When the life-time maintenance cost of the steel structure is the main criteria, the use of weathering steel is often the most cost-effi cient choice.
In the construction phase
– all the costs of surface treatment are saved
– throughput times at the workshops are shorter
– lifting and transport involve no risk of damaging
– there is no need for the usual touch-up painting
In comparison with a painted structure, the saving in maintenance costs is even greater under conditions where repeated repainting is normally required. For example, pipeline bridges in an industrial atmosphere are extremely diffi cult to
clean and paint after installation. Cor-Ten is a truly ecological material. In most
applications, Cor-Ten steel does not need to be coated. This reduces both the lifetime environmental load and the lifetime cost of steel. In addition, Cor-Ten is a 100-percent recyclable material.