Traditional brick-and-mortar construction and prefabricated structures are two fundamentally different types of building construction. While the first is pre-engineered, the second is constructed on-site. This article will examine the advantages of both methods of construction and determine which one is more practical.

1. Costing

The cost of building and construction materials is heavily influenced by the location of the job and the materials’ availability.
Architectural steel is a cost-effective alternative to concrete for a variety of construction projects. It is less expensive because it can be created from recycled materials, and its labour costs are lower than those of pouring, forming, and working on-site.

2. The Factor of Sustainability

Steel is a recyclable metal that may be reused. The product has an extremely long lifespan, thus it is worthwhile to invest in it so that we can reuse effectively! Additionally, concrete utilises natural conditions that are significantly less damaging to the environment. This reuse will reduce the amount of concrete trash. Therefore, PEB construction is considerably more durable than concrete.

3. Fire-Resistant Characteristics

Even when heated to extreme temperatures, steel is not often flammable. However, steel may be weakened by moderate heating to the point where it can be broken with a hammer and carved! When utilised excessively, this might cause problems like as steel fatigue and architectural integrity. In order to avoid these concerns, flammable materials are required for building so that potential dangers do not arise during layout.
Concrete has excellent properties because it is resistant to heat from burning structures or other harmful flames and prevents damage caused by powerful winds, which would otherwise pass through an area unimpeded if building surfaces lacked resistance.

4 . Corrosion resistance ability

Prefabricated steel buildings are resistant to corrosion. While steel may or may not be corrosive, re-painting it protects it against both water and corrosion. Conversely, concrete naturally possesses exceptional degradation resistance properties. However, if exposed to water, reinforced concrete can rust, which can ultimately jeopardise the structural integrity of the building.

Therefore, PEB steel buildings have certain advantages over concrete constructions. EPACK Prefab has twenty four years of experience producing pre-engineered buildings. Our capable staff has covered approximately 6 million square feet with prefabrication to date. If you have a need, please do not hesitate to contact us.