How your Building can Withstand the Worst of Natural Disasters
There are many architectural wonders in the world and each continent is blessed with them. The most amazing thing about these ancient structures is not only that they are beauties to behold, but also that they were built several decades/centuries ago.
Their special status is evident in their unique structural capabilities. Think of the Great Wall of China which was built to serve as a means of protection.
Archaeologists believe this structure was built approximately in 3150 BC.
It is believed to be built around 2580-2560 BC and is still amazing how humans were able to build with huge rocks that weigh several tons the way they did.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The tower is 55.86 metres high on the low side and 56.67 metres on the high side. It still stands strong.
Mausoleum of Taj Mahal
Taj Majal means Crown of the Palace. It was originally created as a sign of the ruler’s true love for his favourite wife. It is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site tagged “The Jewel of Muslim Art”.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Popularly known as the Blue Mosque, this structure is believed to be constructed between 1609 and 1616.
Palace of Alhambra
Alhambra not only features a great structure from the outside, it even boasts of an awesome interior design.
It is believed to be a burial ground because archaeologists discovered deposits of human bones. These bones could easily date back from 3000 BC up until 500 years after, based on carbon deposits.
Why the Buildings Still Stand
Being around for several centuries and having outlived their designers and builders means that these buildings have witnessed but survived the worst of earthquakes and other natural disasters. They have stood the test of time.
Many questions come to mind
How are they still standing despite the several seismic attacks that hit them? Why and how were they able to withstand the most terrible earthquakes without crumbling?
According to architectural analysts, the foundations of some of the buildings are anchored to the ground by three layers of stones, where the deepest level consists of small stones laid out relatively loosely. This layer is said to absorb the first surge of earthquake’s devastation powers. On top of that is a layer of big fat even stones placed without any mortar, called Orthostats. Also, the base of the foundation stands above the ground. This multi-layer foundation perfectly balances out the forces of the earthquakes while protecting the buildings above.
How your Building can withstand the worst of Natural Disasters
In this modern time, how does one build a house that can withstand earthquakes and all forms of natural disasters like the aforementioned structures? It is by using high quality iron rods to reinforce the concrete. This is the reason why professional builders insist on using top-grade TMT iron rods like TIGER TMT in any type of building and construction.
TIGER TMT iron rod is produced with accurate chemistry and the best mechanical cooling technology, making it the best TMT brand. In every TIGER rod, there is right chemistry that gives it better ductility that makes it not to be susceptible to cracks, as well as gives it good bonding with concrete, bendability and elongation
We have quality staff who are equipped with the latest machines that enable them to deliver the best quality. We also have accurate setup and arrangement for mechanical treatment that gives TIGER TMT iron rods high yield strength and makes it earthquake and corrosion resistant.
The high yield strength possessed by TIGER TMT iron rods also make it ideal for all types of structures, ranging from high rises, dams, bridges and all critical structures where high yield strength is required.
With continuous checks at every level and our quality team equipped with all modern testing facilities, we ensure that our products meet stringent norms.