When assessing the project costs over the life of a building, most construction projects prioritise as most important, the maintenance and replacement costs of materials.
Although basic material costs will always be important to specifiers, they should be balanced against the cost of fabrication and subsequent service performance within the harsh environments that aluminium is best suited to. Specifiers are increasingly looking for effective solutions by involving suppliers early in the design process to ensure the most elegantly engineered solution at the lowest cost.
Consider the economies possible from use of Permalite® aluminum products. Its light weight and ease of application combines with its immunity to rust and corrosive degradation assure a longer life and less maintenance. The complete elimination of any need for additional protective coating also must be taken into account in the overall maintenance or replacement value proposition.
Permalite® aluminium components can also reduce transport, craneage and manual handling costs through economies of being such a light weight material compared to steel. The formability, high strength to weight ratio and ease of recycling make aluminium a uniquely suited proposition for projects in corrosive industrial and marine environments.