Identify and avoid 4 situations of waste in Construction19 de June de 2018
When it comes to construction, it is common to think about the hassles it can cause. If the project is in the industrial area, comes to mind an even greater list of obstacles. A single mistake in planning, for example, can lead to material shortages during construction, resulting in a longer delay to complete the work. Not to mention the lack of skilled labor, which can also compromise the final result of the project.
But while all these problems are quite common in traditional buildings, with materials like concrete or wood, you can solve these issues and make your project easy and simple to execute – believe it or not!
Have you heard of structural panels? They have emerged as an alternative to these problems. Besides making the construction simpler (it can be done with just one person and a screwdriver), the time spent in the assembly of the structure can be up to twelve times shorter than in traditional works, still meeting the following rules: NBR 15575/2013, ISO 140-03:1995, ISO 717-1:1996, BSS 7239:1988, ASTM E662- 15, ASTM E162 – 15, ASTM E635, ASTM D1929 e ASTM D2843.
With this type of panel, it is possible to build a structure of 100 m² in up to seven days, on its whole, while in a traditional construction this can take about four months. Taking into account only the assembly of the panels, it is possible to build from 200 to 250 m² in a single day. You can see how it works here.
In addition to the speed and practicality in assembling, the structural panels are earthquake resistant. In Brazil, earthquakes of great proportions are not common, but still, less impactful events happen in the country, periodically. According to the newspaper Gazeta Online, for example, only in Espírito Santo, there have been 17 earthquakes in the last five years. That accounts for an average of three tremors per year.
For you to understand better and discover how this material will help you optimize your company’s project, we listed seven structures that can be built much faster with structural panels.
1- Thermal Barrier – Quench
When made of wood and steel, the cooling towers are exposed to heat and suffer from the burning of their structure, as well as the oxidation of the parts. This reduces the efficiency of gases containment and directioning, generating more costs for the company.
With the structural panels, you can have this structure ready in five days. In addition to the fast construction, the panels are resistant to high temperatures and corrosion, and also avoid the external dispersion of waste and, consequently, the detachment of parts from the enclosure system of the tower.
2- Enclosure of equipment
Work environments are expected to be quiet, without exaggerated noises, because, in addition to annoying employees and hampering the development of activities, noise pollution can cause hearing loss. With this in mind, many companies opt for the enclosure of machines, in order to reduce the excessive noise that some equipments generate.
Structural panels constructions can solve this problem in four hours and, in such short time, you have all the benefits offered by this material choice.
One of them is the reduction of noise levels by 36 dB, which provides the acoustic protection of machines and equipment, reducing the sounds that affect productivity and end up becoming a problem for the company.
When it comes to an environment where people eat, it is vital to guarantee its cleanliness. This is another very positive characteristic of constructions with structural panels: the facility to carry out the cleaning of the structure, which can be made only with water and soap or neutral detergent and does not need the hiring of any specialized supplier. The best part: you can build a whole canteen in just one day.
The structural panels also allow any project to be built just like you need it, very flexibly, without the need for finishing or painting. It is possible to have a structure of an office built in 2 days, with a high quality standard. These structures do not require painting or any other intervention, which also facilitates the cleaning process.
Did you set up a guardhouse, but now you need to move it? This will not be a problem in your project if you use structural panels. The modules can be assembled and disassembled as many times as necessary in just four hours. This facility to assemble also allows you to build different structures with one single investment.
6- Locker room
The structural panels allow you to have a dressing room structure built in three days. This is possible because the material is self-supporting, that is, it does not require any auxiliary structure to stay standing. In addition, the panels do not suffer interference from weather and temperature, allowing their use in constructions from the North to the South of the country, making it a great choice for periods of very cold or hot weather.
7- Electric room
How about building an electric room in your industry in a sustainable way? The structural panels are a good option for this, since they do not generate any waste and it is not necessary to use water in their assembly process. To set up your electrical installations, for example, you only need five hours to have the structure ready and still protect the environment.