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TMT Iron Rods and Modern Architectural Designs

The Evolution of Architecture

The field of architecture has evolved over the years with innovative technologies of construction, especially in the use of iron rods and reinforced concrete, which has given rise to institutional and corporate buildings by postmodern architecture.

Modern architecture emerged at the end of the 19th century as a result of revolution in technology, engineering and building materials, coupled with a desire to replace historical architectural styles with more functional and new styles.

The revolution came with the use of iron rod, reinforced concrete and glass to build stronger, lighter and higher structures. Several great buildings sprang up as a result of this innovation.

The Role of TMT Iron Rod in Modern Architecture

After years of reinforcing concrete with different iron rods, modern architects and builders discovered that they would no longer meet the requirements of modern construction projects, regarding strength, durability, ability to withstand natural disasters, and ensure longevity. This brought about the use of Thermo-Mechanically-Treated (TMT) iron rods.

TMT iron rods are manufactured with a unique process which involves passing hot steel billets through quenching process. The process hardens the outer surface of the iron rod and makes the inner core soft, thereby enhancing its high yield strength.

The high yield strength of TMT iron rods, coupled with their superior bonding properties with cement and concrete, better ductility, and other qualities make them very essential building materials.

TMT iron rods have revolutionized the construction process in that they have made the construction of big projects such as high-rise buildings, dams, bridges, and other mega structures possible.

Reinforcing concrete with local iron rods does not exhibit high tensile strength and ductility.

  • High Strength
  • The quenching process used in making TMT iron rods give them superior strength. This protects the building during natural disasters.

  • Corrosion resistance
  • The unique manufacturing process also gives TMT iron rods anti-corrosion properties and they don’t require the cold-twisting process. These make them preferable for construction projects.

  • Fire resistance
  • TMT iron rods have high thermal stability that makes them resist extreme temperature. This makes them provide safety during fire outbreak.

  • Ductility
  • One of the advantages that TMT iron rods have over local iron rods is its ductility and bend properties. The ductility is made possible through its manufacturing process which makes it give a high level of flexibility to building structure. This ensures that when buildings are shaken up during natural disaster, especially earthquake, it can retain its structure. The bend ability enables pre-welded meshes which are used to eliminate the need for binding.

  • Superior bonding
  • TMT iron rods come with come with a unique cross-rib formation which ensures that the concrete is always tightly bonded with the iron rod, which further enhances its strength.

READ MORE: Construction Works that Tiger TMT is Suitable for

Choose TIGER TMT Iron Rods

Whatever construction projects you are embarking on, TIGER TMT iron has got you covered. It has high resistance to corrosion and helps to obtain a longer life for your structure. It has perfect bonding with concrete, high temperature resistance and guarantees your building unequal strength as well as resistance to earthquakes.

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