APPLICATIONS OF ALUMINUM IN CONSTRUCTION
The specific characteristics and properties of aluminum as a building material have led to revolutionary and innovative changes in construction techniques and architectural and engineering projects.
The biggest application of aluminum in construction is in the works of cancellation, windows, frames, doors, railings, railings, stairs, bars, laminates, tubes, sliding windows, meshes, partition profiles and industrial profiles such as stand dividers, Openings, etc.
Only in the case of special structures has it been used for roofing systems. In the current market a wide range of aluminum profiles and panels are available and can be designed to suit the requirements of any project.
ADVANTAGES OF USING ALUMINUM IN CONSTRUCTION
Due to its properties, aluminum offers great advantages in its use in construction:
It is very light, especially when compared with other materials such as steel. Aluminum has a density of 2.7, which means that it is one-third the density of steel. The strength of the aluminum can be adjusted to suit any use and application using the appropriate alloy. For the manufacture and installation of scaffolding is perfect, since the independent parts count with a very light weight without compromising its resistance.
Its durability and resistance to corrosion are extraordinary. Because of this, aluminum is widely used for exterior finishes of buildings.
Another important feature is its malleability. Having materials capable of adopting all kinds of shapes is perfect for designing structures.
The aluminum is perfectly fixed to the structure and is the perfect material to act as a frame in appliques with glass. That is why it is widely used in contemporary architecture to complete structural façades and glazing.
It is increasingly used for the lining of non-residential buildings. This type of façade can improve the appearance of a building, increase its durability and provide valuable insulation properties, thus improving energy efficiency
A property of little-known aluminum is that it supports all kinds of finishes, in this way we can obtain details of aluminum of imitation to wood, anodized, lacquered in different colors, etc.
And another reason why aluminum is used in construction is because of its possibilities to be recycled. In fact this material is 100% recyclable and its recovery rate in the construction sector reaches up to 95%. A very high percentage when compared to other similar materials, widely used for building construction.