We are increasingly seeing the effects of the collapse of buildings due to an earthquake in the regions such as Haiti and collapse due to poor workmanship such as the recent building collapses in Kiambu.
With rapid urbanization, more high-rise buildings are coming up in major towns creating perfect recipes for disaster as people get trapped underneath tons and tons of concrete in case the building unfortunately collapses -either due to an earthquake or poor workmanship.
There are solutions to avoid this kind of disaster by having flexible pre-engineered structural steel framing components for buildings with light-weight sandwich panel wall infill. Some major cities such as Nakuru in Kenya sits right in the middle of the Rift Valley which is seismically unstable and earthquakes are unknown provide notice before they strike.
Countries that are vulnerable to earthquakes as Japan has an average of 40% of new high-rise buildings coming up in Steel structural frames – one of the world's highest- this is partly dues to steel's ability to resist the impact of severe earthquakes.
Pre-engineered structural steel framing components are designed using guidelines published by Metal Building Manufacturers Association which is a world-recognized authority on pre-engineered steel buildings and its guidelines are accepted as standard practice in his industry.