07 Aug The durability and strength of hybrid systems
Steel and concrete composite and hybrid buildings were first constructed in Japan for low-rise buildings in low seismic regions. The success of these structures was noticed by engineers in the U.S., spurring the creation of a U.S.-Japan cooperative structural research project on composite and hybrid structures. The goal of this cooperative was to develop steel and concrete moment-resisting frame systems suitable for medium- and high-rise buildings in moderate to high seismic regions. These hybrid structures caught on in the United States as contractors took note of the robustness and strength of these building designs that could be erected in a more cost-effective manner than a building constructed with steel only.
For more than 30 years, Fibrebond has developed innovations in manufacturing utilizing both concrete and steel building materials. From their roots in manufacturing panelized concrete buildings for the telecommunications industry, Fibrebond expanded into the power market in 2014 and offered customers the unique benefit of combining steel and concrete for a more cost-effective product without compromising building performance.
Initially used to reinforce repairable buildings in seismic zones, the use of steel and concrete building materials provides robust and cost-effective structures. At Fibrebond, we produce high-quality, hybrid structures, implementing both steel and concrete, for the power industry.
Steel and concrete hybrid buildings reduce cost without compromising quality, and Fibrebond has perfected the methods required to manufacture and construct these structures. At Fibrebond, we have one of the world’s most sophisticated concrete plants, as well as a complete metal fabrication shop. With a history of building innovative and reliable structures for a variety of industries and purposes, you can trust Fibrebond to solve your building needs.
Learn more about our diverse product line and quality manufacturing processes at Fibrebond.com.