THE BEARING STRUCTURE IS THE PATENTED ELEMENT OF THE TECNO-BUILD® SYSTEM. PATENT FOR INDUSTRIAL INVENTION NO. 0001375672/002474 – 21/12/2006.
THE TECNO-BUILD® PRODUCTION IS RECOGNIZED BY THE EUROPEAN CERTIFICATION CE LABEL (PFC-EN 1090-1)

THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE IS MADE OF OPEN SECTIONS OF PRESSURE-BENT (HOT-ROLLED) GALVANIZED STEEL, 2-3 MM THICK ACCORDING TO THE INTENDED USE.

Only OPEN sections are used because:

  • Galvanization is possible on every single surface (both internal and external) of the sections, thus preventing rust build-up. No hollow sections are used, since these may develop condensation on the outer surfaces, which over time could result in rust build-up and weakening of the structural performance.
  • As sections are not deformable, they can be perfectly coupled, which means that the design structural values can be maintained over time.
  • Hot-rolled galvanizing is the best corrosion-resistant treatment for steel, and therefore it is ideal for sections used in the open air, even when they are exposed to very hard weather conditions.

THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE IS WITHOUT WELDING BECAUSE:

  • Welding would make the structure stiff, thus preventing movement of the welded components – which is essential in the event of an earthquake – and causing breaking of the structure itself. Also for this reason the TECNO-BUILD® bearing structure has a high anti-seismic performance.
  • At welding spots, the section is weaker because its physical/performance features are altered.

THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE IS INDUSTRIALIZED.

  • All components are manufactured by CNC and robot machines ensuring that perfect and high-quality sections are obtained both in terms of dimensioning and of reproducibility over time.

THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE IS MADE OF COMPONENTS WITH MAX. LENGTH 3 M AND MAX. WEIGHT 25 KG.

  • This means that the every single component can be handled by anyone.

TO ASSEMBLE THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE, YOU ONLY NEED ONE KIND OF BOLT (GALVANIZED M10 X 20 – 8.8), ONE KIND OF NUT (SELF-LOCKING GALVANIZED M10), A MONKEY WRENCH (17 MM) AND A LADDER.

  • 8.8 grade bolts are used since they are certified for the assembly of steel structures.

ALL PERIMETER SECTIONS CONSTITUTING THE LOWER BASE AND THE ROOF BASE OF THE TECNO-BUILD®BEARING STRUCTURE INCLUDE HOLLOW SPACES. THIS DESIGN SOLUTION HAS TWO PURPOSES:

  • To allow passage of the hydraulic and electric installations located in the perimeter walls proposed by us, so that they can be positioned wherever necessary.
  • To allow air circulation throughout the structure, thus creating a connection between the walls proposed by us, the air space beneath the floor and the sections themselves. The resulting ‘ventilation’ increases thermal insulation and significantly improves the living comfort, thus preventing the build-up of internal humidity and, as a result, of moulds and bad odour.

THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE IS A MONOLITHIC DESIGN, I.E.:

  • The TECNO-BUILD® structure simply rests on the ground. The ground shall have an acceptable planarity or it shall be prepared accordingly.
  • This means that no foundations or beds are needed, which would require the use of typical worksite equipment.

THE FLOOR IS POSITIONED ON THE PERIMETER LOWER BASE OF THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE, WHICH RESTS ON THE GROUND AND IS 15 CM THICK: AN AIR SPACE OF 15 CM IS THUS CREATED BETWEEN THE FLOOR AND THE UNDERLYING GROUND, INSIDE WHICH THE HYDRAULIC UTILITIES ARE LOCATED.

THE PERIMETER SECTIONS CLOSING THE AIR SPACE ARE DIMENSIONED IN ORDER TO PREVENT ACCESS FOR SMALL ANIMALS, SUCH AS RODENTS, AS WELL AS TO ENSURE AIR RECIRCULATION EVEN UNDER THE FLOOR: IN THIS WAY, THE WHOLE SURFACE OF THE HOUSE (BASE, PERIMETER WALLS AND ROOF) IS ‘VENTILATED’.

THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE IS DESIGNED FOR UP TO TWO FLOORS ABOVE GROUND.

THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE, BEING MADE OF GALVANIZED STEEL, IS 100% RECYCLABLE.

ALL COMPONENTS OF THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE ARE DESIGNED TO BE EASILY TRANSPORTED:

  • All components are max. 3 m long, so that they can be transported in boxes, which are dimensioned to optimize loading into containers.

ADVANTAGES OF THE TECNO-BUILD® BEARING STRUCTURE AS COMPARED WITH OTHER, MORE WIDELY USED BEARING STRUCTURES:

As compared with wooden bearing structures:

  • It is maintenance-free;
  • It cannot rot;
  • It cannot deteriorate due to the attack of insects or pests;
  • It is not subject to twisting or cracking;
  • It is much more resistant to weathering, and therefore it lasts much longer;
  • With bearing elements of the same size, it has a much higher structural capacity;
  • Fire behaviour: it goes without saying that steel is much more resistant to fire than wood;
  • The TECNO-BUILD® bearing structure does not alter in the presence of water and moisture;
  • No need for concrete beds or a base for securing it;
  • No need for worksite machines or equipment;
  • The building time is significantly reduced;
  • No specialized workforce is required.

As compared with concrete bearing structures:

  • It has a better anti-seismic performance;
  • No need for foundations;
  • No need for worksite machines or equipment;
  • The building time is significantly reduced;
  • No specialized workforce is required;
  • It can be completely disassembled;
  • The TECNO-BUILD® bearing structure does not alter in the presence of water and moisture;
  • No water or electric power are required during assembly.

As compared with welded-steel bearing structures:

  • No need for foundations;
  • No need for worksite machines or equipment;
  • The building time is significantly reduced;
  • No specialized workforce is required;
  • The TECNO-BUILD® bearing structure is more resistant to weathering since it is protected by hot-rolled galvanizing;
  • It has a better anti-seismic performance;
  • The components of the TECNO-BUILD® bearing structure are max. 3 m long, so they can be transported in boxes.