Future Steel Buildings/History
History[edit | edit source]
History of Steel Making[edit | edit source]
History of steel making goes back to 4th century BC. Steel weapons were produced in Iberian Peninsula. Roman military used Noric Steel (high quality steel from Noricum). Chinese of Han Dynasty created carbon intermediate steel by melting wrought iron together with cast iron.
People of East Africa discovered high heat blast furnace which allowed them to forge carbon steel. This technique was duplicated during Industrial Revolution in Europe.
Evidences of carbon steel production in the Subcontinent was found in Sri Lanka. Unique wind furnace blown by monsoon winds was used to produce high carbon steel. Also known as Wootz steel, it is famous for its durability. Trace elements were also used in production of this steel.
Wootz steel was also produced in India and China. It was a complicated alloy containing Iron as the major component. Steel possessed legendary qualities.
Crucible steel was produced in Merv by slow heating and cooling of pure iron and carbon (typically charcoal) in the 9th -10th century.
History of Steel Buildings[edit | edit source]
Steel buildings are very popular choice for commercial and residential purposes. They can be used as storage units for business or temporary shelters. The early 20th century saw a great rise in demand of steel buildings. After World War II, their use became more prevalent. Steel frame shelters were built for the army to provide housing during the World War. After the war, army shelters were used as living accommodation. Easy availability of steel then allowed more constructions of steel buildings. The use of steel buildings became more diverse as the people came to know about the strength and durability of steel.
Prefabricated steel buildings came in to use in 1960. These metal buildings had components premade including roof, floor, frame, walls and bracing. The parts just needed to be put together to make a building stand. This allowed to create buildings in various designs and made construction easier. The first computer aided design steel building was seen in 1960’s. This allowed steel buildings to have more designs, features, shapes and sizes.
A wide varieties of steel buildings are available now including Arch Steel Buildings, Clear span Buildings and Straight walled buildings. The Arch Steel buildings are used as storage units for agricultural business. They are structurally very strong and durable. The straight walled buildings are less sturdy compared to Arch steel buildings but have more usable space inside. These clear span buildings use big overhead beams in place of inside support columns. It offers wide open interior spaces to be used for commercial and industrial buildings. It is a great choice for warehouses, factories and storage space. As beams are not included in the structure, you can easily rearrange floor plans according to your needs. The clear span buildings are ideal for use as aircraft storage space and maintenance hangars.