Use of galvanised steel set to rise in large-scale infra development: HZL

The need of the hour is to mainstream these technologies in the construction industry, Mishra said.
Vedanta group firm Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) on Friday said the use of galvanised steel in the construction sector will rise as the country is moving towards large-scale infrastructure development.

Galvanised steel is a regular steel sheet that is coated in zinc to make them corrosion resistant.

"As India is on its way to large-scale infrastructure expansions, use of galvanised steel in construction is set to rise," Hindustan Zinc CEO Arun Mishra said during a webinar.

Use of zinc-coated light gauge steel framing system is known to offer greater durability, exceptional corrosion resistance that results in safer structures with less maintenance, he said.

"And the good news is that it is 100 per cent recyclable and hence environment friendly," the HZL CEO said.

"As we ready ourselves for the rapid urbanisation and infrastructure boom, it is imperative to use right kind of construction technology along with galvanisation of the structures that will not only ensure a long life but also the safety and security of the public using these structures daily," he said.

Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF) is a leading technology that will fast-track the construction process by 200 per cent, helping the ministry and related bodies construct more houses with minimum cost and environment footprint.

The need of the hour is to mainstream these technologies in the construction industry, Mishra said.

Light Gauge Steel Framing or light gauge steel construction is very similar to wood framed construction in principle -- the wooden framing members are replaced with thin galvanised steel sections.

The steel sections used here are called cold formed sections, meaning that the sections are formed, or given shape at room temperature.

LGFS buildings can be used as substitute of traditional buildings. It is used to create frames for external walls, floor, internal walls etc.

These are used as the base on which suitable boards and materials are used to cover the framing.

LGSF buildings look similar to traditional Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) buildings after completion.

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel