Stainless Steel and Sustainable Construction

This BSSA special report, published in February 2004 aims to provide architects and other building and construction specialist specifiers with an overview of stainless steel in the context of sustainable construction. Firstly the context of sustainable development is discussed and its relevance to the construction industries. The advantages of using stainless steel for building exterior applications such as facades, roofing, balustrades, walkways, guttering and drainage, building interior applications such as lift panels, window and door frames and fittings and swimming pool liners and finally structural applications such as column cladding, brickwork support and wall ties and in fire protection are noted along with its application in concrete reinforcement, bridge and tunnel construction.


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