Storeyed Buildings

Structural frames erected for multiple floors

When taking charge of erecting storey buildings, Constant Compex assesses the main design aspects of the structural frames according to architectural theme and space limitations in space, plain and elevation. The proposed structural solutions meet technological requirements, costs of materials and execution duration.

The building capacity of Constant Compex focuses on various types of metal structures with residential, commercial or industrial purposes. Our works abide by technical regulations regarding design and execution and are guaranteed for very long periods of time.

We are able to address a wide variety of projects in the metallic frames field and provide 3D modeling design assistance in specialized programs. The digital model identifies landmarks such as: pillars, fixtures, beams, wind protection devices etc. to faithfully represent the structure to be built the assembly stages. Our criteria require rigorous calculations regarding the materials in order to ensure low running costs

When designing a building, consulting a structural engineer will determine the type of structure required based on functional and architectural requirements. Technical elements regarding the building’s compliance and the assessment of seismic forces allow us to understand why certain structures cannot be used.

Choosing the structural system must meet the requirements of earthquake protection and depends on factors such as:

  • Height - determines the type of structure
  • Use of the building - determines vertical and horizontal subdivision to ensure operating conditions and comfort
  • Building site - influences the type of foundation and building height
  • Building materials
  • Execution technology

When executing storeyed buildings, armed concrete framework structures provide flexibility in floor partitioning and are easy to build. They consist mainly of slabs, beams and pads. They are used in the construction of buildings with a large number of stories in regions with high seismicity, and closures and walls are typically done in AAC (autoclaved aerated concrete) or brick. Structural systems for multi-storey buildings located in seismic zones must have corresponding strength, stiffness and ductility in order to have an adequate response in case of strong seismic movements.

A very important feature of metallic structures is their versatility, adaptability, their ability to be changed and reconstructed. Steel parts are prefabricated to industry standards, they are easy to transport and quick to install, low cost and with fairly low reliance to environmental factors as compared to concrete structures.

If properly maintained, metal structures are very long-lived and pass the test of time.