Building with structural elements made from surface finished metal plate has undergone rapid development over the last 40 years. The trapezoidal profiles, corrugated profiles, cassettes and sandwich panels used in numerous office, industrial and public buildings for floors, roofs and walls represent the present-day image of modern architecture. Metals are now the preferred building materials and this is due to their excellent characteristics (load bearing capability, ductility, etc) as well as its relatively cheap price when compared to alternative building materials. The easy assembly and dismantling and especially the reusability (recycling) are other advantages of using structural elements made from metal plate as compared to other building materials.
Trapezoidal profiles, corrugated profiles, cassettes and sandwich panels are characterised by their:
- Design capabilities
The European Association for Panels and Profiles has installed an independent and unsolicited quality assurance system in order to be able to supply builders with top quality products, which meet all of the requirements regarding the building of roofs and facades, especially if using the structural elements presented here.
Structural elements made from metal plate provide builders and architects with products, which meet all of the highest demands regarding constructional characteristics and design. Aesthetic, valuable and permanent buildings can be constructed so that meet all of the requirements of a modern structure, especially if built in conjunction with specialised assembly procedures.