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Meeting global demand for safe infrastructure

In this paper you will learn more about meeting global demand for safe infrastructure

Governments, the insurance industry, designers, and end users are demanding better structural materials with improved energy absorption, fracture toughness, and fatigue properties in response to seismic, fire, and extreme-weather events. Within the building, bridge, and rebar sector, there is a shift toward lower carbonniobium (Nb) containing steels, which meet these demands with significantly improved toughness, formability, consistency, energy absorption, and weldability. The increased strength and toughness of Nb-containing infrastructure steels enable a reduction in size and weight of structural products resulting in lower transportation, fabrication, and erection costs; a reduced carbon footprint; and a more efficient project build.
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