As the leading provider of steel solutions to the construction industry, ArcelorMittal Europe is offering a wide range of products and services to construction contractors. Here are just a few examples:
- The widest range of sections and heavy plates for structural applications including HISTAR® high strength steel sections or Magnelis® metallic coated steels for cold formed sections as well as sheet piles for foundations
- Building systems for residential housing and light steel frame solutions, including renovation projects
- Composite floor solutions, such as the Cofraplus® and Cofrastra® ranges, to be combined with concrete for optimised flooring solutions
- Services like “just in time on site deliveries,” but also processing capabilities to deliver “ready to erect” components for building and civil engineering works such as the PreCoBeam solution for small span bridges
- A full range of software for design, EPDs for sustainable building assessment, and BIM objects for numerical modelling of the future construction
Webinar 24 June: Disproving the myth that clear span construction costs the earth16 June 2021
Join Steligence® for this free English-language webinar on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 14.00 CEST.Topic: Disproving the myth that clear span construction costs the earthScope: EuropePresenter: Walter Swann, Steligence® Construction EngineerEvent News
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.Article
Webinar 17 June: How the right choice of rolled sections, steel grades, and subgrades can economically impact your project4 June 2021
Join Steligence® for this free German-language webinar on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 12.30 CET.Topic: How the right choice of rolled sections, steel grades, and subgrades can economically impact your projectScope: EuropePresenter: Marc May, Steligence® Construction EngineerEvent News
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.Article
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.Product News
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.Product News
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