Steligence® proposes that buildings need to be considered to be integrated, almost ‘living’ entities, embedded in the urban environment. In this context, it suggests that broader and more transparent collaboration between architects, engineers, and property developers is called for given that without it, the potential to resolve the apparently competing demands of creativity, flexibility, sustainability, and economics is inevitably compromised.
Built into the Steligence® approach is a broad range of steel products for construction which individually add value, but together represent a compelling portfolio with a range of defined benefits.
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Optimised steel structures for a low carbon future15 February 2024
The construction industry is the world’s largest consumer of raw materials and the built environment accounts for between 25 and 40% of global CO2 emissions. The sector is responsible for nearly 40% of annual raw material use and around 39% of the total primary energy use. These numbers are set to increase.The most promising construction material in terms of low emissions and increasing circularity is steel. Although the steel industry is among the highest-emitting industries (about 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions), the carbon footprint of its manufacturing process has decreased over the last 25 years and today new low-carbon alternatives are cutting emissions faster than before. The circularity of steel, enhanced by the possibility to upcycle, unlike other materials, and its low-carbon alternatives have resulted in its use in innovative projects driven by sustainability.Efficient design of steel structures is key, designing with end-of-life in mind and specifying low-carbon alternatives. With design choices playing an important role, we need to rethink the design approach from a circular, more holistic, and therefore more sustainable perspective. The research paper ‘Why optimised steel structures will help reduce embodied carbon’ provides a brief overview of the steps being taken to decarbonise steelmaking and examines the impact of the construction sector on global emissions. The main objective of this paper is to put forth easy-to-use tools to help designers reduce the embodied carbon of their projects while offering guidance on evaluating sustainable solutions.Technical article
The world's first stadium with XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel4 May 2023
Building a football stadium is always special, but the new 15 000-seat SC Cambuur stadium in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands is a first: It is the first stadium in the world to use XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel.Project news
ArcelorMittal best-in-class steel components
A building is a ‘living entity’ comprised of many diverse components. Steligence® proposes a holistic approach ensuring every steel component interacts in a complementary way and addressing the fundamental architectural and construction challenges of economics, sustainability, flexibility, and creativity. Here, we provide an overview of the best in class steel products which are used to bring this approach to life for office buildings.
Building the case for change
In a rapidly urbanising world facing significant climate and resource challenges, the construction industry stands to lead the way in delivering healthy, sustainable buildings. Succeeding on this journey requires collaboration across the industry and a holistic approach to determining social, environmental, and economic impacts.
Steligence® is a comprehensive, science-based solution offering stakeholders throughout the architectural, engineering, and construction community the opportunity to optimise every aspect of a building. It is an essential tool in the drive towards sustainable design providing an in-depth comparison of the performance of steel when compared to other building materials.