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Webinar in German: Steel for innovative roofing solutions26 January 2022
On 17 February 2022, IndustrieBau will host a technical webinar, 'Industrial roofing - planning, maintenance, and legal regulations,' where ArcelorMittal Europe will present the latest innovations in steel for roofing for industrial and logistics buildings.
Webinar: Reducing the environmental impact of PV mounting structures19 January 2022
Thursday 10 February 2022 from 15.00 – 16.00 CET. In partnership with PV Magazine, ArcelorMittal will hold a webinar on sustainability and the CO2 footprint reduction of solar mounting structures. Sustainability and the environmental impact of PV plants is fast climbing up the agenda. Indeed, it is becoming increasingly essential to consider the entire life cycle of PV when making decisions about materials and products. For PV plants, mounting systems have a key role to play in improving solar’s green credentials, from the perspective of both projects and companies.
ArcelorMittal plates build Mexico’s biggest refinery14 December 2021
The Dos Bocas refining complex is currently under construction in Tabasco, Mexico. When completed, the refinery will produce 340 000 barrels per day and will become the biggest refinery in Mexico. Industeel provided close to 6000 tonnes of special steels for the project.
ArcelorMittal's long products: the solution of choice for Spain’s Port of Huelva9 November 2021
The Port of Huelva is the fifth busiest port in Spain and the 29th out of approximately 1200 ports in Europe. ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products is contributing to its ongoing expansion with the supply of steel sheet piles, rails, and sections produced in Luxembourg.
ArcelorMittal and EIB announce €280m in funding for research and innovation supporting ArcelorMittal’s decarbonisation objectives22 October 2021
The €280m loan granted to ArcelorMittal by the European Investment Bank (EIB) aims at supporting ArcelorMittal’s European research and development programme and the associated capital expenditure in the fields of environmental, climate, and energy projects over the period 2021-2023.It will help the group reach its ambitious climate action goals and thus reduce the environmental footprint of its manufacturing facilities, steel products, and technological solutions. ArcelorMittal Europe has committed to reduce CO2 emissions intensity by 35% by 2030, with the ArcelorMittal group having set a 2050 net-zero emissions target.
ArcelorMittal joins forces with Breakthrough Energy’s Catalyst programme via XCarb®18 October 2021
ArcelorMittal recently announced it has become an anchor partner in Breakthrough Energy’s Catalyst programme, committing to an equity investment of $100 million over the next five years through the XCarb® innovation fund.
ArcelorMittal releases Climate Action Report 215 October 2021
ArcelorMittal has published its second group climate action report, following the first group report published in May 2019 and the European climate action report published in May 2020.
New investment in decarbonisation technologies at ArcelorMittal Gent plant5 October 2021
ArcelorMittal Belgium will reduce CO2 emissions by 3.9 million tonnes per year by 2030 by building a 2.5 million-tonne direct reduced iron (DRI) plant and two electric furnaces to operate alongside its state-of-the-art blast furnace that is ready to take waste wood and plastics as a substitute for fossil carbon.
XCarb®: ArcelorMittal Europe and partners move together towards carbon neutrality9 September 2021
XCarb®, launched in March 2021, is a historic step in ArcelorMittal Europe’s decarbonisation strategy. XCarb® will ultimately bring together all of ArcelorMittal’s reduced, low, and zero-carbon products and steelmaking activities, as well as wider initiatives and green innovation projects, into a single effort focussed on achieving demonstrable progress towards carbon-neutral steel. The wheels in motion to accelerate the transition to carbon-neutral steelmaking are not just churning internally – ArcelorMittal Europe’s many partners are a valuable part of this ambitious plan.
Decarbonising ArcelorMittal’s Spanish operations21 July 2021
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on 13 July 2021 between ArcelorMittal and the Spanish government demonstrates mutual intent to work together towards a decarbonised Spanish economy – a necessity for industries such as steel to successfully transition to carbon neutrality. As a result, new manufacturing processes at ArcelorMittal’s Spanish operations will include a new direct reduced iron (DRI) unit and electric arc furnace (EAF) installation in Gijón that will reduce carbon emissions at ArcelorMittal’s Spanish operations by approximately 50%. The DRI installation in Gijón will also enable ArcelorMittal Sestao to become the world’s first full-scale zero carbon emissions* steel plant.
Tâmega giga-battery: one of the largest hydroelectric projects developed in Europe in the last 25 years6 July 2021
In the north of Portugal, almost halfway between Porto and the Spanish town Ourense, the Tâmega River hydropower complex is being developed on the Tâmega River by Spanish power company Iberdrola Generación. Three dams and three hydroelectric plants are being constructed and are one of the largest constructions of this type in Europe in the last 25 years with a total investment cost of €1.5 billion.
ArcelorMittal makes first investment through its XCarb® innovation fund22 June 2021
Initial $10 million investment part of broader partnership established with HeliogenArcelorMittal recently announced the completion of its first XCarb® innovation fund investment since launching the initiative in March 2021. The company has invested an initial $10 million in Heliogen, a renewable energy technology company which focusses on ‘unlocking the power of sunlight to replace fossil fuels.’
ArcelorMittal Belgium’s blast furnace of the future17 June 2021
ArcelorMittal Belgium officially inaugurated its blast furnace B in Ghent in March 2021 following a significant investment to renew the furnace. The result is one of the world’s most modern and efficient blast furnaces both in terms of productivity and CO2 emissions.
ArcelorMittal rails improve connectivity in Mexico1 June 2021
ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products contributed to two major transportation projects in Mexico aiming to improve connectivity by supplying 115RE AREMA standard rails and 33C1 guard rails from its mills in Gijón, Spain and Królewska, Poland.
ArcelorMittal plans major investment in German sites to accelerate CO2 emissions reduction25 May 2021
ArcelorMittal is planning to build a large-scale industrial plant for the direct reduction of iron ore (DRI) and electric arc furnace (EAF)-based steelmaking at its site in Bremen, as well as an innovative DRI pilot plant in addition to an EAF in Eisenhüttenstadt, following the announcement of the planned expansion of Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure.
Air Liquide and ArcelorMittal join forces to accelerate the decarbonisation of steel production11 May 2021
In March 2021, Air Liquide and ArcelorMittal signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the objective of implementing solutions to produce low-carbon steel in Dunkirk. The two companies are joining forces to transform the steel production process through the development of innovative solutions involving low-carbon hydrogen and CO2 capture technologies. This partnership is the first step towards the creation of a new low-carbon hydrogen and CO2 capture technologies ecosystem in this major industrial basin.
European Year of Rail: discover ArcelorMittal’s commitment to the rail sector22 April 2021
2021 is the European Year of Rail.Officially launched on 29 March by the European Commission, the European Year of Rail will aim to highlight the benefits of rail as a sustainable, smart, and safe means of transport. “Environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient, rail will play a crucial role in helping the EU become climate neutral by 2050. The COVID-19 crisis has also shown how rail transport can facilitate the supply of essential goods such as medical devices, food, and fuel in exceptional circumstances” declared Oleg Butković, Croatian Minister for the Sea, Transport, and Infrastructure, President of the Council of the EU.
ArcelorMittal Asturias starts coke oven gas injection for Blast Furnace B15 April 2021
In February 2021, ArcelorMittal Asturias completed its coke oven gas (COG) injection project for Blast Furnace B in its Gijón plant, a strategic step to reduce CO2 emissions and operational costs thanks to lower coke consumption. Use of this innovative technology will result in a reduction in CO2 emissions of 125 000 tonnes a year, equivalent to the emissions generated by the annual consumption of 84 000 Spanish households with individual natural gas-based heating systems*.
Introducing ArcelorMittal’s XCarb® recycled and renewably produced8 April 2021
XCarb® is the new brand name for ArcelorMittal’s ongoing global programme of steelmaking innovation targeted at carbon neutral steel by 2050. The initiatives that are part of XCarb® aim to reduce the carbon footprint of ArcelorMittal and of our customers.
Introducing ArcelorMittal’s XCarb® green steel certificates7 April 2021
XCarb® is the new brand name for ArcelorMittal’s ongoing global programme of steelmaking innovation targeted at carbon neutral steel by 2050. The initiatives that are part of XCarb® aim to reduce ArcelorMittal’s carbon footprint.
ArcelorMittal Construction Sweden presses the start button for panel production in Kungshamn2 April 2021
ArcelorMittal Construction Sweden has completed its deal with Llentab, a manufacturer and contractor for steel buildings, to acquire its Kungshamn panel production line in Sweden.
Towards carbon neutral steel: ArcelorMittal launches XCarb®19 March 2021
Moving closer to delivering on a 2050 net-zero commitment, ArcelorMittal has recently launched XCarb® - an umbrella under which we can gather all of our efforts as we move towards carbon neutral steel.
The ATRIO Towers in Bogota: The first high-rise venture for ArcelorMittal in South America18 March 2021
ATRIO is an impressive mixed-use project located in the centre of Bogota, Colombia. Composed of two towers, North and South, it will offer 250 000 m² of office space and 10 000 m² of public space at ground level. It is the first high-rise project for ArcelorMittal in South America. 90% of the steel sections for the construction of the North tower were provided by ArcelorMittal.
ArcelorMittal to build biogas plant in Luxembourg to reduce CO2 emissions9 March 2021
ArcelorMittal envisages reducing its CO2 footprint by substituting part of its natural gas consumption with recourse to biogenic energy sources. In the context of its general sustainability policy, ArcelorMittal is also interested in valorising excess heat from its industrial site in the vicinity of the Rodange plant. As such, ArcelorMittal have signed two strategic memorandums of understanding - one with Vow ASA and one with Encevo - to work on projects to build a biogas production plant that will reduce CO2 emissions produced during the steelmaking process. The aim is to have the Rodange biogas plant operational in 2023.
ArcelorMittal ranked at global leadership level on climate action11 February 2021
ArcelorMittal has once again been recognised by CDP for our strong performance in corporate transparency and action on climate change. ArcelorMittal has successfully retained our A- score in the 2020 CDP Climate Change assessment for the second consecutive year, putting our company within the top quartile of all metal smelting, refining, and forming companies and the top 10% of the steel industry.
ArcelorMittal rails in ambitious Finnish tram project7 January 2021
The 25 km Jokeri Light Rail tram line, including 16 km in Helsinki and the remaining 9 km in Espoo, will replace the current main bus line 550, which is the busiest in the region. Around 91 000 passengers are expected to use the Jokeri tram on weekdays by 2030. The budget for the 25 km line is 386 million euros. The line will have a total of 33 stations and will open in June 2024.
Transporting green energy4 January 2022
With the European Union aiming to become the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, new and greener fuels are entering the energy market. Some, such as green hydrogen, are presenting unique challenges for the energy transportation sector. ArcelorMittal is actively working with customers, researchers, and regulators to define new steel grades and testing methodologies which will allow green energy to be distributed across the EU. These efforts have already led to the delivery of pipes for a new high-pressure hydrogen pipeline which stretches almost 450 kilometres across Italy. But with demand for clean energy growing daily, there is much more work to be done.
New Oui Care headquarters wins SIMI 2021 Grand Prix15 December 2021
The winners of the SIMI 2021 Grand Prix, sponsored by Groupama Immobilier, were announced on 8 December 2021. One of the prizes, for constructions built between September 2020 and September 2021, was awarded to the new headquarters of Oui Care. The headquarters, located in Le Mans, France, took the prize in the New Office Building of 10 000 m2 or Greater category.
XCarb® green steel certificates: benefitting the end user30 November 2021
The successful transformation of the steel industry includes zero-emissions steel products being accepted by the end user – and green steel certificates are an important part of this mission.
SiloMasters’ grain silos incorporate Magnelis® from ArcelorMittal23 November 2021
Innovation in grain silo design: SiloMasters, renowned maker of agricultural storage solutions, has introduced Magnelis®, a high protection coated steel, into its grain silo range.
Epco inspires with XCarb® green steel certificates16 November 2021
Epco, a leading producer of insulated panels for garage, commercial, and industrial doors, has recently purchased XCarb® green steel certificates from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products with the Granite® organic coated steel used in its products.“ArcelorMittal’s XCarb® green steel certificates will help us orient the door market towards a greener future,” says Luc De Deygere, CEO of Epco. “We see the certificates as a major opportunity for all involved.”
New! EPD for XCarb® Recycled and renewably produced Reinforcing steel in bars15 November 2021
ArcelorMittal Europe - Long Products has released a new EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) for XCarb® Recycled and renewably produced Reinforcing steel in bars.
XCarb® for Heavy plates: bigger, greener, better2 November 2021
Plants at Avilés and Gijón now supply higher quality heavy steel plate with a reduced CO2 footprint, allowing customers to buy XCarb® green steel certificates to reduce their Scope 3 emissions.
Outstanding standing seam roofs with Granite® HFX Cool Matt and Magnelis®20 October 2021
Across Europe, standing seam roofs are a key feature in the landscape of many cities and towns. Made from flexible metals, they are an ideal solution for the odd-shaped roofs of apartment blocks and public buildings where every millimetre of space under the roof is utilised. The standing seam provides a high level of resistance to wind and excellent watertightness, making it a popular roofing solution today. Organic coated steels such as the Granite® HFX Cool range from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products offer the necessary pliability, combined with a hard-wearing finish that is guaranteed for up to 20 years. Bevego, a leading provider of roofing solutions and equipment for the Swedish market, recently started utilising the latest product in the range – Granite® HFX Cool Matt.
Steel Construction Institute reports on Magnelis® ZM120 corrosion protection7 October 2021
A report from the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) describes their independent review of the performance of the Magnelis® ZM120 coating for corrosion protection. An innovative metallic coating that offers protection in the harshest environments, Magnelis® is a ZM (zinc-aluminium-magnesium) coating in accordance with EN 10346:2015.
New European Design Guide for the Use of Weathering Steel in Bridge Construction30 September 2021
The European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) has released a new European Design Guide for the Use of Weathering Steel in Bridge Construction.
Reducing the carbon footprint with steel sheet piles: EcoSheetPile™ & EcoSheetPile™ Plus2 September 2021
Decarbonisation is the most important aspect of ArcelorMittal’s long-term strategy. In line with the Paris Agreement’s goals and the European Green Deal, ArcelorMittal is committing to reduce European CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030 and be carbon neutral by 2050. The company’s new brand, XCarb®, is designed to bring together all of ArcelorMittal’s reduced, low, and zero-carbon products and steelmaking activities.
ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products launches EPDs for XCarb® recycled and renewably produced range19 August 2021
To support the construction industry’s climate goals, ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products announced that Environmental Production Declarations (EPDs) are now available for two of its low carbon products. The EPDs provide a life-cycle assessment, detailing the complete environmental footprint of steel sections & merchant bars and EcoSheetPile™ Plus in ArcelorMittal’s recently launched XCarb® recycled and renewably produced range.
Royal Dutch Mint building makes MIPIM Awards shortlist10 August 2021
Also known as the Dutch Vault, the Royal Dutch Mint in Houten in the Netherlands is one of four buildings shortlisted in the Best Industrial & Logistics Development category for the 2021 MIPIM Awards. The exquisite facade for this iconic building displays high-gloss Granite® Silky Shine from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.
ArcelorMittal celebrates industry-first with ResponsibleSteel™ site certifications3 August 2021
ArcelorMittal has announced that it has achieved ResponsibleSteel™ site certification in Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg. The company’s steelmaking sites at ArcelorMittal Belgium (Geel, Genk, Gent, and Liège), Luxembourg (Belval, Differdange, and Rodange), and Germany (Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt) are the first steel plants globally to be independently audited and found to meet the standards required for ResponsibleSteel, the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative.
ArcelorMittal ropes moor the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm13 July 2021
Hywind Tampen will soon be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. It is currently under construction, using 200 tonnes of specialty ropes produced in France by ArcelorMittal WireSolutions Bourg-en-Bresse.
ArcelorMittal Construction introduces Cofraplus® 80: a brand-new lightweight alternative to prefabricated concrete floor slabs1 July 2021
Using an 80 mm high trapezoidal steel profile alongside a lower volume of poured concrete, Cofraplus® 80 outperforms a traditional precast slab in a greener and more environmentally conscious package.
Introducing the new pre-design software Advance Bridge Expert31 May 2021
ArcelorMittal are pleased to announce the release of new software, Advance Bridge Expert, for the pre-design of composite bridges with hot rolled sections. The software has been developed by Graitec with support from ArcelorMittal.
ArcelorMittal launches RailCor®: a new range of corrosion resistant rails4 May 2021
In March 2021, ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products launched RailCor®, a completely new range of corrosion resistant rails to protect from severe corrosion environments no matter whether the rails: are installed inside tunnels, city centres, or coastal areas; face demanding corrosion challenges; or fight specific corrosion produced by stray currents - or even to protect the rails during shipment.
Magnelis® helps Meko Metal create durable profiles27 April 2021
Based in Turkey, Meko Metal is a leading advocate for Magnelis®, actively promoting the highly advanced coating with its global customer base. Meko Metal uses Magnelis® to create profiles and tubes which are utilised in: solar support structures; greenhouses; agricultural applications such as chicken farms; prefabricated housing; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) applications. To ensure that their customers can access Magnelis® quickly, Meko Metal maintains its own high stock levels of the coated steel in Turkey.
ResponsibleSteel™ deployment of the Sustainable Development Europe programme20 April 2021
Driving the responsible production and sourcing of steel, ResponsibleSteel™ is the steel industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative. ArcelorMittal has played a pivotal role in establishing this standard since 2015, and this pertinent work continues.
ArcelorMittal launches Granite® HDXtreme for extreme climates!13 April 2021
ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products has created a new product designed for use in extreme climates. Granite® HDXtreme is the latest prepainted steel in ArcelorMittal’s organic coated Granite® range. Granite® HDXtreme is uniquely beautiful, resilient against corrosion, sustainable, and can be used in both indoor and outdoor applications. A three-layer coating system provides high levels of protection against UV and corrosion. This enables ArcelorMittal to guarantee the steel’s performance. Granite® HDXtreme comes in a vast palette of colours and three different finishes to make any project unique.
Winners of 2021 Pritzker Prize blend sustainability with space30 March 2021
On 16 March, French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal became the newest laureates of the prestigious Pritzker Prize - the highest distinction in the world of architecture. Known for their private and social housing, public space, and institutional building design, Lacaton and Vassal meld sustainability with respect for pre-existing structures.
Royal Dutch Mint building wins Infosteel Steel Construction Award3 March 2021
The Royal Dutch Mint building, known as the Dutch Vault, in Houten in the Netherlands has won the People’s Choice Award at the 2020 Infosteel Steel Construction Competition. The spectacular facade for this iconic building was made with high-gloss Granite® Silky Shine from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.
Magnelis® is helping to fuel Eastern Europe's increase in renewable energy23 February 2021
Government incentives and lower infrastructure costs are driving the boom in solar energy across Eastern Europe. Magnelis®, from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, is increasing the attractiveness of solar for investors as it extends the lifespan of solar farms. Two of Poland’s largest manufacturers of photovoltaic support systems are Energy5 and Corab. Both use Magnelis® to create long-lasting solar farms which will generate clean energy for decades to come. In solar farm applications, ArcelorMittal offers long-term guarantees on Magnelis® of up to 25 years. This ensures that new solar farms will provide an adequate return on the investment over their lifetime. Both Corab and Energy5 are using the advantages of Magnelis® to move beyond Poland and explore opportunities in nearby countries, and even further afield.
MFB President from ArcelorMittal hands off management after 8 years18 February 2021
After 8 fruitful years as METALS FOR BUILDINGS’ (MFB) President, ArcelorMittal Europe’s Patrick Le Pense turned over management to a new president, Alain Dufour from the aluminium industry, and a new board, including ArcelorMittal Steligence® CEO Olivier Vassart, at the online general assembly on 5 February 2021.
Improved ArcelorMittal Rail Tool App with new functionalities17 February 2021
ArcelorMittal Rails & Special Sections has released a new version of the successful Rail Tool App – version 1.2.0.
Our steel found in mint condition in 1904 house9 February 2021
In the city of Bonn in Germany, steel beams produced by ArcelorMittal's Differdange mill were recently discovered in perfect condition in a centenary house during a remodelling project.
A new service centre for ArcelorMittal Rails & Special sections28 January 2021
Recently inaugurated, ArcelorMittal Rails & Special sections’ new service centre in Rodange, Luxembourg spans over 6000 m².
ArcelorMittal responds to wind sector demands with steel plates of greater dimensions12 January 2021
Thanks to investment in the new continuous casting of the Avilés Steelworks and the necessary adaptations carried out on the Gijón heavy plate mill, the plant is already supplying steel plates that respond to the new needs of the wind power sector - particularly for offshore wind farm projects. The first of these plates, weighing almost 18 tons, was produced on the heavy plate mill in October 2020 with a length of 10 m, a width of 2.5 m, and a thickness of 90 mm.
Updated version of A3C software now available20 December 2021
Version 3.00 of the A3C: ArcelorMittal-CTICM Columns Calculator software is now available for download.A3C allows for the calculation of steel and composite columns (partially or totally encased with concrete) in cold and fire conditions. The software fully complies with the EN version of the Eurocodes.
Life Cycle Assessment of a quay wall: building sustainable ports
Conscious of the importance of reducing the carbon footprint in civil engineering by supplying durable products with reduced environmental impacts, ArcelorMittal is looking into the eco-design of its product range of steel sheet piles. In 2019, ArcelorMittal assigned a Belgian engineering firm with the task of designing and comparing technical and financial aspects of three different alternatives to build a 200-metre-long quay wall for a new cruise ship terminal in a Belgian port. The new brochure, Sustainable Ports – Life Cycle Assessment, focusses on the environmental impact of the two most cost-effective solutions resulting from this study and on their Global Warming Potential (GWP).
Constructalia in 2 minutes!12 October 2021
Constructalia is one of the world's leading steel reference sites for architects, engineers, and contractors. With our content, features, and online services, we provide decisions makers in the construction industry with comprehensive information about structural and aesthetic steel solutions.Discover what Constructalia has to offer in this 2-minute video!
New version of ACOBRI available11 October 2021
ArcelorMittal Europe - Long Products has released an updated version of their composite bridge pre-design software: ACOBRI Version 5.09.
New on Constructalia: videos, steel grades, and more!16 September 2021
At Constructalia, we are always striving to bring you the most up-to-date and easy-to-find information about ArcelorMittal Europe steel products and solutions for construction. We spent some time this summer creating new points of reference on Constructalia for you – our valued users.
Version 2.0.10 of Trusses+ has arrived23 June 2021
Windows version 2.0.10 of ArcelorMittal’s pre-design software for large span trusses with the European rules for steel structures, Trusses+, is now available!
Economical and safe design approaches for steel sheet piling structures in highly seismic zones
Widely used for the construction of a variety of structures such as quay walls and breakwaters in harbours, bank reinforcements on rivers and canals, underpasses, as well as global hazard protection schemes, sheet piles have proven their performance in seismic areas in many countries around the globe.Chile, the country that has suffered the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, provides an excellent example: Whereas its concrete-based ports have been severely damaged, the Port of Mejillones, constructed in 2003 using an HZ®/AZ® combined wall for the quay wall and AS 500 straight web sheet piles for the breakwater, has not suffered any damage throughout many heavy earthquakes with magnitudes of up to 7.7. This is the perfect example of the effectiveness of flexible sheet pile structures under extreme seismic conditions.Nevertheless, a certain reluctance to use sheet piles in seismic areas remains common among some designers. This concern may come from their experience of conventional design methods which do not favour flexible walls in seismic areas. These design methods are usually comprised of pseudo-static calculations using the Mononobe-Okabe theory (1931).Numerical studies and physical experiments (centrifuge testing) have shown that these conventional methods of design are overestimating the loads on retaining walls - especially in the case of flexible walls. Although EN 1998-5 allows for a reduction of the seismic action depending on the acceptable displacements (reduction factor “r”), this only applies to gravity walls and not to anchored walls such as sheet pile walls, despite their inherent ductility.Today, powerful design tools using Finite Element Modelling (FEM) allow for dynamic calculations that can accurately predict the behaviour of the retaining walls undergoing different seismic loadings, including internal forces, deformations, increases in pore water pressures, and expected modes of failure.
Why more and more architects are specifying carrier panel solutions
Offering aesthetic appeal, high performance, sustainability, and safety, carrier panel solutions are becoming increasingly popular with architects and specifiers seeking the perfect facade for their projects.
Download the 2021 Sections & Merchant bars sales programme!16 February 2021
ArcelorMittal Europe - Long Products has released the 2021 edition of its complete sales programme of Hot rolled steel sections and Merchant bars - now with an interactive table of contents!
Innovative and sustainable steel sheet pile solutions for underground car parks
Steel sheet piles have been used for decades in the construction of underground car parks, and this trend is increasing as the demand for underground car parks rises in densely populated areas. Steel sheet pile walls are a sustainable solution for underground car parks up to three or four levels below the surface. This R&D report explores design methods, vertical loads and bearing capacity, innovative installation techniques, fire design methods, design software, sealing systems, and sustainability for underground car parks with steel sheet piles.
New! 2021 Steel foundation solutions catalogue21 January 2021
The 2021 edition of ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling’s general catalogue ‘Steel foundation solutions’ is now available!This new edition introduces the new HZ 630M profile for HZ-M/AZ combined walls.
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Performance and capacity of composite mega columns with encased hot rolled steel sections
The optimisation of construction materials, including the size reduction of structural system components, is fundamental in the modern construction of high-rise buildings. Composite structural components consisting of concrete and steel are a sustainable solution. This research paper investigates the use of composite mega columns, with hot-rolled steel sections fixed in concrete, as vertical structural systems. Tests were conducted to explore maximum capacity, displacements, stress distribution, ductility, and stiffness, culminating in suggested simplified design methods based on European, Chinese, and American codes.
Steel is the power behind renewable energy
Headlines throughout the world reveal that a global energy transition is underway. Oil and gas and electricity companies are announcing massive investments and strategic moves that embrace renewable energy.
Corrosion protection: an integral part of the fabrication process for steel structures
When it comes to choosing materials, steel, because of its exceptional physical and mechanical characteristics, is the most popular amongst designers. It can be used to rapidly build economical, durable, and safe structures. The steel used to make hot-rolled sections, which can themselves be indefinitely recycled, is made from recycled scrap. It is particularly suitable for machining and shaping. However, it tends to react with agents in the atmosphere to form stable thermodynamic bonds – ferrous oxides and/or salts.The ability of steel to revert to its natural or original state is called corrosion. In layman’s terms: steel rusts!
Steel and Skyscrapers: A Productive History and a Sustainable Future
The relationship between steel and skyscrapers has been ongoing for over one hundred years, and this affiliation is growing ever stronger. In the 1930s, steel facilitated the boom of high-rise construction, while high strength steel ushered in its resurgence in the 1970s. Thanks to its affordability and durability, steel has always been the material of choice for the design and construction of tall buildings’ principal structural systems.The current times bring with them a growing concern for sustainable development, including contradictory notions on the affordability, safety, and environmental impact of steel. This has resulted in some misperceptions about the role of steel in high-rise construction. In response to this, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and ArcelorMittal partnered together on a research paper entitled ‘Steel and Skyscrapers: A Productive History and a Sustainable Future’ in order to illustrate the recent developments in the partnership between steel and skyscrapers that make it a strong, sustainable choice for high-rise construction.
LVS3 Large Valorisation on Sustainability of Steel Structures - AMECO
The technical objective of the LVS3 project is to disseminate knowledge acquired in recent years about the environmental impact assessment of steel and composite buildings. During the last decade, a lot of research projects have been funded to develop methodologies, systems, and products aimed at improving thermal efficiency as well as the global environmental footprint of steel buildings. The new EN 15804 standard, intended for environmental calculation of buildings, now takes into account the fact that steel is a recyclable material (Module D).
New R&D report: Characterisation of a new flat mechanical shear connection mean for steel-concrete composite columns
A new R&D report presenting a new, innovative type of flat shear connection for steel-concrete composite structures is now available.
Why choose ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products' organic coated steel?
Today, organic coated steel offers exceptional economic and technological advantages, explaining its extraordinary success story in construction.
Additive manufacturing as an enabling technology for digital construction: A perspective on Construction 4.0
This paper introduces the concept of Construction 4.0 and examines the digital transformation of the construction sector. The potential of additive manufacturing as a driver for innovation in construction that enables the fabrication of lightweight and functionally graded structures is presented and discussed.
New R&D report SAFEBRICTILE: Standardization of Safety Assessment Procedures across Brittle to Ductile Failure Modes
ArcelorMittal R&D contributed to a research and development project related to Standardization of Safety Assessment Procedures across Brittle to Ductile Failure Modes. The objective for this research and development project, called SAFEBRICTILE, was to develop a procedure for the safety assessment of the various failure modes that are relevant for steel structures.
DIFISEK: Dissemination of Structural Fire Safety Engineering Knowledge
The DIFISEK: Dissemination of Structural Fire Safety Engineering Knowledge project was funded by the European Commission as part of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel.
Structures, facades, and fire safety in multi-storey car parks
The use of high strength steel for columns permits a reduction of their size and cladding has to ensure optimum ventilation, an essential fact when calculating fire safety. Natural light is a key element for the users' comfort and perception of space but also crucial for the building's energy consumption. A car park is subjected to many functional requirements, but at the same time architectural aesthetics are becoming more and more important.
Multi-storey car parks made of steel
The open front system guarantees abundant natural ventilation, which is fundamental to safety in the event of fire. Records in Europe show that with the advanced structural calculation methods set forth by Eurocodes, it is possible to guarantee structural safety in the event of a fire, thus eliminating or reducing the need for expensive fire safety systems for metal structures.
Steel buildings in Europe: Design guides for single-storey and multi-storey steel buildings
These best practice design manuals consist of a series of technical guides for engineering offices, steel fabricators, and architects that aim at facilitating the application of the Eurocodes in the design of single-storey and multi-storey steel buildings.
Innovation in Earthquake Resistant Design (INERD): an antiseismic concept
The INERD concept is an additional constructive system independent of analysis and design that can be applied to reinforced concrete frame structures. It intends to bring to the structure the robustness required by Eurocode 1 [prEN 1991-1-7: 2004 §1.5.14], i.e. “the ability of the structure to withstand events like fire, explosions, impact or the consequences of human error, without being damaged to an extent disproportionate to the original cause”. The particular objective of the INERD system is to avoid progressive failure, i.e. a chain in which a local failure generates a global failure out of proportion with the original local problem.
R&D Report: Optimising the seismic performance of steel and steel-concrete structures by standardising material quality control
The research proposal aimed to assess the influence of material properties’ scattering on final structural performance of steel and steel-concrete composite structures designed in earthquake-prone areas. In particular, the research focused attention on: Assessing structural performance considering the variability of material properties (i.e. 'q' factor estimation). Defining a model able to represent actual scattering of European production of steel products (i.e. steel profiles, steel reinforcing bars, and steel plates). Estimating the structural safety of steel and steel-concrete composite structure explicitly considering variability of material properties and of seismic input (i.e. structural safety considering actual EN1998 design procedure and EN10025 production standard). Assessing the influence of imposing an upper limit to the yielding stress (i.e. fictitious additional quality check for EN10025 produced steels) on structural safety. Evaluating the sensitiveness of capacity design approach to the factor introduced for taking into account steel over-strength. Previous research tasks were developed by partners in order to define general indications about a possible road map for defining a harmonisation between production standards and design standards and answering to the following unclear points: The benefits produced by upper yielding stress limitation on final structural performance of steel and steel-concrete structures in seismic areas. The appropriate values of over-strength factor to be considered as appropriate for the application of capacity design approach.
ETHICS: Energy and Thermal Improvements for Construction in Steel R&D report
ArcelorMittal R&D contributed to this research and development project related to the thermal and energy performance of steel buildings. The ETHICS: Energy and Thermal Improvements for Construction in Steel report is concerned with evaluating, measuring, and improving the thermal and energy performance of steel-clad and steel framed buildings. It addresses important building physics and performance issues using laboratory test methods, numerical calculations, and by measuring the ‘as built’ performance of real buildings.
JRC report: State-of-the-art training material on structural design of steel buildings
The EN Eurocodes are a set of European standards (Européenne Normes) which provide common rules for the design of construction works to check their strength and stability. In line with the EU’s strategy for smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth (EU2020), standardisation plays an important part in supporting the industrial policy for the globalisation era. The improvement of the competition in EU markets through the adoption of the Eurocodes is recognised in the 'Strategy for the sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector and its enterprises' – COM (2012) 433, and they are distinguished as a tool for accelerating the process of convergence of different national and regional regulatory approaches.
UPE: A new range for lighter structures and easier assembly
With their U sections, smaller thicknesses, and wider parallel flanges, the products in the UPE range area are a good replacement for the UPN ranges. UPE is associated with lightness, strength, economy, and efficiency.