Online Information Centre for Stainless Steel in Construction
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This is a detailed information leaflet with general guidance on erecting or installing both architectural and structural stainless steel. The guidance is suitable for austenitic, ferritic and duplex steel. The requirements for the execution of steel structures as outlined by EN 1090, particularly with respect to tolerances and site welding, are explained. Guidance is given on transportation, handling and storage, erection, site welding and the installation of light gauge cladding panels.
This resource is a best practice information sheet for contractors. It should be read in conjunction with ‘Best Practice Information Sheet for Specifiers (SCI-P298)’. Stainless steel masonry support systems are fixed to the structural frame and provide support to the outer leaf of masonry cladding in buildings. Firstly the article covers Safety and Storage and then the installation techniques for the following: Structural Frame, Soft Horizontal Joints, Vertical Movement Joints, Cavity Width Adjustments, Horizontal Adjustments, Vertical Adjustments, Fixings, Edge and End Distances, Wall Ties and finally the use of Cleaning Chemicals.