In an increasingly uncertain world where natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires are becoming more frequent, the resilience of the built environment is paramount. Metal buildings have emerged as a frontrunner in this regard, offering unparalleled disaster resilience compared to traditional construction materials like wood and concrete. This article examines the properties that make metal buildings exceptionally resilient to natural disasters and discusses how this resilience makes them a smart choice for construction, especially in disaster-prone areas. Additionally, we spotlight Keen’s Buildings, a leader in the construction of metal buildings, and their contributions to this field.
Hurricane and Wind Resistance
Hurricanes bring not only torrential rain but also devastating winds. Conventional buildings can be severely damaged or destroyed by the force of hurricane winds. Metal buildings, however, are engineered to withstand high wind loads. The inherent strength and flexibility of metal, combined with aerodynamic designs, significantly reduce the wind pressure on the building. Moreover, metal roofing systems can be securely fastened to the structure, preventing them from being torn off by strong winds. In coastal areas and regions prone to hurricanes, metal buildings offer a robust shield against the relentless winds. Read more