ArcelorMittal launches Steligence®, a disruptive
approach to construction
Steligence® uses a holistic approach to building design where various solutions are compared and the entire lifecycle of the construction is considered. The goal is to create a broader and objective collaboration between architects, engineers, and property developers. In doing so, ArcelorMittal hopes to resolve the competing demands of creativity, flexibility, sustainability, and economics when it comes to building design.
By applying these principles in real-life, Steligence® will allow anyone involved in building design, construction, or ownership to quantify the contribution of ArcelorMittal’s best-in-class steel products and solutions to actual buildings.
A science-based methodology has been developed to measure these benefits notes Jérôme Guth, product manager for ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products: “In total we identified 17 indicators which can be used to assess a building and compare materials and solutions. That methodology has been peer reviewed by third parties including engineers and architects to ensure we are comparing like for like.”
The ultimate goal of Steligence® is to demonstrate how ArcelorMittal’s steel products and solutions can improve building design and sustainability, thanks to lighter solutions, faster to install, with lower environmental impact and high ability for reuse and recycling.
Flexibility is also considered at the design stage to ensure the building can be easily adapted for future expansion or a change of use.
Click here to discover the 10 benefits of a Steligence® building.
Steligence® was inspired by ArcelorMittal’s world-leading
S-in motion® initiative for automotive. Through practical demonstration projects, S-in motion® has shown how steel can help carmakers achieve lightweight and safe mobility solutions.
One of the first of several projects to be built according to the Steligence® concept is ArcelorMittal’s new headquarters in Luxembourg. Flat products account for around 40 percent of the steel products used in a Steligence® building. Long products will make up the remainder, mostly in framing and foundation applications.
Steel solutions from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products account for around 40 percent of the steel in a Steligence® building.
While the initial focus for Steligence® is European office and tertiary buildings, ArcelorMittal plans to expand the approach to other building types and geographical areas. “We will use the powerful comparative and holistic approach of Steligence®, and adapt it to other markets and regulations,” notes Jérôme Guth. “The long-term goal is to make it a global approach showcasing the benefits of ArcelorMittal’s products and solutions.”