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Steel as a solution to environmental disasters: prevention and restoration

The steel industry is focusing its efforts on facilitating the decarbonization of its processes and products, a key operation to combat climate change.
In particular, the sector is paying close attention to extreme weather events and environmental disasters (fires, floods, earthquakes, landslides, extreme temperatures) that are affecting different areas of the world with increased frequency. 

With a view to disaster prevention and recovery, constructsteel – the steel construction market development program of the World Steel Association – has released a guidebook with the best practices for catastrophe response.
These practices highlight the strategic properties of steel: an exceptional material for strength, resilience, durability, and ease of assembly.

Indeed, steel has already proven to be a key safety ally for disaster prevention and recovery and a crucial product for a zero-emission future.

Why is steel a good choice?

As anticipated, steel structures are easily transported and assembled directly on-site. These features result in net savings in time, energy, and money. 

So it is easy to understand how steel can protect not only buildings and infrastructure but also social and economic stability.
Disasters, whether caused by natural or man-made hazards, take the form of “serious disruptions in the functioning of a community that exceeds its ability to cope with its own resources.” In this eventuality, steel favors the restoration of essential services to enable the continuation of the basic functions of communities.

Check out the best practice guidebook for disaster prevention and restoration compiled by constructsteel:


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