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Save the Planet With Steel Building Systems

If someone asked you to name a common form of construction that also has a high recycled content, would you select steel building systems? If you did, give yourself a gold star because you are correct. Steel is North America’s number one recycled material by far. More than 70,000,000 tons of steel will be recycled in 2013 alone. By comparison, we will recycle 48,000,000 tons of paper in North America in 2013. Let’s take a brief look at where our steel comes from.

There are two basic ways that steel is made. The first, and more traditional method of steel production, is the basic oxygen furnace (BOF). The BOF melts pig-iron, scraps of iron and steel to make new steel. Companies that use BOF are referred to as integrated steel mills. Scrap steel is not a major material input for integrated steel mills. The only integrated steel mill still headquartered in North America is U.S.Steel Corporation.
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Steel Building vs. Metal Building- What is the Difference?

Let’s say you want a new pre-engineered building for your business, church or farm. Should you purchase a steel building or a metal building? Is there a difference? The terms “steel” and “metal” are used synonymously in the construction industry – but should they be?

Let’s start with definitions:

  • Metal –a solid material that is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity (e.g., iron, gold, silver, copper, and aluminum, and alloys such as brass and steel).
  • Steel –a hard, strong, gray or bluish-gray alloy of iron with carbon and usually other elements, used extensively as a structural and fabricating material.

The meaning of steel is rather straight forward. It is an alloy, or combination, of primarily iron and carbon. You will find both iron (Fe) and carbon (C) listed in the periodic table (You remember the periodic table from high school chemistry right?).

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