Architectural Design Resources for Stainless Steel

Architectural Design Resources for Stainless Steel


Pedestrian bridge at Cheung Kong Center,
Hong Kong, Type 316 stainless steel,
Cambric. Photo courtesy of Nickel Institute.
Photographer: Catherine Houska

Pollution, salt exposure, weather patterns, design and cleaning frequency must be considered when selecting stainless steel and other construction materials if good long term performance is desired. IMOA provides architecture, building and construction industry professionals with the resources to make informed stainless steel selection decisions.


Stainless steel water pipes cut costs and reduce waste

When stainless steel is specified for an aesthetic application, corrosion free performance is usually desired. In more corrosive applications, a molybdenum-containing stainless steel is needed unless frequent cleaning is acceptable. Molybdenum improves pitting and crevice corrosion resistance, which is particularly helpful in preventing salt and corrosive pollution damage.