A recovery in Asian demand and supply constraints in the global market has sparked an increase in price of commodities like copper, pushing manufacturers to increase cost of low-voltage electrical equipment. Electrical equipment such as circuit breakers, switching and control and metering products are used extensively in industrial, commercial and residential segments, with a significant chunk used in the power sector.
Pre-engineered buildings (PEBs), a popular concept in North America and Europe, have been gaining momentum in India also, since their entry 15 years ago.
The major reasons behind the growth of PEBs are reduced construction time, faster occupancy, earlier returns on investment, reduced labour at site, architectural/design flexibility, eco-friendliness and easy installation and maintenance
The term expansion joints refer to the isolation joints provided within a structure to permit the separate segment of the structural frame to expand and contract in response to temperature changes without adversely affecting the structural integrity or serviceability.