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Concrete-Filled Hollow Structural Sections (HSS), an Unbeatable Combination

Filling HSS members with concrete offers the most effective way to meet fire-protection requirements while achieving high compression strength, a smaller footprint, and the desirable aesthetics of exposed steel
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In Conclusion

By preserving aesthetic elements, enhancing structural support, and delivering cost-effective fire protection, concrete-filled HSS offer a solution architects, engineers, and building owners alike can agree on.“Exposed steel structure elements can be used as final architectural elements, eliminating cladding and reducing the overall appearance of structural elements, creating a smaller and more aesthetically pleasing appearance,” says Biswas.

As exposed steel designs continue to gain popularity, building experts anticipate that concrete-filled HSS, particularly where fire resistance is required, will gain traction as well.



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Originally published in Architectural Record


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