Disaster Management and the importance of TMT bars in construction
Before we start establishing a connection between disaster management and TMT bars, it would be great to first understand what a disaster is and how it affects us. According to Wikipedia, a disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impact, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.
Now it’s notable that there are primarily two types of disasters– nature and man-made. Natural disasters are caused due to earthquakes, floods, cyclones, tsunamis and result in huge loss of human and animal lives while man-made disasters are caused due to certain human activities. They also cause damage to housing and habitat.
Although buildings manufactured these days are built in such a way to handle moderate earthquakes and cyclones, but still faulty design and the use of poor quality building materials are primarily responsible for the loss occurred.
To ensure best protection from natural disasters, it is suggested to prepare in advance, as they say prevention is better than cure. This can be done by constructing highly disaster resistant structures that can withstand tough natural disasters such as cyclones, hurricanes and earthquakes. Disaster resistant construction practices are as crucial as disaster resistant structural designs. Besides, the methodology for construction should also be designed for disaster resistance. There should have proper implementation of the structural details so as to let the structure behave as envisaged.
Over the past few years, the evolution of various building materials has helped construction engineers build disaster-resistant structures. One of these products is Thermo Mechanically Treated reinforced bars generally called TMT rebars that are integral to any construction project today. Therefore, it becomes imperative for builders and developers to use high quality TMT rebars to build a strong structure.
The TMT rebars manufactured by primary steel manufacturers using highly advanced technologies like HYQST exhibit high strength, high ductility and bendability and high weldability surpassing the requirements of Fe500D, 550D and 600CRS rebars set by BIS, thus making them a trusted and safe ingredient to a solid building structure.
A strong foundation is the key to a solid building structure. It is always better to prepare in advance for an unexpected disaster by building sturdy structures. Happy Building!