Earlier, these sections of large diameter were made manually, and the heavy plates were transported, stored, cut, and welded from all four sides. This increased the overall time of the project which led to an increase in project cost, and quality was sometimes compromised.
APL Apollo is now using cutting-edge technology to make these ready box sections on time and with the required quality and uniformity. The company has the capacity to produce large quantities of tubes in a day (cut to the desired length), with minimum wastage, and less lead time.
Advantages of Apollo Box Sections
Unlimited Availability: APL Apollo has the capacity to produce large quantities of tubes, which ensures quick availability of ready box sections and on time delivery. Lower lead time ensures that there are no delays in project deadlines, and by enabling faster construction, the overall project time and cost are reduced.
Speed: Manually welded box sections are time consuming and have less dependability compared to machine-made box sections. High-rise buildings, mega factories, and warehouses can now be made faster; the lower project timelines reduces the overall costs and faster construction ensures faster IRR.
Better Quality: The company is ISO 9002 and ISO 9001 certified, which means quality is assured. Machine-made tubes have better uniformity and quality assurance as compared to the manually welded box sections. APL Apollo’s Direct Forming technology ensures minimum wastage, lower lead time, and cut to length sizes, so that fabrication is easier.
More Carpet Area: Other sections require RCC encasing to get smoother edges and appealing aesthetics, and additionally, shuttering and de-shuttering are required to support the structure. Square hollow sections have smooth edges and better aesthetics than I-sections. They do not require encasing or shuttering, and to get the best results, concrete can be filled inside the tube to give more space in the structure.
No Fabrication at Site: Structural Steel Tubes reduce the overall fabrication time as APL tubes are prefabricated, precisely engineered, and cut to length. There is little or no onsite fabrication required; which accelerates the construction process.
Environment Friendly: The construction sector contributes 30% of direct and indirect CO2 emissions. Structural steel is preferred for construction as steel is infinitely recyclable and is easy to pre-fabricate. Research indicates that replacing reinforced concrete with steel structures can reduce emission by 60% as there is no air pollution and less water is consumed.