There are numerous resources available on this website for engineers and specification writers that require information about stainless steel in building applications. Ready resources include:
Contrarian Micro Textures, by Rigidized® Metals Corporation, has an unrivaled selection of decorative flat rolled finishes. This website includes visual images of most of the products. However, custom solutions are also available. Product data sheets provide size range as well as other application information that can help the designer find a product that works both visually as well as practically.
Beyond the product data sheet information that can help the specifier develop a material specification, Contrarian Micro Textures offers downloadable 3-part Specifications and/or BIM Object files in a variety of formats and versions - click here to view and download! We have regional representatives in the United States who are prepared to provide personal assistance as well. Click here to request contact from a representative.
Product Selection Guide
Based on common selection criteria for materials, our Product Selection Guide helps narrow choices down to those most appropriate for the specific application in mind.
In addition to the many technical reference articles available on the website, Contrarian Micro Textures’ representatives are available to provide personal assistance relating to the application of our products to your projects.
Stainless steel saves energy and mitigates the heat island effect of buildings. With its high recycled content and complete recyclability, the potential for stainless steel to last as long as the building stands, creates a sustainability loop that is the envy of other materials. When used for exterior cladding, stainless steel does not create runoff of bio toxins (common occurrences with traditional metals used in construction). Information about environmental issues, including LEED® and Green Globes Design™ can be found under the Save Energy tab and throughout our Resources section. Topics include:
- Thermal & Solar Reflectance
- The Insulation Value of Stainless Steel
- Stainless Steel Buildings Combat Climate Change
- The Enhanced Thermal and Solar Reflectance of InvariMatte® Stainless Steel
- Extraordinary Recycling Efficiency
- LEED® and Green Globes Design™ Points
- The Superior Durability of Stainless Steel
- Eliminate Biocide Runoff
As key advisors to building owners, architects may benefit from understanding the economics of stainless steel building ownership. The following information can be found under the Reduce Costs and throughout our Resources tabs: