Material selection for any type of construction requires proper attention. People often neglect this due to lack of knowledge and guidance. However, they must verify every aspect such as the technical specifications, life cycle, environmental impact and the aesthetic output.
People, who decide to build a home, are mostly reluctant to put their head in the matter of material selection, especially in case of TMT bars. The reluctance and negligence is often influenced by the following issues:
â€¢ Mostly people are influenced by the outer appearance of the house. They are less aware of the intricacies involved with the construction process and the materials used in it. Evidently they are least informed about the importance of the construction materials, especially TMT bars and how to choose the perfect material, aptly suitable for a particular construction.
â€¢ They are mostly reliant upon the local builders, who more often choose TMT bars based upon higher profit percentage. However an individual homemaker, as a lay man is aware of none of these issues and entrusts their house upon them. As a result, quality of the construction gets hampered.
â€¢ Those who have a little knowledge of the TMT bars are not well informed about the latest technological advances. They also lack the information about the suitability of the steel rebars. For instance, if a residential complex is built near the seismic zone 3 and above, obviously it would require more advanced steel TMT bars that have superior seismic resistant qualities compare to the ordinary rebars. Even the construction customization depending upon the landforms, weather and other environmental factors.
â€¢ There are people whoâ€™ve saved money all their lives just to build a home of their dream. They often have a restricted budget that allows them to fix budget for each of the construction aspect, such as the plot selection, registration, hiring a skilled engineer to proper selection of the construction material. Also they have a mindset that superior quality materials manufactured and marketed by well known brands will cost higher, which might exceed their allotted budget. Thus they settle for a local brand.
The market provides us with an extensive choice of TMT bars that may affect the structure in both good and bad way. Thus we have to be very careful while selecting one. With the latest research of the molecular structure and technological improvement in the manufacturing method, the TMT bars have shown better performance in terms of quality, safety and economy. Such steel rebars are known as high performance materials.
While choosing the appropriate high performance TMT bar for your construction, you may consider the following aspects:
- â€¢ Strength
- â€¢ Availability
- â€¢ Durability
- â€¢ Workability
- â€¢ Cost Effectiveness
- â€¢ Accident Resistance etc.
Apart from the common construction materials, steel rebars are mainly reinforced into a concrete structure to give support to withstand the external stress that may otherwise affect the building. Basic knowledge of the quality parameters helps in choosing the correct steel TMT bar for building a strong concrete structure.Â TMT bars must be thoroughly tested to maintain the certified mechanical properties and chemical composition. These would fortify the following features that could become the decisive factors in choosing the best quality TMT bar for your concrete structure:
- o Superior Bendability
- o Excellent Weldability
- o Sturdy Build
- o Corrosion Resistant
- o High Dimension Tolerance
- o Fire Resistant
You must also be absolutely certain about the reinforcement detailing for earthquake resistance of the construction, especially if the building is located anywhere near the seismic zones. The basic specifications known as Bar Bending Schedule (BSS) includes all the details related to size, shape and dimension of the steel TMT bar. Standard BSS will help you buy the most economical TMT bar with minimum steel wastage.