Circular construction with steel

Steel adapts to actual requirements to combine creative freedom with construction efficiency.

Steel offers numerous advantages for the achievement of sustainability with high level environmental and health protection. Day in day out, this natural, recyclable, recycled, sustainable, high-performance material, which poses no health hazards, proves its capacity to underpin the most inventive and successful solutions in construction.

It is estimated that, worldwide, more than 85% of steel is recycled at the end of its life. Used steel has the advantages of magnetic sorting and complete and perpetual recycling without loss of properties. It can even be remanufactured with upgrading of steel quality. In this way, it makes a significant contribution to the preservation of natural resources for future generations.

Reusing instead of recycling (remelting) the structural element is one of the ways to extend the exploitation life which can reduce the carbon emission. Our steel structures that comprise of steal beams and steel columns are easily releasable and can be reused. Re-use is the most environmentally advantageous approach at the end of a buildings’s life. Apart from the superiority of steel as a material, we also believe in developing tools that further simplify construction by reducing installation time, waste and the risk of mistakes. By reducing the construction process, energy can be saved and indirectly reduce the carbon emission.

Seven benefits of using structural steel construction:

  1. Safety: steel provides a majority of the safety benefits everyone expects. Steel is not combustible
  2. Reduced Construction costs across te project.
  3. Future adaptability: steel constructions are remarkably adaptable.
  4. High quality construction: the predictable properties of steel aloow designers an fabricators to meet tight tolerances with precision and accuracy.
  5. Serviceability and resilience: Steel exhibits a predictable amount of sway in common conditions with limited movement.
  6. Design flexibility: Steel is a dynamic material capable of being formed into endless shapes from simple to complex geometries.
  7. Sustainability: Steel is one of the most sustainable materials in the world. Steel loses none of its strength or other physical properties even after repeated recycling. All scrap is recyclable and can be resold.

Steel construction is a multiple application technology that is sustainable and widely used for structural steel work, local reinforcement, flooring, façades, roofing, partitioning, equipment, interior design, etc, in particular offering the following advantages:

  • prefabrication, continuous quality control, precision machining, building site nuisance control, dry process building, etc.;
  • ease of assembly with shorter construction time and faster return on investment;
  • adaptation to “passive” construction and high-energy efficiency buildings featuring industrialised shell and floor systems with high-performance thermal and acoustic insulation, ventilation and lighting;
  • effective use of technological advances to develop special high-strength types of steel, computer-aided design and manufacture, development of surface coatings based on nanotechnology with active function for optimum environmental management, etc.;
  • structural lightness, long span lengths and material savings, creating more floor space and natural luminosity;
  • flexibility of interior space and ease of adaptation, enlargement and height extension of buildings;
  • ease of dismantling and possibility of reusing whole structures or structural components;
  • strength and resistance over a long period of use, with easy maintenance.

Steve Wright, Whirlwind Steel
IPO Steel Network – Sustainability Charter