The prefabricated steel structure house will be the development direction of houses in China within 20 to 30 years. Whether the home or water, electricity, and decoration, all can complete in the factory and assembly on site. That is to say, in the future, building a house maybe like a child building blocks, assembled with individual parts. According to data released by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), 25 of the top 50 high-rise buildings over 400 meters around the world are in China. And 25 high-rise buildings are steel structures.
The advantage of steel structure house buildings
In addition to super high-rise fields, in large-span airports and stadiums, the use of steel structures has also been pervasive. Why is steel structure used heavily? Steel can recycle, and 90% of steel buildings can reuse after dismantling. Besides, the steel structure produced in the factory and assembled on-site, which reduces the wet operation on the site, and the dust and garbage are significantly decreasing.
The steel structure can describe as a sunrise industry. Humans have used steel for more than 300 years. The emergence of steel structures has been less than 200 years old, and the time it took to China was even shorter. In developed countries, steel structures currently account for more than 30% of total steel output, while in China, this number is only between 5% and 6%. However, the steel structure belongs to the industrialization category, so it has to experience the four stages of the industry, germination stage, development stage, rapid development stage, and mature stage. From now to the next 20 years, it is a period of the rapid development of China’s steel structure.
What are prefabricated steel structure buildings? It still needs columns, beams, and slabs as before, but it produced in the factory and only needs to assemble on-site with several units.
Steel structure buildings bring some changes:
The production method of steel structure house has changed.
The entire production process completed in the factory, and the site only assembled. It has excellent benefits for the professionalization of the blue-collar class, and migrant workers will become industrial workers.
The quality of the entire production process is more controllable.
Because for each component, if there is a defective product, it no chance to be out of the factory but will repair directly in the factory. Therefore no defective product will be generated after arriving at the scene.
Version 2.0 houses in China
In another 20 to 30 years, Chinese people will live in version 2.0 houses. What is version 2.0? It must fabricate and steel structure. And it is more practical as it could be customized designs according to our needs. Materials and production processes will also be more environmentally friendly.
This kind of prefabricated steel structure house also used in dessert construction. Under the unique and more difficult geographical conditions of the desert, the advantages of assembled steel structures are apparent.
China’s steel structure buildings are rising widely, and the proportion of steel structure buildings will become larger and larger. Steel structure assembly technology is also continuously improved. It is not only the future development direction of Chinese architecture but also the development direction of world architecture.