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Steel is resistant. Steel represents incomparable resistance not only to earthquake, but also moisture, fire, corrosion, storm, termites and similar pests. With a highly effective galvanization process, light gauge steel profiles resist even the most humid regions for many decades.
Steel is durable. Steel displays the strongest resistance to earthquake. The strength of steel is unquestionable, 21 times more flexible than timber and 10 times more than reinforced concrete (concrete + steel reinforcing). Ideal in poor ground areas, lightweight with a low ratio of specific weight to carried load.
Steel is practical. Light gauge steel frame construction is a rapid construction system. The main carrier system is established in residential type constructions within one week regardless of weather conditions. Turnkey construction can be as short as 2 months. A specific “construction season” does not exist. Reinforced concrete is not required, except for base. Buildings are factory pre-produced for rapid delivery meaning short lead times, minimum time on site, rapid and practical assembly without highly skilled labour or specialist equipment.
Multi storey buildings and complex accommodation can be designed using this flexible, cost effective and reliable construction system.