15.01.2013

ArcelorMittal supports resource-efficient building

Munich, 15 January 2013 - ArcelorMittal is presenting a number of new, resource-efficient steel products for the construction sector at BAU 2013. At the world’s leading trade show for architecture, materials and systems from 14 to 19 January 2013, ArcelorMittal Construction and ArcelorMittal Commercial Long Germany will showcase a broad range of innovative developments. The guiding theme of the joint appearance with Bauforum Stahl (Steel Building Forum) at the trade show is “Steel – Building in the Material Cycle”.

ArcelorMittal is exhibiting a variety of products and design possibilities for floor and wall cladding design. Among these, for example, is the anti-graffiti coating Flontec. This special coating for steel cladding enables the removal of graffiti using just a sponge and water. Composite floors open up a multitude of different opportunities for architects, planners and installation companies. The most significant advantages of Cofrastra composite floors are their high level of industrial prefabrication, flexibility in use, short building times and high load-carrying capacity. Architects can design slender, elegant structures with high aesthetic appeal as the steel support structure is consciously integrated in the property’s appearance and is therefore emphasized. Structural engineers can implement large spans with high load concentrations thanks to the optimised properties of steel with concrete. Installation companies can optimise the building time due to fast, labour-saving execution.

With the HISTAR® steels, produced exclusively in Differdange (Luxembourg), ArcelorMittal makes a further contribution to resource-efficient material innovation. The HISTAR® sections are distinguished by a combination of high strength and toughness at low temperatures and excellent weldability. They consist of high-strength steel which enables material savings of up to 50% compared with conventional steel sections. Thanks to this enhanced performance, it is possible to reduce building costs, save weight and significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

Wind power plants in lattice tower construction are ecologically attractive and additionally offer cost-effective solutions even for great heights. ArcelorMittal has developed new angle sections for use in lattice towers. The use of these sections enables greater installation heights which in turn facilitates the utilisation of higher-energy wind layers. Lattice towers made of steel are more easily transported in difficult terrain (mountains, forests) and have the lowest life cycle costs for sustainable energy generation.

Composite precast bridges using rolled girders with concrete infill (PreCoBeam bridges) represent a new form of design for composite bridges. The advantages of these bridges are expressed in the high fatigue strength of the hot-rolled products, long delivery lengths which make only a few on-site joints necessary and the possibility of preprocessing in the rolling mill. This enables the delivery of ready-to-install components directly to the building site resulting in very short installation times and making lengthy traffic restrictions due to concrete formwork scaffolding, etc. unnecessary.

ArcelorMittal is represented on joint stand 318 in hall B2 at BAU 2013 in Munich.

For further information go to:
www.constructalia.com
www.arcelormittal.com/sections

Press contact: Arne Langner, +352 4792-3120

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