Use of steel in construction is no longer limited to reinforcement for concrete. Steel construction is evolving from boxlike steel structures to aesthetically pleasing designs. As more and more people are experiencing the advantages of metal buildings, and skill sets across the value chain are improving, this shift is increasingly gaining momentum.
Innovation & Excellence
Tata BlueScope Steel was established to offer value added steel products and solutions to its customers across South Asia. The Building Solutions Business division brings the desired focus to delivering the best-in-class metal building solutions. It currently offers design, manufacture, supply and erection of complete metal building solutions under its premium BUTLER® Building Systems and contemporary ECOBUILD™ Building Systems brands.
The ‘FM Approved’ MR-24® Standing Seam Roof System, offered exclusively with BUTLER® buildings, has a one-of-a-kind 360-degree Pittsburg Double Lock Seam. This seaming process is similar to what is adopted for beverage cans. We offer a 10 year leak proof warranty on MR-24®. Another key solution is the factory punched BR-II™ Roof System. With ECOBUILD™ buildings, roof options include TRIMDEK® and CUSTOM ORB® profiles. Liner panels, Decking options, and several optional accessories are also offered.
Primary structural frames are manufactured with careful consideration to material and workmanship. Secondary and cladding elements are roll-formed with strict compliance to process and quality. For optimum performance across the life of the building, all accessories and components are sourced from the best.
Key Customer Benefits
For an industry where the potential to supply exceeds market demand, capacity is a bit of a misnomer. It is ‘capability’ that has a far more significant role to play. Our capability to meet customer expectations of On-time, Leak-proof and Safe erection of their metal buildings is what sets us apart from the competition.
The most important need of a project perhaps is: to be completed on-time. Over the last few years, Tata BlueScope Building Solutions has adopted ‘Critical Chain Project Management’ approaches to facilitate on-time completion of projects. We follow full kit rules, avoid frequent shifting of priorities, maintain waiting buckets and constantly monitor project progress across all stages of project execution. Our delivery performance has improved significantly, and we are able to provide accurate updates on project status.
The next priority for metal buildings is leakproof performance. Typical sources for leakages in metal buildings are laps, ends, piercings and roof openings. Early leakages can be attributed to a combination of poor workmanship, tools and even materials. However, leakages can develop over a period of time, due to thermal expansion and contraction caused by changes in ambient temperature. A dedicated group within Tata BlueScope Building Solutions has extensively analysed reasons for leakages, and has developed check lists & methods, acquired special tools and conducted extensive training of personnel, at our in-house training center. We monitor leakage instances in our buildings, and have seen significant reductions since.
MR-24® Roof System: Truly Floating Roof System
MR-24® is probably the only ‘truly’ floating roof system currently available in the market! MR- 24® roof sheets are seamed continuously, along the entire length of the sheet, using a Roof Runner®. The 180deg field formed seam of MR-24® is least susceptible to malfunction.
Purlins and sheets for MR-24® installation are supplied pre-punched. MR-24® sheets are fixed to the purlins below using a specially designed clip assembly. High strength SCRUBOLT™ fasteners are used to secure the clips to the purlins. The clips are then seamed along with the MR-24® roof sheets. The clips are installed such that they allow smooth movement along both directions.
All accessories for the MR-24® Roof System are fixed to the roof sheets, and not the purlins below. The roof sheets are fixed at the eaves only. The gable trims and ridge are designed to allow for free movement. As a result, when thermal expansion and contraction takes place, the entire roof moves, alongwith the roof vents and skylights.
MR-24® end laps are always staggered, and the splices are always placed just above a purlin. This prevents potential leakages due to foot traffic on the roof and wind uplift phenomenon. Specially developed sealants of MR-24® have a high butyl content, for better leak-proof performance and longevity.
Another advantage of MR-24® roof sheets is that they are easily stacked. This makes bundles of sheets suitable for handling and transportation, unlike long lengths of field roll-formed sheets which are susceptible to handling damages. Since MR-24® roof panels are roll formed in the factory, our clients are assured of the best quality of materials and workmanship.
Fully Engineered Solutions
Each metal building is unique, like a signature or a thumb impression! Our teams get involved early, with project architects, consultants and owners, to understand the specific requirements of each building and then suggest optimised solutions. The objective is to create aesthetically pleasing buildings that match the functional, as well as aspirational requirements. Tata BlueScope Building Solutions gets access to the latest developments in technology through our principals, Butler Manufacturing USA. Several listening posts have been established to gain an understanding of emerging customer needs. We have even created one for addressing customer complaints in a formal and structured manner.
Latest Safety Techniques
Tata BlueScope Building Solutions is continuously investing in building internal capabilities, as well as developing logistics and builder partners. This is critical for meeting another key customer requirement, safe and incident free project completion. Our erection practices today leverage the most modern equipment and practices. For example, we have made use of boom-lifts, instead of scaffolding, mandatory for all our projects. This not only prevents accidents, but also helps in faster erection.
Tata BlueScope Building Solutions has already completed in excess of 1,000 projects for industrial, warehousing, commercial and infrastructure applications, across various locations in India. Our list of clients includes several prominent Indian and Overseas organisations. Our operating philosophy is strongly anchored to serving markets which are looking for the highest standards of engineering excellence, superior quality of products and workmanship, and timely completion of buildings.