KT Construction is involved in the land development for factory spaces and the steel construction of high quality foundations. In addition, KT undertakes the construction of cement wall fences to secure the premises of the factory.
Land, Load and Wind Uplift In order to ensure the durability of a steel building, such as a hangar or factory, the foundation upon which it rests must be well designed. There are three highly important factors that are used to determine the type of foundation for a steel building: the land, the load and wind uplift estimated for the building. So, before the building process commences, KT Construction implements an assessment of the three aforementioned site factors in order to help prevent deterioration of the structure, including, leaky basements, unsettled or shifting walls and eventual structural damage.
As a first step, the land must initially be professionally surveyed, measured and marked for leveling, and its quality of soil checked. Next, as steel and metal buildings must withstand high horizontal load weights, which can ultimately cause structural failure, KT Construction redistributes the horizontal load in one of two ways:
• Connecting steel tie bars to anchor bolts
• Increasing the size of the footing, which helps prevent the shifting of the foundation.
Finally, due to the lighter nature of their frames, steel buildings are more susceptible to wind uplift, which can occur when strong winds create a suction that effectively lifts the building from its foundation. KT Construction mitigates this columnar uplift by constructing heavier foundations, by adding topsoil onto the foundation, or by using deeper footings.