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The high thermal and electrical conductivity, as well as its extreme elasticity and hardness, has focused most of its field of application in leading as the electronics and energy sectors. However, the extreme lightness and resistance of this supermaterial could extend its field of application to other sectors such as architecture and engineering, based on the significant advantages that could offer in the construction of buildings. In fact, there are experts in the building industry which value the advantages it can offer this revolutionary material, even to displace the use of traditional materials such as concrete and steel, in the long run.
Hardness and resistance
One of the most valued characteristics of this supermaterial is its extreme hardness, estimated according to the tests in about 200 times that of steel. Its ability to absorb energy before break and carry large loads, made from a worthy competitor of materials as hard as diamond.
Qualities such as high resistance to the punching, traction or wear, make the perfect candidate to relieve to the steel and concrete of their functions as traditional material for structural use.
Elasticity and flexibility
In addition, its high elasticity and flexibility significantly reduces their resistance to wear and fatigue. A very interesting aspect from the structural point of view already that the presence of cracks and fissures during the service life, reduces the mechanical capabilities of the load-bearing structures, being the origin of many of the pathologies of the current real estate Park.
Its flexibility would also allow mold material to suit the nature of the building design, interesting applications such as material of exterior siding or interior, but also as structural reinforcement in projects of rehabilitation and reform of buildings.
Thermal and electrical conductivity
The facilities are a part in the functioning of a building, and in this field has much to contribute. Good thermal conductivity, i.e. its ability to conduct heat through its mass, can have interesting applications in improving the performance of the systems of conditioning and air conditioning of buildings.
On the other hand, its electrical conductivity far surpasses the copper, material that usually is used as a basis for the manufacture of electrical cables. A key aspect that could improve the efficiency and performance of electrical installations. But not only that, their excellent properties as a semiconductor is revolutionizing sectors such as the energy, with applications that will improve the efficiency of future generations of photovoltaic cells that come.
Transparency and lightness
As discussed above, its use as a structural material future because of its extreme lightness. The idea to create unique structures more resistant and light, is an undisputed advantage in the process of architectural design, and an important down costs of construction in the case of unique constructions.
Its transparency and flexibility, on the other hand, would complete the catalogue of applications as the envelope of the building coating material. In this case, with flexible and transparent surfaces much more economic, resistant and versatile than the current use of tempered glass parts.
Resistance to ionizing radiation and phytosanitary properties
To conclude with the range of applications in the construction of buildings, their resistance to ionizing radiation could be especially interesting in areas such as health. Where the use as insulation material of radiation that emit radiation or magnetic resonance imaging, teams would be significant savings in the cost of construction of future clinics or hospitals.
In addition, its phytosanitary properties open all endless application as antibacterial coating within the food industry, biomedicine material even in sectors such as the hotel and catering.
Install anchor bolts in Foundation. If a concrete base has not been paid, you can install the anchor bolts into the concrete, since it is poured. Otherwise, use a hammer drill to create appropriate to a concrete anchor hole and insert anchor pin into the hole.
The construction of the main structure. Connect the vertical beams of the frame of the anchor at the base bolts. Then install the components of horizontal weft. Use nuts and bolts to secure the frame components.
The construction of the substructure. Install horizontal sections of wall to the main structure with metal screws, including doors and windows masts. Install the beam in the roof with metal screws primary frame.
Unroll any wall or ceiling insulation and is placed on the walls and the roof will be installed.
Screw the wall of the housing to the longitudinal wall with sheet metal screws.
Screw the plate to the ceiling of the roof straps.
Install any time naked applicable to seal seams on sheet metal.
Installation of doors, windows and all the metal of the applicable setting.
Speed of construction
The steel structure can be pre assembled workshop and construction mounted independently of the measurement uncertainties. In addition, these structures are light, reducing transportation costs.
The preparation complete upstream of the construction as well as the industrialization of components allow the reduction of costs and a perfect mastery of constructions delays.
Designed to last
Profiles are the rigid elements of the framework. Steel, material non-combustible, impervious to attacks by parasites (thermite, fungi) gives the construction exceptional durability. Galvanizing protection also protects it against corrosion.
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