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Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel | American Institute of Steel Construction

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel When left exposed, structural steel can express form, integrity and beauty in buildings while simultaneously demonstrating function and strength. Architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) can express the structural integrity of a building in a striking way and put the structural system at the aesthetic forefront. Today, many buildings showcase AESS to provide an identity and even create iconic structures. AESS elements feature higher degree of finish and are handled with a higher level of care during fabrication and erection. Beautiful and creative expression can be achieved in the broad range of shapes, tapered forms, curves, colors, glossy or matte finishes, as well as seamless or tectonic expression.

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