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What is the difference between Pre-Engineered Building and Conventional hot-rolled steel construction?

In Pre-Engineered Building system the complete steel building can be delivered to site as a fully finished product. This includes the structural steel, cladding system and building accessories. Site erection is fast and simple as no site fabrication or welding is involved. Due to this, quality is far more superior in comparison to conventional steel construction methods. PEB system is highly efficient in design. Primary members are made of tapered built-up sections and roof/wall secondary members from cold rolled sections designed as continuous beams. High strength steel is used and all structural elements are fully augmented by the proprietary computerized design program. This leads to significant reduction in dead load reactions to foundations.

Are PEB systems right for Indian climatic conditions?

Yes, PEB Systems are rightly suitable for Indian climatic conditions. It has supplied buildings for a range of weather conditions including chilling weather, high temperatures, high humidity, heavy rainfall, etc. based on the ambient conditions at the site and building usage.

Can we have concrete wall as exterior/interior partition as in the case of residential buildings?

Yes, concrete walls can be attached to PEB systems steel columns with ties for agile support. In such cases, building systems will design the structure with low horizontal deflections to prevent cracking of concrete. Sometimes consultants will detail the concrete wall to be isolated from the steel structure, which allows optimization of steel building and lower cost. When required, pre-engineered building systems can also provide beams to support concrete walls.
What is the average of saving in foundation costs using PEB systems compared to conventional steel buildings? Due to lower weight, savings can be at least 5%. For example, if you compare the local method of using fixed bases versus pinned bases, the saving would be in excess of 15%.
Will you provide design details before supplying  your structures? Definitely, if requested by the client. All observations received from the client on the approval of drawings are included in the final drawings.
Please explain compatibility to fire resistance requirements of a main structural frames? Fire resistance on steel structure can be achieved by enclosing the steel with a fire protection system. This can be done by spraying fire resistant coating on steel frames or enclosing the steel with gypsum board as per UL permitted details.
Can we dismantle the building and reconstruct at another place? Yes, since the building is assembled on-site by bolting, it is possible to dismantle and reconstruct at a new location.
Cost saving is very important in warehouse construction. Will PEB systems deliver the commodities taking this aspect into consideration? PEB systems are preferably suitable for warehouse construction. Due to the considerable optimization capabilities of the PEB systems and the quick delivery, the customer benefits from cost and time savings on the project.
Can PEB systems provide portable type units for commercial purpose? Yes, PEB systems are assembled at the site by bolting, the units can be dismantled and shifted to new locations and reassembled. So, PEB systems can also provide small portable units, which can be transported easily in one piece from place to place.
Are the connections site bolted or welded? All field connections are bolted and no site welding is required. This is one of the major advantages with PEB systems, which reduces the time for site erection.
How much can be saved in foundations? Savings in this system is guaranteed but is not possible to quantify the cost savings as it would vary by type of project.
Does Saicorian provide end-to-end building solutions? What about flooring solutions? PEB systems can supply the complete steel portion including standard accessories. Materials that are not manufactured by PEB systems can be supplied as buy outs and be included in the scope of supply. For mezzanine floors, PEB systems will be providing the steel framing and steel deck to receive in site concrete slab. If flooring is pre-cast, concrete panels will provide the floor supports beams.