The construction industry is known for its creation but have you ever thought that how is it possible to build so many wonders? Construction is an area that depends upon several factors like cement, steel, paint, wood, etc. These particular factors are industries that are interrelated and support each other. Now if we talk about the welding industry it is related to the construction industry like bones & joints in the human body.
Welding technology is widely used in the construction industry for the fabrication of metal frameworks by fusing various metal components together. The fabrication is done into two parts in the construction field, the welding process is done on-site and the other is prefabricated in a workshop.
The construction industry has a wide range of welding requirements, most of which are used are shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) to weld the steel structures, flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) which is generally used to weld heavy equipment repair & also to fabricate the steel structures. The gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW/TIG) process plays an important role in welding various metals like stainless steel, copper, bronze and aluminum.
Gas metal arc welding (GMAW/MIG) welding is done for both structural and nonstructural purposes and submerged arc welding (SAW) is generally used to weld pipes and round structures because it gives a good penetration into that. Welding provides durability, cost-effectiveness & flexibility to the construction industry.
Durability plays an important role because the structures weigh thousands of tons and are pretty much expected to last at least a hundred years and with the power of properly welded joints the stakeholders stay assured about the construction. Welding is a cost-efficient process when we use the right equipment. Several other technologies have been incorporated into the process to make it more efficient like arc reach technology which saves a lot of money and provides better results.