The benefits of using steel are that the design and fabrication are done under controlled conditions within the workshop simplifying the erection, safety, and speed while on site. Another benefit comes to the end of the lifespan of the building whereby most of the steel can be recycled. Contrary to popular belief, steel produces an overall cheaper and smarter looking building than concrete, this is brought about by the speed of construction, less labor required, longer spans, aesthetic appeal, service integration and quality assurance.
The works that Zenith undertakes ranges in types and size including industrial, commercial, religious, institutional, governmental and private clients. The business has expanded into Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo over the recent years and slowly expanding into North African and European markets. Although it is a recent adoption in Africa, multi-story steel buildings have been around since the 1940’s in developed countries.
With today’s advancements in research and technology, the use of structural steel and reinforced concrete together creates a composite design which is being implemented in multi-story construction. Zenith Steel is the pioneer of multi-story buildings in East and Central Africa and some of the projects already completed include Sifa Towers in Nairobi, Kericho Shopping Mall in Mombasa. Africab, Quality Centre and Office Block for Oriflame in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania including many others. The Elegance is another upcoming Multi-storey steel building in Nairobi. In addition to the jobs mentioned above, some of the other steel structures completed can be found on the page.