Construction sites can present a range of challenging conditions. The ability of steel to be manufactured off-site is an advantage for speed of construction. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/safety-performance/construction-conditions/
Acoustic considerations are relevant for all building types, but are particularly important in the residential sector, as well as civic buildings, such as schools or hospitals. The widespread use of steel-framed structures in these sectors demonstrates the ability of steel to meet demanding acoustic requirements.
While multi-storey, steel-framed buildings are as much as 60% lighter than their concrete equivalents, they are still able meet strict acoustic and vibration criteria. Designers have access to guidance documents and tools that allow them to work confidently with steel while ensuring that the construction details of the floors, walls and junctions in a building ensure reliable acoustic performance.
Ensuring reliable and cost-effective corrosion protection is primarily about recognising and preparing for any factors that may affect durability at the outset of any project. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/safety-performance/corrosion-protection/
The response of steel structures to fire is well understood, and extensive best-practice guidance is available. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/safety-performance/fire-safety/