Stainless steel shines in structural architectural uses

Feb 28, 2011 | 07:00 PM | Bill Beck

Tags  stainless steel, structural, 316, molybdenum, construction

Architects and construction contractors have long known of the benefits of stainless steel for any number of uses in buildings and other structures, including siding, roofing, steps, staircases and exterior and interior railings. Those benefits include an attractive appearance, low maintenance requirements and increased safety, especially for railings on both the inside and outside of buildings and concourses.

Stainless grades made with molybdenum, particularly Type 316, are well suited to structural architectural applications. Stainless steel is often used to tie masonry and stone assemblies together, as well as to connect elaborate glass structures. Stainless helps highlight structural detail in new designs as part of the architectural form.....

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