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Volume 31-1:Building Bridges

April 28, 2016

Nickel-containing rebar extends the lifespan


In Focus



When President Obama said, “Twenty-first century businesses need 21st century infrastructure”, he was voicing the concerns of governments across the world charged with replacing the many roads and bridges constructed in the last century which are now crumbling.

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In Use


NiMH solar lighting

Achieving consistent and reliable street and open air lighting in areas of the world without a grid system is a considerable challenge and especially so in extreme climatic conditions. Yet the benefits in terms of safety and security for citizens, are immense.



Behind a beautiful façade, a significant contribution is made by fixings and fasteners. Innovations in nickel-containing stainless steel fixing products are helping to accelerate the rate of construction and reduce build costs.


Stainless steel course

A new ‘pick and mix’ university course for students has been produced by experts from the stainless steel industry. The course aims to inspire university students of architecture and engineering with the multiple possibilities and advantages of stainless steel in the building and construction sector.


Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is one of the world’s major infrastruc- ture projects. It will be the longest sea bridge in the world with total length of 50km. Nearly 10,000 tons of Alloy 2304 (UNS S32304) nickel-containing duplex stainless steel rebar, rod and wire have been specified to achieve its design life of 120 years.

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