Oliver Smith

Founder and editor of Green Building Elements.
steel industry covid19

The Impact of Coronavirus On The Steel Industry [Updated]

Updated: 13th April 2020 Relief package for steel industry sought – Pakistans steel industry is seeking government assistance amid the corona virus downturn. Former president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and executive member of Pakistan Steel Mills Association, Zubair Ali, on Saturday urged the government to open steel industry and give relief to the sector. Updated: 12th April 2020 The devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic can not only be witnessed in the number of human casualties that…

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Metal buildings market report

Analysis and Forecast for the 2020 Steel Market

This year, 2020, marks the beginning of a new decade, and this new decade is looking to be amenable to the steel industry. Recent breakthroughs in technology have made pre-engineered steel buildings with high structural integrity commonplace in an expanding market, but this is not the only driving force behind the steel industry. Steel has a multitude of benefits, which are now boosting sales and improving the market. The material is stable and has high aesthetic appeal, making it very…

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Eiffel Tower

5 Iconic Buildings Redesigned in Modern Architectural Styles

Architecture is a constantly changing art. As every building is created, it reflects the climate and culture of its time, with the most iconic buildings becoming classic symbols of entire cities or countries. Most of these famous landmarks were built well in the past. But what if they had been designed today?  In this post by Green Building Elements, we explore 5 concepts examining that idea. The Eiffel Tower – Paris, France The first of these concepts is the Eiffel…

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steel industry

Downward Trend For Steel Industry Fantastic News For Metal Builders

The Steel Industry has become the latest unwitting victim of a slowing Chinese economy and domestic market oversupply driven by the continuing trade war with the Trump Administration. The accelerated decline in demand for steel products is directly affecting critical global industries including automotive, industrial, oil and gas, machinery and importantly – construction. A sustained increase in Chinese crude steel production, which experienced a year-on-year increase of 10% between May 2018 and May 2019, masks the stark reality for this…

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Do These 7 Things to Slow RV Price Depreciation

Do you currently own an RV? If your answer is yes, then like 10 million other Americans you need to be aware of the steep price depreciation associated with owning an RV. It’s no secret that RVs don’t come cheap. They can cost anywhere between $10,000 and $500,000 depending on the model and type. But if you aren’t careful, the total cost could end up being a lot higher through Price Depreciation. What this means is over time, your RV…

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bitcoin heating

How to Heat Your Metal Building and Save on Energy Bills with Bitcoin

If you own a metal building, then you know that energy bills comprise a large portion of your monthly spending. What if there was a way to save at least 50% on heating your metal building? Heatmine is a Bitcoin mining company that recycles the excess heat from mining machines to heat up businesses and homes. This way, you lower your carbon footprint while greatly reducing your heating costs. Plus, you don’t ever need to worry about installation or maintenance.…

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Light Gauge Steel

Light Gauge Steel Framing Market Predicted $43.65 Billion By 2025

The market for light gauge steel has increased year after year, with Asia and the Pacific currently dominating the market thanks to things like China investing more into their housing schemes and other structural developments. As the world turns to more affordable and even eco-friendly building techniques and materials, there is becoming a growing need for light gauge steel. This is because this material is strong, durable and flexible, with many options available for both residential and commercial projects. Let’s…

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