In recent years, the application of stainless steel as a building material is increasingly widespread. There are many reasons for this increasing use, including a better understanding of materials, attempts to update certain designs, and the idea of producing a structural material that is durable and maintenance-free.
In the early days, the use of stainless steel in construction was limited to certain occasions, that is, architects were looking for a new material with special functions in the past when there was no suitable material. In fact, in many such occasions, stainless steel has been used for a long time and its effect has been continuously scouring stainless steel for a long time, so that manufacturers believe that stainless steel materials will not corrode even under the conditions of highly corrosive gases when used in outdoor occasions.
The combination of durable and virtually maintenance-free surfaces of stainless steel has driven more emphasis on its applications than ever before. The prices of most building materials are rising rapidly in a certain proportion, and many materials have risen in price far more than stainless steel materials. The cost of maintaining and maintaining the structure inside and outside of the building in good condition has skyrocketed even more. Today's architects must seriously consider the whole situation of a building. If the building needs to be replaced or repaired over the years. Then the architect's design is a failure.
In recent years, the walls of swimming pools have been made of stainless steel. Concrete, the main material used for a long time, needs to be repaired and painted every year, especially in the northern regions. Swimming pools constructed from carbon steel and coated also require extensive scrubbing and painting each year, both of which add considerable expense to the swimming pool. When the swimming pool is made of stainless steel (type 304, 2B finish) for the side walls, scrubbing is simple and can be cleaned quickly with just water and soap. Today's swimming pools often use stainless steel groove walls and concrete bottoms, and the bottoms of the pools are mainly made of concrete for anti-skid.
The walls of some buildings are made of type 304, grade 8 mirror polished stainless steel. The interconnected stainless steel panels are polished and tinted to give the walls a consistent color and reflectivity. In order to prevent grease deposits, the exposed part (foot) of the large-area stainless steel plate is installed in a thick sandwich composed of galvanized plate and compression plate. The polished stainless steel plate is connected and fixed with the galvanized steel plate with epoxy resin as the adhesive.
Because stainless steel can obtain very soft properties, it may be used as a roof cladding material. It is precisely because this material is easy to form, durable and beautiful that many architects choose stainless steel not only as a protective layer, but as an integral part of the overall design.
Certain buildings (indoor skating rink tubes) are constructed of stainless steel for the roof of Yong Peng overlapping layers, which not only makes the building aesthetically pleasing from a design point of view, but also allows the indoor skating season to be extended due to the reflective effect of the stainless steel surface. Make unreasonable investments.
For some special structures, many problems are often solved due to the application of stainless steel. For example, there is a car garage. The design requires that the parking garage not only has a protective effect on the parked cars, but also has a good ventilation effect on the exhaust gas; at the same time, it can also allow a certain degree of sunlight to enter the garage. The material is durable and requires no maintenance. In order to meet the above requirements, the designer chooses 6*10in (15*25cm) 201 stainless steel grating, and fixes the grating on the vertical column, so that the inside and outside are staggered to cause overlapping layout. In order to enhance the effect of architectural design, the staggered outer grids are made of floating surface finish, the row of column grids on the periphery are of ordinary 2B finish, and all the inner grids are of 2D finish. This changing pattern of transitions gives the garage a lively appearance.
For the roof structure of a building, its service life and appearance should be equally valued. In the restaurant of the airport, in order to make the roof beautiful, the exhaust fans are covered with stainless steel plates. When choosing the covering material, special emphasis was also placed on the material's non-reflective properties. The selected village material is 304 type stainless steel, rough polished, low reflectivity, grade 6 finish. Special attention should be paid to the choice of finish, especially due to glare, which obstructs the pilot's vision when reaching the destination and landing.
Stainless steel is used in both the interior and exterior building structures of the office lobby. Its architectural measures use stainless steel for the curtain wall. The columns at the entrance of the building are covered with stainless steel plates, and the purification devices of all the windows on the front of the building are also covered with stainless steel.
The ceiling above the lounge of the office building is composed of stainless steel panels with relief. The embossed part of the stainless steel sheet is punched out with a male die and a female die. Stainless steel not only has a long service life, but also is a good material for making captive structures, which can enhance the beauty of the building, so it is often the main symbol of the square.
Stainless steel material can be arbitrarily selected. It has a variety of different strength-to-weight ratios to meet the requirements of various building structures. In addition, different grades of surface finish also provide a range of options for a variety of different building facilities to meet actual needs. The bold ideas of architects will make the application of stainless steel in the construction industry become more and more extensive.