Stainless Steel in Building Design by djsgjg0045


									Architects, builders and facilities designers have a lot to be thankful for today. They
have a whole range of materials to try and fit into the vision of their creation. And for
the truly creative, all it takes is a repurposing of materials to fit their idea of the
beauty of a building.
  Stainless steel is really a godsend in today’s civilization. Its properties have allowed
it to make its way into almost all aspects of human life. With its strength and its
ability to resist rust, it has found its way into medical applications such as surgical
tools, into the kitchen as cutlery and table utensils and even into our daily hygiene
habits as razors. Stainless steel is so ubiquitous that it seems nobody can go a day
without encountering it.
  And behind the scenes, there is always stainless steel. It has been a mainstay material
in the manufacturing and food industry since it can be sterilized in a number of cost
effective ways without compromising its appearance or function.
  Even the building industry has taken notice of stainless steel. While the upfront cost
of using stainless steel is high, it is more than made up for by the savings that can be
realized from reduced maintenance and the durability of the material which will
negate replacement costs. For an inventive designer, there is no limit to what stainless
steel can do to the beauty of a project.
  For a designer looking for a light, airy industrial feel in his or her project, a
perforated metal sheet made of stainless steel can be utilized as a divider or a wall
accent. This effectively affords some form of privacy and space and some form of
zoning a space for function.
  Perforated stainless steel sheets are easy to order from manufacturers since they have
been used as filters or separators for some time. All a designer needs to do is specify
the design of the perforation and the supplier will do the rest.
  Some suppliers are even up to the task of doing stainless steel extrusions that a
designer might use to decorate or line a plain object like a wall or floor. The only limit
to stainless steel in building design is the designer’s imagination.

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