More stories about Steel

  • Designers Using More Steel in Buildings Than Necessary

    The construction industry is using almost double the amount of steel in buildings than is required by safety codes, which is having a dramatic impact on carbon emissions, according to Construction Manager.

  • Cleaning Up the Steel Production Process

    A new method to extract iron from virgin resources might give the world's most widely recycled material an environmental edge after all, despite its high embodied energy.

  • Structural steel framing and precast concrete panels

    As the general manager of a custom home builder in Orlando, Fla., Mike Williams is very familiar with concrete and steel as building materials. His usual routine, as it is for most Gulf Coast builders, is to construct a first level of masonry block over a concrete slab foundation and then top that...