A high-quality steel structure not only makes a project safer but also generates added value and protects the investment. This strengthens the value chain from the construction industry and its suppliers to the end consumer.
Walls, foundations, roofs, or any part of the construction will always be more resistant if they are made with steel.
The system of Losacero reduces construction times since simultaneous pouring of mezzanines and roofs can be carried out.
Over the centuries, the materials that support the spaces we inhabit have evolved from sticks, rocks, and mud to modern steel elements that not only speed up the construction process, but also make it more cost-effective and can result in more aesthetic buildings, with greater growth possibilities and, above all, they are safer.
The roof, floor, and walls are basic points in any construction, whether we’re talking about a small house or a building.
The metal mezzanine system Ternium Losacero acts as reinforcing steel, centering, and beam at the same time. Its resistance relies on the system of 91 cm galvanized sheets of effective width on which the concrete is placed, providing an integral work. The system of Losacero reduces construction time since the pouring of mezzanines and roofs can be carried out simultaneously.
The sheets are anchored to the concrete to form the roof slab or mezzanine. This system reinforces the structural resistance of buildings to seismic phenomena and time.
The poured concrete fills the profile channels and results in a flat surface for slab finishes. When the concrete hardens, it acquires its own resistance and works jointly with steel.
Benefits of Steel Structures
The Losacero system gives maximum sturdiness to buildings and provides excellent structural resistance.
The technology of Ternium Losacero provides three essential benefits to construction:
- It has lighter and more functional structures
- It minimizes material costs
- It increases the available space and design options.
It is made of high-resistance galvanized steel to ensure durability and has an additional coat of paint to ensure weather resistance.
The technology of Ternium Losacero allows the construction of lighter and more functional structures.
All structures are manufactured under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Steel Deck Institute (SDI) standards.
Ternium offers products that contribute to the development of industry and economy by strengthening value chains and serving as a connector between productive sectors that generate development and well-being for Mexicans.
The Versatility of the Rod
Steel rods are essential elements in construction, circular steel bars with a corrugated finish that allows them to adhere better to concrete, prevent slippage of the structure, and absorb pressure, tensile and torsional forces in construction.
Steel rods are resistant to flames, extreme temperatures, pests, and offer greater safety against earthquakes. Despite their importance, they aren't always visible. The rebar is often hidden inside the walls and structures of buildings, covered with concrete. Their resistance depends on the quality of the steel with which they're made, and in the case of Ternium, it's the best one.
Some of the benefits of Ternium Rods in construction are: its low cost compared to other materials, its easy maintenance, and its versatility to create complex, creative, and even artistic structures.
It is currently one of the most eco-friendly and widely used construction materials. 100% of the steel used to produce rebar comes from recycled sources.
Ternium rods are available in sizes from 5/16" to 1 1/2", and each variety will be used depending on their use in construction:
- Horizontal wall reinforcement
- Concrete block wall with internal steel reinforcement
- Concrete posts
- Prefabricated elements
- Concrete piping