Today more than ever, the construction industry must be sustainable and able to reduce its impact on the environment. Aluminium is also a material of choice to achieve these objectives. Aluminium is infinitely recyclable and its production from recycled aluminium uses 95% less energy than the production of new aluminium from alumina extracted from bauxite.
Because of its versatility, aluminum can be used in the construction of a wide variety of elements: curtain walls, window frames, verandas, doors, roofs, suspended ceilings, wall panels, heating and ventilation equipment, as well as any other glass structure. In addition, aluminium can be processed in several ways: it can be welded, screwed, shaped, cut, sawn, drilled, and so on.
Due to its corrosion resistance, aluminum is perfect for structures exposed to snow, water and salt. In addition, this material is insensitive to ultraviolet rays and requires virtually no maintenance. All these advantages ensure that aluminium has a longer service life than many materials traditionally used in the construction industry.
Aluminium is three times lighter than steel, which allows the construction of structures that are both lightweight and exceptionally stable. It is also less expensive to transport and safer to handle on site.
In short, aluminium is the material of choice for a greener and more sustainable construction industry. The green shift begins with aluminium.