FerroBuild Systems was created as a natural amalgamation between our patented Ferron Panels and the ability to design lighter more cost-effective Light Gauge Steel structures using the panels as an integral unit of the structural design.
The systems evolved the cladding from non-strength cement board varieties to a concrete panel and the design from a column and beam concept to a load-bearing principle.
FerronBuild Systems started as a vision of Er. Dr. Arun Purandare. He questioned the traditional methodology of manual ferrocrete technology and its inability to withstand certain codes and testing parameters. The Ferron panel and its inherent properties culminating in a patent were a part of his Ph.D., which he achieved at the age of 75 years. His 5-decade experience as a structural consultant pushed him to reconceptualize the design of light gauge steel structures, keeping Ferron in mind.
The synergy of a structurally integral cladding and LGS gave birth to FerroBuild Systems.
Designing LGS structures ( FerroBuild Design Systems) using Ferron panels follows the IS Code 801, that defines the design of LGS as a stiffened section. Ferron, as a wall cladding, creates a composite shear wall, essentially a box structure. The design parameters are those for load bearing walls. This reduces the consumption of LGS by over 45%, reduces the dead load by about 60% and greatly reduces the time and cost required to assemble and erect an LGS structure.
Being a pre cured, form finished element, it negates the use of plastering on the wall. The inherent strength provides easy fixing of items on the internal walls.
The 89 mm ‘air gap’ between the panels prevents water seepage from the external into the internal space and provides a thermal insulation of close to 11 degree centrigrade.