What’s the difference between a good roofing design and a bad one? If you see from functionality point of view, a “bad” roof design will show results in no time. It would require extensive maintenance, it may falter on finishes and can show signs of leakages within months of roof completion. A ‘bad’ roof design will have poor conformity to building regulations, codes, resistance to external forces or even in-adequate insulation, making it energy inefficient. Between constant repairs and increased energy costs, you’ll land up spending your money maintaining the roof, then you did on its initial construction.
Roof systems are most critical investment not only due to their cost but also because of the valuable assets they protect in the long-term. Especially in an industrial or a manufacturing set-up where frequent maintenance can mar operational efficiency thereby affecting delivery targets.
While architects or structural designers are ready to embrace complex designs, the need for perfection is imperative right from the first design draft. With notable improvements in design technology and manufacturing processes; complex and unusual designs of metal roofs have become widely accepted.
Necessary conduits of design engineering:
No-one wishes to design a bad roof. However certain considerations should not be neglected:
- Ensure a close understanding between a highly professional design team and the contractor to help optimize roof design, while minimizing errors during actual execution.
- To address critical engineering challenges, use modern-day software. With precision, it helps develop robust, well-engineered and high-performance designs.
- Safety too plays a significant part. Adding safety features like walk-ways, access platforms, safety nets etc. would minimize on-site fatalities and maintenance.
- Use accessories that perfectly complement finishes for improving overall functionality.
- Necessary arrangements for equipments such as wires, down-pipes for water harvesting, HVAC equipments, solar panel should be considered.
The above factors when combined, enables you to build roofing system that have long life and require minimum maintenance over the time. Accordingly, the role of engineering becomes very crucial in capital intensive industrial roofing!
Reinforce your Roof Design with LYSAGHT® Engineering
At LYSAGHT® we work with you to ensure that your roof designs are safe, optimized and as per required design codes. LYSAGHT’s in-house engineering provides Design Solutions for a large gamut of applications – Roof & Wall Cladding, Purlins & Girts, Composite Decking and Solar Module Mounting Solutions.
Our Engineering team is trained on the latest know-how of Indian and International codes and practices that match both market and customer needs. We constantly upgrade our technology with support from BlueScope R&D Team. We take help from prestigious institutions such as IIT-M for vetting our designs for further improvements as and when required. In addition to that, we conduct tests for our products to suit Indian conditions at IITs and NABL approved labs in India to give complete assurance to our esteemed customers. We use Global Engineering software like STAAD Pro, MBS, Autocad, Tekla and some of our proprietary software like MEGAFLOOR for Composite Slab and SUPRACAD for LGFS Solutions.
We extend Structural Warranty Certificates to Designs like Solar MMS. Engineering team is also capable of addressing all types of site issues, on time solutions, site measurements in case of re-roofing jobs or retrofitting jobs and roof diagnoses. Engineering expertise coupled with industry wide best design & manufacturing ability makes our services highly customer centric. LYSAGHT® solutions always endeavour to complete on-time delivery of projects which in turn optimises cost for our customers.
Use of global engineering software, adherence to international standards and codes, state of the art manufacturing capabilities, quality testing practices ensures error proofing in our 360◦ customer focused solution.
To ensure you get the best value for your money; do visit our website www.tatabluescopesteel.com for more information.