In most of the developed countries, the use of galvanized steel structures for the housing sector, especially for roofing, has increased strongly.
Galvanized steel is one of the most used materials for the construction industry leaving behind some other materials such as wood in roofing. The characteristics of this material make it most idoneus for any structure for some reasons:
- It reduces the self weight transmission loads
- It reduces the execution timing
- Does not need maintenance
- For the reasons above, it reduces costs
The present technique to carry out this type of structures limited its use on housing due to union system of the cross sections with soldered joints. The use of this type of joints destroyed partially the galvanized layer of the cross sections what diminished the advantages of the use galvanized steel.
CUMEVA has more than 15 years experience and introduces, for the first time in the sector, a 100% galvanized light steel structure without the use of soldered joints.
Cumeva Structural System is now the only structural system 100% galvanized approved with the ETA (European Technical Approval, in Spanish DIT) DIT number 438R by the Eduardo Torroja Science & Construction Institute, under the authority of the Superior Board of Scientific Research.