Steel is particularly well suited to sustainable construction. Strong, lightweight, easy to form and assemble, steel reduces the environmental impact of construction at all stages of a building’s lifecycle. And at the end of the building’s life, the steel it contains can be 100% recycled to create new steel.
Over the years, steel buildings have become popular not only in the commercial and industrial sector, but also in the communities for building houses as well. Steel buildings offer many benefits and advantages. Discover the amicable things that can be associated with having steel buildings instead of the traditional building construction materials and processes.
Steel not only provides exceptionally sustainable solutions for construction, but extremely safe ones too.
Steel combines remarkable strength-to-weight ratios with physical flexibility - it does not crush or crumble, it flexes. So when severe loading occurs (say in an earthquake) steel is better able to absorb the loads without losing its structural integrity, than many other building materials.
This strength and flexibility give steel good performance characteristics in relation to fire too.
At ArcelorMittal, we combine our advanced coil coating technology with a selection of high-quality paint systems, guaranteeing their aesthetic appearance and long-term durability. Whatever the project or intended use for the steel, coil coating remains the most efficient and ecological process to apply long-wearing paint finishes on metallic surfaces.
Organic coated steel is produced on industrial lines that are designed to meet the most stringent environmental regulations concerning surface treatments, solvent emissions and the absence of harmful substances in the composition of the paint. Our steels already comply with standards such as ISO 14000/1 in this regard.
To help you in your project towards low or zero energy buildings, we can provide you the documentations and certificates you would need to prepare your HQE, LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, MINERGIE or any other sustainable building scheme you would be applying to, while using our products.
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