What kind of advantages and disadvantages do steel structures provide?
Is there a market for metal building over seas?
What kind of things can be done to increase the security of metal building designs?
Steel structures are very renewable and fall into the category of renewable construction
Large structures can ship on one truck
Cheaper to fabricate go up fast
Less material to cover a large square foot area
Recyclable and can be erected on different sites
Large open spans with no center support
Structurally sound engineered for wind and earthquakes
Easy customizable options windows, doors and insulation
Energy efficient with correct insulation packages
No wood rot minor damages resulting from floods
Commercial options to hang equipment from rafters
Easy to repair long life roofing panels
Steel structure outlast wood structure with double the life time
Steel structures can accept masonry with only small design…
After years of relative stability, oil prices have dramatically fallen. The end of the year 2014 and into the year 2015, in just a matter of six months oil literally collapsed below 50 $ a barrel.
Despite the fact that crude oil and solar energy are not direct substitutes, solar stocks are under performing drastically as a result. Oil companies are loosing profit and laying off as many as they can as fast as they can. With oil so cheap renewable energy is really not a concern for people. It has truly dropped off the radar.
So the question is why is renewable energy so dependent on the oil price? Is it possible to decouple oil price and solar development? What is to be expected for the coming future? Will oil prices skyrocket again?
Perhaps this is a business tactic, a way for Saudi Arabia to bring the price of…