The most frequent uses of steel in buildings are for the structure & envelopes of industrial, logistic and commercial buildings. With around 60 % share, steel has the largest part of the construction volume in non-residential construction.
Today, sustainable construction requirements create for all construction stakeholders new challenges. With a selection of related topics, the iForum industrial construction which took place in Berlin dealt with some of the essential elements from design, planning & construction processes for industrial and commercial buildings.
The event was attended by planners, architects and engineers as well as construction companies.
Jerome Guth, business development manager construction of ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, spoke on innovative steels for the building envelopes. He introduced new substrates and coatings offering improved aesthetics, sustainability and performances. Most of these products have already obtained European recognition such as the ECCA Premium® label.
Docks in Aviles Port [Neighbours of Oscar Niemeyer] (Asturias, Spain), Architect © [baragaño] architects, photography © Mariela Apollonio
Bauforumstahl (bfs) promotes steel in construction. It is a forum about architecture, resource-efficient and economical planning and building as well as standardisation. Bauforumstahl represents approx. 500 members along the entire process chain: steel manufacturers, steel traders, steel fabricators, suppliers, galvanising plants, raw material suppliers and manufacturers of fire protective coatings, planning offices and scientists.
The organization provides independent advice and knowledge transfer and is an open platform for a wide variety of activities.
Consisting of a landmark book and a dedicated website, Steel Envelope gives architects, designers and engineers a chance to touch and feel ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products' construction products.
The Steel Envelope book is distributed to architects across Europe. As well as detachable samples, the book features large format images and practical details about each construction steel grade and finish.
The samples can be easily removed so that they can be viewed in real-life interior or exterior lighting conditions. Samples of ArcelorMittal’s metallic (Magnelis®, Aluzinc® Florelis, and Indaten®) and pre-painted (Granite® and Estetic®) steel finishes are presented.
Like the Steel Envelope website, the book includes a product selector which helps architects and designers select the right steel for the right application.
Important information about colour ranges, guarantees and product features is available at your fingertips.
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