Development of Chinese Light Steel Construction Residential Buildings

Sanyuan Shi, Juan Yu

Abstract


Building systems with light steel members, gypsum plasterboards and mineral wool have a wide spread use in the US, Australia and Japan and are gaining market in some European countries. The systems have often load-bearing walls and the floors may be of Light weight steel profiles or concrete. Such systems are suited for industrial production and can contribute to a more efficient building process. This new building technology came to the foreground because of the rapid development in the building industry; surely it has a lot of advantages from the technological point of view, which meet all the requirements these days. But it is more important beside the points of view mentioned above that the construction of these buildings protects the natural environment, and suits the stand points of Sustainable development and guarantees a healthy environment for the users for the whole lifespan of the building. But,these systems are not universally utilized in China. As a matter of fact, they are to agree with the all current situations of China, especially the Light-gauge steel system residence. In the following paper I will justify the existence of light-gauge steel constructional building system in the residential housing with the points mentioned above.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v2n3p134

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