When designing a scheme, I often get asked by the owner: "Which structure is better for my project? Concrete structure…
Some steel workshops need to be transformed into office buildings, and since the height of the workshop is too high to waste space, the owner will consider building a mezzanine floor for space separation. The mezzanine belongs to the secondary construction, which must ensure quality and safety. Now the most commonly used are steel structure mezzanine and wooden mezzanine. So should I choose steel or wooden structures for the mezzanine?
The advantage of wooden mezzanine
The wooden structure has been used as a building structure for a long time before the emergence of steel structure, and indeed, it has undeniable feasibility and advantages. The wood structure’s benefits are mainly reflected in the short construction period, no waste of sewage and iron scraps, no big noise, no welding work, relatively safe, the traditional wood mezzanine is still very popular.
However, we should not ignore the wood structure’s disadvantages: easy to be insects, mold, moisture, prone to deformation. And the sound is loud, poor sound insulation, and not environmentally friendly. The load-bearing performance is low and does not meet the quality requirements of the whole building. There is also wood, the traditional wood structure attic using a certain age of wood, high quality. Still, today many kinds of wood are short-term growth, the widespread use of the effect does not meet the requirements, the quality is worrying. Today, many buildings no longer use wood structures.
The advantage of steel structure mezzanine
- Steel structure components consist of steel materials, strength, span, lightweight, load resistance, seismic resistance, not only for industrial production plants, large span bridges, and other types of construction enterprises, it applied to an extensive range. Mezzanine using the steel structure system is exactly these advantages of the steel structure.
- overcome some of the shortcomings of the wooden structure: will not be insects, will not be deformed by moisture, and environmental protection, load-bearing performance, and so on. The use of some materials has overcome the steel structure corrosion, steel structure fire prevention, and steel structure sound insulation and noise prevention problems.
- The design load of the steel structure mezzanine is about 2000kg. The service life is more than 50 years. The steel structure’s service life is 50 years, and the service life of the steel structure mezzanine must be more than 50 years to meet the quality standard.
The attention for steel mezzanine
Of course, some shortcomings of the steel structure mezzanine need to do an excellent job of anti-corrosion, fire resistance treatment so that the quality development of the steel components can meet the high standard of safety requirements. The safety performance and service life will significantly reduce if the design is not reasonable. So be sure to choose a professional and experienced steel structure company for design, production, and installation.
The quality standard of steel mezzanine is the safest and the most guaranteed quality in today’s mezzanine erection. Its structural service life is designed for 50 years, based on the design standards for construction houses. That is to say, you buy a home using the average is 50 years, build the steel structure mezzanine using the standard should also be 50 years. Therefore, the quality of the steel mezzanine building and the house’s construction quality is equal to the number of years. Otherwise, you build a non-standard mezzanine. The factor significantly reduced the quality and safety. After the comparison, I believe you can already understand which structure should be chosen.