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STEEL Building Construction and Technology 5

STEEL Building Construction and Technology 5

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Published by: dudenology on Feb 21, 2012
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In addition to being environmentally friendly, steel framing results in a

reduction in construction waste that would normally end up in a land fill:

The average landfill consists of approximately 60% construction

debris ± mostly concrete, wood, and plastic.

Every ton of steel recycled conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400

pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone.

Less than 6% of landfill is steel - such as staples, nails in wood and

steel rebar inside chunks of concrete.

Debris from a typical wood-framed home accounts for 50 ft3 of landfill

waste, compared to only 2 ft3 from a steel-framed house

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