In times when green construction is high on demand, Pre-Engineered Buildings or PEBs have been gaining popularity in the Indian Construction Market, with their use increasing steadily at the rate of 15% per year. The applications of PEBs range from small sheds to aircraft hangers to auditoriums and theatres. With most of the material used in the construction being recycled, PEBs have found uses across numerous industries. Below mentioned are 5 of the major sectors where PEBs are used for construction:
Since they provide a wider columnless area, PEBs are especially a better choice when it comes to the construction of factories, warehouses, workshops, cold storage units etc. Also, they provide more flexibility in terms of adding more space for future expansion.
Commercial spaces like showrooms, supermarkets, restaurants, offices, service stores etc are higher traffic areas with people coming in and going out frequently. The PEBs are sturdy and easier to maintain, making it the preferred choice for high traffic buildings.
- Aviation and Military:
Almost all the aircraft hangers nowadays are constructed using PEBs given to their weather and heat resistance. Also, steel structures are much lighter than the RCC used for buildings. It is also a quicker installation as well as no columns are required for supporting the roof over a larger span.
PEBs are being used for the construction of instituitional buildings like schools, administrative buildings, auditoriums, theatres, stadiums and hospitals. They are better at resisting heavy loads with the use of smaller sections, thus saving space while providing good load bearing capacity in such buildings.
In the agriculture industry, PEBs are widely used for the construction of poultry and dairy farms, greenhouses, grain storage units, animal keeping units etc., mainly because their construction is quick and cheap while also being easy to relocate and expand in case of increase or decrease of space requirement.
Thus, PEBs have a lot of advantages over the traditional methods of construction, like faster and cheaper construction, longer sections without columns, sustainability, easier erection, etc. However, there is still a need to raise awareness about the benefits of such construction practices among people so that there can be a shift from conventional contruction practices and the industry would see a wider application of PEBs, which would be a huge leap towards the construction industry becoming sustainable.