Warehousing demand is growing at a rapid pace and the focus on innovation, cost, speed of delivery and versatility is unprecedented. Industry clusters, geographic and demographic factors at times necessitate lean and smart facilities specific to one commodity and at times very large facilities for a variety of products. With the changing needs of the industry it becomes imperative that the construction, management and maintenance of warehouses should be both cost effective and speedy. PEBs (pre-engineered steel buildings) over the last few years have emerged as the best possible solution for the sector.PEB structures can play an important role in creating new warehousing infrastructure because of its inherent advantages that are as follows:
Since PEB&rsquo;s are mainly formed of standard sections and connections, the design time is significantly reduced. Specialized computer analysis and design programs optimize material require. Drafting also computerized using standard details that minimizes projectcustom details. The low-weight flexible frames offer higher resistance to seismic forces.
Due to the systems approach, there is a significant saving in design, manufacturing and site erection cost. The structural elements are shaped to follow the stress diagram of the member, thus reducing weight, cost and load to foundations. The secondary membersand cladding nest together reducing transportation cost. The overall price per square meter may be reduced as much as 30% lower than conventional steel.
Pre-engineered Buildings are about 30% lighter than the conventional steel structures. Hence, the foundations are of simple design, easy to construct and lighter weights.
Since all the connections of the different components are standard, the erection time is faster.
Flexibility of Expansion
Buildings can be easily expanded in length by adding additional bays. Also, expansion in width and height is possible by pre-designing for future expansion.
Large Clear Spans
Buildings can be supplied to around 90M clear spans.
Buildings are supplied with high quality paint systems for cladding and steel to suit ambient conditions at site, which results in long durability and low maintenance costs.
Energy Efficient Roof and Wall Systems
Buildings can be supplied with polyurethane insulated panels or fibreglass blanket insulation to achieve required &lsquo;U&rsquo; values.
Buildings can be supplied with various types of fascias, canopies, and curved eaves and designed to receive pre-cast concrete wall panels, curtain walls, block walls and other wall systems.
Single Source Responsibility
As the complete building package is supplied by a single vendor compatibility of all the building components and accessories is assured. This is one of the major benefits of the pre-engineered building systems.
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