A steel hall is a structure that should be stable and strong. In order for it to meet all safety standards, it is very important not only to install the prefabricated steel elements themselves, but above all to prepare the ground properly. Before the structure is assembled, the site should be properly prepared. Proper preparation of the site should take place prior to the delivery of the structural elements of the hall and before assembly. This is crucial to the success of the entire project.
What does preparing a plot of land for construction involve?
Preparation of the site for the hall is the responsibility of the developer. He should pave and level the entire area to be built. The purpose of levelling the terrain, i.e. levelling all irregularities, is to precisely profile it. A properly shaped surface will enable the efficient, quick and safe erection of the steel hall, which is why professional groundwork is so important.
Why is land levelling so important?
Site levelling must be carried out professionally. There will be a team of erectors on site and a lot of equipment that is necessary for smooth work. Cranes, scissorlifts and lifting gear must be able to work safely, so the ground must be well surfaced. The presence of vans and trucks unloading construction elements should not pose a risk to workers. Any unevenness can contribute to disruption of the work. Equipment can get buried or worse, tip over and an unpleasant situation can arise where the project manager may not pick up the site. An inadequately prepared site can contribute to delays in the installation of the hall and cause frustration with extended construction times. It is also important to mark and fence the construction site, as this is required by law. How should the building site be laid out? In order to ensure that the work runs smoothly and without disruption, it is important to mark out the relevant areas. This will ensure that all unloading and assembly operations take place efficiently and smoothly. Remember to designate an area for prefabricated construction materials, which should be located on the building site, but away from traffic routes and the hall. The storage area for the goods should be well levelled, as this avoids the risk of damage in the event of unfavourable weather, such as heavy rain. An entrance to the site and a place to unload the goods must also be designated. Deliveries of construction elements will take place using heavy equipment, such as tractor units with trailers with a permissible weight of 24 tonnes and a length of 17 metres. It is therefore necessary to make arrangements for them to be able to access the site comfortably, unloading and manoeuvring freely.
What else should be borne in mind?
Preparation of the building plot must also take into account the welfare facilities for the workers. It is very important to erect a container for the assemblers as well as a storage container for storing small building materials and the location of toilets. In addition, an electrical connection near the containers and a water supply must also be considered. It is best to make these arrangements already at the planning stage of the assembly, because when it comes to the realisation of the project, the whole preparation process will be buttoned up to the last button. How do I streamline the construction of a steel hall? The construction of a steel hall is a process that can be carried out very efficiently. However, several conditions must be met. In addition to preparing the site for construction, a well-considered design of the hall using standardised system solutions must be created, and best-quality prefabricated steel structures must be used for the construction of the hall. A reliable, experienced and trustworthy assembly team must also be employed. This will ensure that the construction of the steel hall runs smoothly and without any disruption. The builder and the contractor should act cohesively and in harmony, so that the steel hall can be assembled quickly and safely.
How is the hall assembled?
The main frames are assembled using a crane, while the installation of secondary structures such as zetails, other cold-formed sections and wall cladding is carried out using self-propelled scissorlifts. The machinery has to move not only on the outside of the structure, but also on the inside, so the area should be well paved. The best solution is to pour the inside of the hall with lean concrete or aggregate. If the situation requires it, it is a good idea to build a ramp to allow forklifts to access the interior. Warehouse halls - the best solutions The construction of a warehouse hall depends on the individual requirements of the investor, such as the planned dimensions and the purpose of the structure. The most popular and economical designs are those based on hot-rolled I-sections, with and without steel tie-beams between the trusses, or the use of a lattice structure. A warehouse hall requires efficient use of space and a very good solution is to use a full-width I-section frame without girders and supports.