Steel and Energy Management


Steel, in all its diverse forms and strengths is the natural manager of energy.

It may appear passive, even commonplace,
but Steel is the most durable, consistent and reliable material in the increasingly problematic management
of our fast evolving environment.

Today the world’s energy sources are poorly
and disproportionately managed.
 

Consequently, global warming, pollution, politics, territorial greed and money are the largest stumbling blocks to protecting our population and essential assets.

However, as the longest journey begins with the first step, our personal effort can still go a long way in improving the environment for everyone, even by putting ourselves first!

Steel can significantly make a world of difference
in how we protect ourselves from everyday erosion
and decay, caused by sun, wind and water and act as
a life saving barrier to catastrophic storm events.

We cannot see energy
but we constantly witness it in action
and outcome.  

As sustained storm winds strike your home, they pull and push, twist and squeeze, as a hammer levering
out a nail.

This immense energy, thanks to rebar steel in building columns and beams, is transmitted to ground.  

Roof sheeting and roofing screws resist torque
and the possibility of pressure build up inside
the building, which would blow the roof off.  

Roof sheets and gutters channel and carry the driving rains away from the building, preventing flood damage.  

The building torque and swell would potentially rip
the concrete floor apart, if it were not for the welded mesh, controlling the storm energy to the rebar in
the columns.

In passive mode, Colorbond® roof sheeting and Plyfoil® reduce radiated heat and the direct effect
of UV rays, carry the rainwater to gutters and drains
and protect us from winds and variable weather.

Whether a sustained wave or seasonal swings,
steel can only be effective if the gauge and quality
is capable of handling it.  

Not all steel is good steel.  

The material is a combination of alloys, melded together in various quantities for a multitude of purposes.  

There are a great many steel products in the market. Many of them are of poor quality, brittle
and untrustworthy for the purposes for which they
were created.  This can often mean the difference between life and death, when the product is a few dollars less!

At ECMIL, our focus is always on a quality product,
which meets the needs of our region.

The source of our steel is tried and tested over
more than a century. It has been subjected to
the ravages of climate and storms and has been designed for consistency, to meet and exceed international standards.  
It is dependable, durable and reliable.

So saying, as long as the materials are of quality,
the construction is only as good as the design
and building execution.  The standards of trust
in design and construction across the islands
have blossomed exponentially over recent times,
as governments and the private sector try to increase long term safety in development, while addressing
the imminent possibility of hurricanes.

Your health, family, business, livelihood
and environment is significantly better
when you use Steel to manage your ecosystem.  

If we each work towards the safety of our homes, communities and islands within the region,
then we will have adapted our culture and way of life
to embrace and manage nature’s increased abundance of risk and energy.

Contact our ECMIL sales department and discover how you can improve your long term security and way of life through using our reliable products.

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Storms and Common Sense
With the incidence and magnitude of our recent storms, its only common sense to ‘up our game’ in practical terms, to meet these new forces of nature. It’s always time to be smart about safety, but now we must be as proactive as possible to protect our families and property.

In the event of a storm...

 Heed all Official Warnings. 

 Be Safe. Stay Safe. 

 DON'T take unnecessary risks.

 Wait for the All Clear,
 before venturing out from safety.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from appropriate National Emergency Management Organisation professionals,
to confirm that the recommendations expressed are in alignment with the standards and directives of their territory, which may vary from time to time.