🕑 Reading time: 1 minuteAluminium (Aluminum) has properties which makes it suitable as a building / construction material. Nowadays in advanced countries, aluminum became the important construction material for buildings especially for industrial buildings along with brick, cement and steel. The aluminum is one of the abundantly available non-ferrous metals on the surface of earth. But it is not available in direct form, generally it is extracted from bauxite. Aluminum also available in the form of oxides, sulphates, silicates and phosphates etc..
Properties of Aluminum as Building MaterialFollowing are the properties of aluminum which makes aluminum as one of the important building materials.
- Air tightness
- High strength to weight ratio
- Ease in fabrication and assembly
- Low Handling and transportation cost
- High reflectivity
- Corrosion resistance
- High Scrap value
- Sound proof