Compared to natural materials, composites have unique capabilities and characteristics that distinguish them. Today, composite materials are widely used in the construction industry, and due to their high resistance, they increase the lifespan of the structure.
Composite is obtained by combining two or more materials together. In such a way that the materials used in the composite are chemically separate and insoluble and do not dissolve in each other.
Cost Considerations and Long-Term Durability of Composites in Construction
The price of composites is lower compared to natural materials and their use in construction projects will cost less. Building structures may be affected by environmental or mechanical factors due to the low quality of materials or long life and wear out over time.
Although they can be repaired using traditional methods, doing this will also involve problems. For this reason, composite materials are used in building construction today to increase the mechanical resistance of the structure and increase the lifespan of the building.
Cost is one of the parameters that is always considered and evaluated in economic activities. Due to the increase in the price of construction materials, today the use of composite materials is widespread in the construction industry, because these materials are economically more affordable and have higher resistance.
The use of construction composites reduces the amount of surfaces that need coating and plating, and due to its very light weight, it allows the construction of rooms without columns. Construction composites also reduce the cost required to complete the construction project and the duration of construction.
Application of composites
Construction composites are used in the construction of counter ceiling, doors and windows, building facades, partitions, roof coverings, sinks and wash basins, bathtubs, etc. One of the most common uses of composite in building construction is its use in facade painting and building beautification.
Advantages of using construction composites
Building composites have unique advantages that distinguish them from other materials. Among the advantages of these composites, the following can be mentioned:
- The weight of composite is lighter than other materials and due to this the costs of the construction project are reduced to a great extent.
- In addition, their safety against earthquakes is high.
- Composite has a very high resistance to moisture and corrosion, and its maintenance and repair will not cost much.
- The resistance of these materials against changing environmental conditions and chemicals is high.
- Despite its light weight, the mechanical resistance of the composite is high and it has the ability to absorb all kinds of impact and pressure.
These materials have a very high flexibility and forming ability, and they can be molded in different shapes with low costs. This characteristic of composite makes it used in the construction of construction sanitary ware, including sinks and wash basins, bathtubs, etc.