The Stainless Steel Building & Construction Library is a one-stop, non-commercial technical resource compiled by the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) and the Nickel Institute.
Highly valued by architects, engineers, fabricators, building owners, contractors, and others working with stainless steel in the building and construction industry, this is a comprehensive, downloadable collection of the best free technical information, resources, articles and case studies available anywhere.
The previous version contained 280 PDF files. The 2015 version has been expanded to include 365 items, including more detailed information on sustainability, applications and fabrication.
Download the library (zip file, 559 MB):
Stainless Steel Library for Architects, Engineers & Architectural Fabricators
The library is categorized into six primary topic areas:
- Alloy Selection & Specification
- Structural Design
- Sustainability & Health.
Sub files under these headings further categorize the information by topic.
The Applications file includes subsections on bridges, building exteriors and interiors, historic and new building case studies, and product specific categories such as roofing, ductwork, railings, memorials, roof decks, sinks, swimming pools, sun screens, structural applications and many other topics.
The Finishes file contains North American and European brochures illustrating the wide range of aesthetic options as well as our list of European, North American and Asian suppliers who are helpful about providing finish samples.
Alloy Selection & Specification contains our latest 2015 Specification & Guideline list as well as general information on the different stainless steel alloys and design and specification guidance for corrosive locations. Additionally, there are topic specific pieces on coastal and deicing salt exposure, soil environments, fire resistance, and other subjects.
Fabrication contains comprehensive brochures on austenitic and duplex stainless steel fabrication as well as topic specific information on welding, forming, machining, cleaning, erection, and other subjects.