Street Furniture

Sustainable development is one of the key issues of the 21st century. Urban planners are therefore looking into sustainable solutions for street furniture. Stainless steel is a durable, safe, hygienic material and has low maintenance cost. We believe stainless steel is the sustainable solution for street furniture.

More information can be found in this section of the website or in the dedicated brochure, which can be downloaded here.

Stainless Steel in Street Furniture

Sustainability is a key issue for urban planners. New building developments must meet advanced standards set by local and central governments which are designed to ensure that materials are capable of being re-cycled without damaging the environment and without the need for potentially harmful landfill sites. Among the more sustainable materials that can be used is stainless steel. This material is durable, aesthetically pleasing, safe, hygienic, and its high strength to weight ratio means that thinner gauges may be specified without sacrificing strength. Stainless steel is the ideal solution in a wide range of urban applications, including the Architecture, Building and Construction (ABC) sector of the market as well as sculptures and other forms of urban art and street furniture. The low maintenance requirements of this material and its extended life make it an attractive option for urban authorities which require cost-effective long-term solutions. The ISSF believes that stainless steel is an attractive sustainable solution for street furniture. This brochure is an exhibition of contemporary ideas from around the world, with descriptions of each example and details of locations and material suppliers.

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Published: 26/6/2017
Last modified: 26/6/2017

Stainless Steel New Applications - Street Furniture

The following examples from the ISSF Books of New Applications 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2016 show some of the possible applications with stainless steel in Street Furniture (clicking on the application will open a pdf with more information):

Published: 8/10/2013
Last modified: 8/10/2013

Stainless Steel in Tunnels

Stainless steel is finding increasing use in tunnels for its fire and corrosion resistance properties and long maintenance-free life. ISSF has launched an animation and brochure in the Sustainable Stainless series which provides detailed case studies to demonstrate why stainless steel is becoming the material of choice in road, rail, metro and long sub-sea tunnels.

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The brochure is available in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean [clicking on the language will open the pdf]

Published: 5/7/2012
Last modified: 5/7/2012

Helix Pedestrian Bridge

The Helix Bridge is a landmark pedestrian bridge in Singapore, comprising a walkway surrounded by opposing double helix structures made from stainless steel. The design was inspired by the geometric helicoidal arrangement of DNA, which is seen as a symbol of continuity and renewal. The 280 m long bridge is the first double-helix bridge in the world and forms part of a 3.5 km continuous waterfront promenade, linking the Marina Centre, the waterfront area and a large casino/hotel resort. It is a very lightweight structure built almost entirely using duplex stainless steel.

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Published: 11/5/2012
Last modified: 11/5/2012

Stainless Steel for Coastal and Salt Corrosion Applications

This handbook is designed to acquaint the reader with the 300 series stainless steels, particularly grades 304 and 316 and their applications in areas where coastal or salt corrosion is a factor in the life of a metal component.

Source: Specialty Steel Industry of North America

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Published: 11/5/2012
Last modified: 11/5/2012

Emergency Staircase Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, Italy

Following the restoration work on the Palazzo della Ragione on Piazza Mercanti in the 1980s, the capacity of the former "salon" was increased and the old entrance towards the Piazza Duomo re-opened. Fire regulations dictated the construction of an emergency staircase.

Source: Euro Inox

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Published: 11/5/2012
Last modified: 11/5/2012

Stainless Steel for Handrails, Railings & Barrier Applications

Color photographs show unusual handrails and railings in residential and commercial uses, both interior and exterior. Stainless steel barriers and balconies are also shown.

Source: Specialty Steel Industry of North America

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Published: 11/5/2012
Last modified: 11/5/2012

Hong Kong Building Exteriors and Railings

Case study on high urban pollution and moderate coastal salt exposure.

Source: International Molybdenum Association

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Published: 11/5/2012
Last modified: 11/5/2012

Moly Does the Job - Handrails

Molybdenum keeps stainless steel street handrails safe and attractive. This article has been written by an IMOA consultant, Catherine Houska of TMR Stainless.

Source: International Molybdenum Association

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Published: 11/5/2012
Last modified: 11/5/2012

Stainless Steel Tea Staining

The installation in figure 1 depicts the successful use of stainless steel in a coastal environment. After a decade of service in a severe environment it shows little sign of deterioration. The installation in figure 2 however, shows significant staining after only a very brief period in service. This brown tea staining on the stainless steel is avoidable.

Source: Australian Stainless Steel Development Association

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Published: 11/5/2012
Last modified: 11/5/2012

Mobile Stainless Steel WC

Public toilets and washrooms have to be able to cope with frequent use. This is an ideal application for stainless steel, as it is easy to clean and above all hygienic.

Source: Euro Inox

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Published: 11/5/2012
Last modified: 11/5/2012

Which Stainless Steel Should be Specified for Exterior Applications?

The IMOA design evaluation system explains the factors that must be considered when selecting stainless steel for exterior applications. This system helps users select a cost effective stainless steel using a simple scoring system. Case studies from around the world explain instances of good and bad performance using this evaluation system.

Source: International Molybdenum Association

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Published: 11/5/2012
Last modified: 11/5/2012