Difference Between Steel Framed & Load Bearing Structure

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Difference Between Steel Framed Structure & Load Bearing Structure
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01.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Load transfer path is from slab to beam, beam to column and column to footing.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Load transfer path is from slab to beam, beam to column and column to footing.

02.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Multi-storey buildings can be constructed.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Limited storey buildings can be constructed.

03.

Steel Framed Structure

  • More resistant to Earthquake.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Less resistant to Earthquake.

04.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Carpet area available is more.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Carpet area available is less.

05.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Mostly used form of construction

Load Bearing Structure

  • Rarely used form of construction

06.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Excavation for this type of construction is less.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Excavation for this type of construction is more.

07.

Steel Framed Structure

  • It is less labour intensive.

Load Bearing Structure

  • It is more labour intensive.

08.

Steel Framed Structure

  • The speed of construction is more.

Load Bearing Structure

  • The speed of construction is less.

09.

Steel Framed Structure

  • It is less material intensive.

Load Bearing Structure

  • It is more material intensive.

10.

Steel Framed Structure

  • It is prone to corrosion.

Load Bearing Structure

  • It is not affected by corrosion.

11.

Steel Framed Structure

  • The cost of repair is more.

Load Bearing Structure

  • The cost of repair is less.

12.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Life is reduced if not done with proper technique.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Life is not effected with the technique of work.

13.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Only Skilled worker are needed for its construction.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Skilled as well as non skilled worker can construct.

14.

Steel Framed Structure

  • The Thickness of wall can be maintained uniform throughout.

Load Bearing Structure

  • The Thickness of wall cannot be maintained uniform throughout.

15.

Steel Framed Structure

  • It is flexible in design from architectural point of view.

Load Bearing Structure

  • It is not flexible in design from architectural point of view.

16.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Room dimension can be changed.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Room dimensions cannot be changed.

17.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Cantilever element can be included in the system.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Inclusion of Cantilever element is a difficult task.

18.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Thickness of wall remains same with increase in height.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Thickness of wall increases with height, thereby reducing carpet area.

19.

Steel Framed Structure

  • No Limitation of span.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Limitation of span.

20.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Large span areas possible.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Large span areas not possible.

21.

Steel Framed Structure

  • There is not much increase in cost with increase in depth of foundation.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Foundation cost of Load Bearing is more than RCC frame if depth of foundation increases than 1.5m.

22.

Steel Framed Structure

  • No limitation for wall/room.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Limitation of wall over wall/ room over room.

23.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Large openings are possible.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Limitations for openings.

24.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Construction is simple.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Construction is cumbersome.

25.

Steel Framed Structure

  • Weight of Structure is less.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Weight of structure is more.

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