It is well known that the first settlements evolved some thousands years ago in the region of Mesopotamia, which literally means between the rivers, and indeed the land is situated between two rivers, Tigris and Euphrates. It has always been appealing for people to live near the waterfront, let it be rivers, sea or the ocean. However, those days the first settlers were driven by the instinct of survival – to provide adequate irrigation to their crops, potable water to their family and livestock.
By the 21st century things have significantly changed. Due to technological development, modern irrigation systems and aqueducts, it is no longer a must to live close to the water. Although most of us would definitely love to own a little waterfront cottage or just spend an unforgivable holiday in a hotel overlooking the blue sea, it became the privilege of the upper-class. However, the residents of these buildings did not choose the waterfront location to survive – rather then that, they just wanted to take in the gorgeous panorama that these buildings have to offer.
You must have heard about the breath-taking artificial Palm Islands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is for sure one of the best examples of modern technological challenges. Coastal constructions like Palm Islands or basically any shoreline construction are way riskier then building in the mainland as coastal buildings are exposed to more extreme weather conditions, such as tsunami, hurricanes and even earthquakes.
Consequently, more attention must be paid when building on the coast to prevent any sort of disaster. Steel buildings are one of the most reliable and toughest construction materials that will withstand the most extreme weathers and storms.
Coastal steel constructions have been used for decades, and being proved resistant and secure. Although steel buildings are mainly available in pre-punched, pre-drilled and pre-fabricated elements, this structure can provide stability even near the water. Steel buildings are reliably easy to erect, so you can save time and money!
Steel, regardless to coastal or country construction is definitely a good choice. All you have to decide is the exact size, layout and design of your coastal building, and the limit is only your imagination! Whether you consider building a family cottage or a massive hotel, steel buildings meet the ever strictest national regulations.
Beside, steel coastal constructions being water and fire-resistant not only meet the highest safety and hygiene standards, but are also eco-friendly as the elements are recyclable.