Sustainable stainless steel in building and architecture

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Theatre :  Sustainability and Circular Economy 


Stainless steels are high-tech materials (alloys) developed for a range of demanding, modern applications and environments.

The greater awareness and growing appreciation of the longterm benefits of stainless steel is reflected in the sustained growth in the global production of stainless steel from 1 million tonnes in 1950 to more than 50 million tonnes today. An estimated 16% of the UK market for primary stainless steel products (plate, sheet, bars, tubes etc) is used in the construction sector.

The versatility of stainless steel is reflected in the wide range of products used in the built environment that includes:

  • Building Exteriors: Façades; roofing, balustrades; street furniture; sculptures; lighting columns; guttering & drainage; walkways
  • Building Interiors: Window & door fittings; lift panels; architectural metalwork; swimming pool fixtures & linings
  • Structural Applications: columns & column cladding; brickwork support; lintels, wall ties; fire protection
  • Services: lifts, escalators, heating & ventilation systems; hot and cold water pipes; solar panels; water storage tanks; work surfaces; kitchen equipment
  • Civil engineering: bridge parapets; concrete reinforcement, tunnel linings; anchorages and fixings

Come and learn how stainless steels offer architects, designers, engineers, contractors and clients a unique combination of material and aesthetic qualities that are routinely used to deliver sustainable construction solutions.

Nancy Badoo, Associate Director of The Steel Construction Institute (SCI)Nancy Baddoo Associate Director
Steel Construction Institute
Noel Lovatt, Director at X-Treme Systems LtdNoel Lovatt Director
X-Treme Systems Ltd
Rob Cooper, Managing Director BSSARob Cooper Managing Director
British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA)
Tim CollinsTim Collins Secretary General
The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

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