Stainless steel is used in all aspects of architecture, building and construction. In use since the 1920’s, the use of stainless steel and the range of applications continues to grow. Aesthetic and functional, stainless steel is used for highly visible applications such as curtain wall and roofing, but is just as often found in practical, safety-related and sometimes hidden applications, like masonry and stone anchors, bollards and safety railings.

The more highly-alloyed molybdenum-containing stainless steels are preferred by leading architectural and landscape design and structural engineering firms for more corrosive locations because of their enhanced corrosion resistance.

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Building environment

How building design and construction affects internal environments.

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Design studio

The impact of structural and environmental engineering on a building’s form and function.

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Detailed design

Building construction and materials and their relation with design

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The relationship between architecture, engineering and structural design

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Environmental design

Designing buildings for optimum daylight, low carbon and energy ratings

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