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Sustainability of Aluminium in Buildings

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Sustainability of Aluminium in Buildings

Sustainability of Aluminium in Buildings

A leaflet which presents alternative thermal efficient building technical solutions of this famous, light and strong metal. The document is translated in seven languages.

Aluminium is a very young metal, extracted for the first time in 1854. Commercially produced as a precious metal from 1886, its industrial production for civil applications only took off in the 1950’s. The first well-known application in buildings dates back to 1898, when the dome of San Gioacchino’s Church in Rome was clad in aluminium sheets. The stunning Art Deco-inspired Empire State Building in New York was the first building to use anodised aluminium components back in 1931. Aluminium is now utilised for a host of applications in building and construction and is the material of choice for curtain walling, window frames and other glazed structures. It is extensively used for rolling blinds, doors, exterior cladding and roofing, suspended ceilings, wall panels and partitions, heating and ventilation equipment, solar shading devices, light reflectors and complete prefabricated buildings.
Structures like offshore living quarters, helicopter decks, balustrades, scaffolding and ladders, are also commonly made of aluminium.
The reasons for this sustainable success, including aluminium cradle to cradle life cycle and its contribution to energy efficiency of buildings, are explained in the present brochure.                                                                              

Find below the sequences of the languages available:
- English
- Italian
- French
- German
- Spanish
- Dutch
- Greek