Building on firm foundations:
Intelligent growth for the construction industry
Mankind has been building since time immemorial. But today, the handling of building projects is key to opportunities and risks throughout the sector. The digitized processes of Industry 4.0 pose major challenges for building contractors, architects, and planners alike.
Smart cities, 3D planning, plus a whole new world of communication between the individual trades are radically changing a traditional industry. Additional capacity is needed to deal with the high demand for sustainable building materials and flexible material planning. Competitive pressure in global markets is growing while profitability is falling markedly. Essential investments in research and innovation require companies’ full attention. And companies want to concentrate on the essentials. We support them with innovative material development, top-quality materials, laser-focused logistics, and a profound understanding of their particular requirements.
Developing innovations and building the future – that’s our mission. This starts with the infrastructure for civil engineering, port construction, and specialty civil engineering – ranging from project planning and bidding all the way through to developing alternative solutions. Our service package also includes machinery for hire, steel sections, anchor technology, and scaffolding systems, ensuring that even complex projects are profitable from the outset.
Modern architecture creates new forms of urban living. And the demands on building and construction materials are correspondingly high. Flat carbon steel products meet all requirements, both in terms of creative leeway and profitability. Advanced plastics provide robust weather protection combined with eye-catching looks. Our materials fit your building fabric like a second skin. We support you with cost-effective, customized solutions for your renovation and reconstruction projects as well as for new builds.
Last but not least, our high-performance logistics network enables maximum flexibility for planning and executing ambitious projects – no matter where you are in the world.
6.3 tons of material for the spire: The crowning glory of the One World Trade Center towers 1,776 feet over the city. It was supplied and manufactured by our subsidiary Ken-Mac Metals.
that’s how long scientists estimate creative human intelligence has been in existence. The earliest evidence for this can be found inside the research center in Schöningen while the sophisticated facade technology on the outside of the building provides a modern example of that intelligence in action.
That’s the dizzying distance that separates visitors to the Glacier Skywalk in Canada from the ground below. However, the load-bearing construction is no less impressive. Planned and supplied by Materials Services, the steels used can withstand any change in the weather.