Close-up of steel rebar

Material properties

Due to its high standards of manufacture and processing, steel has a number of qualities that make it an ideal and flexible material for use in construction. The precision with which steel sections can be made also gives designers and engineers precise performance indicators.

The properties that need to be considered by designers when specifying steel construction products are:

  • Strength
  • Toughness
  • Ductility
  • Weldability
  • Durability

For more information on material properties use our online information tool or visit steelconstruction.info.