S 235 JR + C + N
S construction steel
235 yield strength characteristic in N / mm²
JR alphanumeric indications related to resilience
C additional symbol for use
N additional symbol relating to the supply condition
Below, as an example, the mechanical characteristics of the supply chain according to the indications of UNI EN 10025.
Steel Building Accessories
Other steel building accessories include downside pipes, gutter, purlins, and steel fencing. Without them, any building construction is incomplete. We are eager to provide your required accessories at the time and your place. We also guide our customers in case of any query. Let us know the problem you are facing regarding the material we will do the best to help.