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/
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.
Steel constructions can be protected from climate and environmental conditions for many years in a cost-efficient manner. When used appropriately, modern durable protective coatings offer extended maintenance intervals and improved performance.
Environmental factors are key, and while structures operating in dry interior settings will be at little risk of corrosion, exterior structures in more challenging conditions will require high-performance treatment and design aspects that take maintenance into account.
Across many parts of the world, buildings are constructed in areas subject to seismic activity. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/safety-performance/seismic/
Steel’s ability to increase the speed of construction through its modular fabrication, enables tight schedules that can fit more easily around changeable weather conditions. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/safety-performance/weather/