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Steel in Low-rise buildings, a symbiosis of cold formed sections and light rolled profiles

Short description

This project aims at selecting relevant economical solutions from existing building concepts and hence developing a symbiosis of cold formed sections and hot rolled profiles. The project should also deal with the installation of the electric equipment, heating equipment, the water supply and all required technical services as well as certain systems of insulation.
This demonstration project, consisting in the erection of a demonstration building chosen amongst 3 to 4 projects, will demonstrate that an intelligent combination of all building components i.e., the symbiosis between all rational cold formed and hot rolled steel products, leads to logical, aesthetic and hence optimised and economical solutions.

Research program



ARCELOR-ProfilARBED Recherches, Luxemburg

Centre de Recherches Métallurgiques (CRM), Belgium

Centre Technique Industriel de la Construction Métallique (CTICM), France

University of Navarra, School of Achitecture, Spain

Duration of project

07/2001 - 12/2004

Contact person

Markus Kuhnhenne