steel design


Autumn 2018

LustreLok™ – the Advanced Acrylic Coating for Galvanized Steel

LustreLok™ is a thin, clear organic coating, applied to both sides of the galvanized steel as a final protective layer over the zinc coating. LustreLok provides an attractive appearance and enhances the traditional look of galvanized steel. The application of an organic coating eliminates the need for ArcelorMittal to apply conventional chemical treatment and vanishing oil.

This enhancement offers our customers and users the following benefits:

• The product is designed to be roll formed dry,
which eliminates the need for lubricants
• Lower maintenance costs – reduced coating build-up
and reduced tool wear will extend die life.
• Improved productivity – extended die life results in
longer production runs.
• Enhanced scheduling flexibility – eliminates the need
for die clean-up prior to roll forming prepainted metals
or other unoiled products.

• Excellent resistance to staining during transit
and field storage.
• Reduces smudging and streaks associated with rolling oils.
• Effectively resists fingerprinting and foot printing
during installation.

• Finished product is delivered to the job site dry,
providing a safer, oil-free surface for workers.

• Z001-Z600
• G01-G210

Commercial Steel – ASTM A653/A653M
Structural Steel – ASTM A653/A653M
Forming Steel – ASTM A653/A653M
HSLA – ASTM A653/A653M

• 0.25mm (.010”) to 2.31mm (.091”) thickness
• 1,537mm (60.5”) maximum width

• Roofing
• Cladding and Siding
• Ceiling Grid Systems
• Ducting
• Electrical Boxes
• Light Steel Framing
• Pools (above ground and in-ground)
• Major Appliances
• Building Components and Accessories
• Garage Doors
• Grain Bins, Truss Plates
• Industrial Packaging.

Close up of machinery

Roll Forming – the product is designed to be roll formed dry, which eliminates the need for lubricants. Photo: Samco Machinery

Steel Roof

Over time, the clear organic coating will disappear from weathering, leaving the natural appearance of the galvanized coating.

Interior steel beams

The organic resin does not discolour or yellow during exposure – as verified by ArcelorMittal during actual building inspections, outdoor exposure testing, as well as accelerated weathering and corrosion testing.

A slight darkening and gloss reduction can be expected, as with any metallic coating during weathering.

angled steel roof

LustreLok™ used in composite deck applications should be tested in accordance with CSSBI S2-2017 “Criteria for the Testing of Composite Slabs” or ANSI/SDI T-CD-2017 “Test Standard for Composite Steel Deck-Slabs”.

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Behlen’s Design and Manufacturing Expertise –three Indoor Arenas in Georgia

Steel is so incredible for construction projects that it is known the world over for its versatility and durability. That is why, when it came time to build three indoor arenas in the Republic of Georgia, Behlen Industries was tapped to construct these steel-based structures for all to enjoy. “Two of them are the same size and the third is a little bit bigger,” said Dave Fletcher, Director of International Sales for Behlen in an interview with Steel Design.

Fletcher went on to add that it was a long process to get the deal done in Georgia in order to build these structures but, by partnering with the right people the project became a reality. “One of the arenas is in Plavi the other one is in Gori, which is (interestingly) where Joseph Stalin […]


Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Red Deer College

When the City of Red Deer approached Red Deer College about hosting the 2019 Canada Winter Games, it was a catalyst for finally realizing a dream. The college had been planning a new facility focused on health education, sport and recreation for years. The new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre will host five Canada Winter Games events, including Short Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Badminton, Wheel Chair Basketball and Squash.

“We envisioned a facility that would be learner-centred; support teaching, learning and the student experience; provide for sport and lifestyle fitness and be available for community use,” says Doug Sharp, the college’s Director of Capital Projects. “The facility would contribute to the economic, social and inclusive wellbeing of the central Alberta region and would become […]


Galvalume Plus™ accentuates the new tent-like roof

The unpainted 30,000 shingles in “À la Canadienne” shingle pattern, manufactured from .45mm and .61mm (.0179” and .0239”) Galvalume Plus™ help the tent-shaped roof of the church, now functioning as a public library, brilliantly reflect snow and sky and reach to the heavens. The shingles blur the distinction between snow, roof and sky, and complement the glass-walled extensions to the building.

The architects teamed-up to complete the Monique-Corriveau Library, which involved an addition to and conversion of the St-Denys-du-Plateau church in Québec City. Built in 1964, the church is a landmark example of modernism in the region, featuring a tent-like form and it served parishioners until it was closed in 2009. In the fall of 2013, […]


Corrugated AZM150 Galvalume® steel cladding – fit for a Harley!

With a steel exterior and towering presence, the unique Premont Harley-Davidson dealership on the outskirts of Quebec City, like the motorcycles themselves, is built to be admired. Opened for business in August 2012, the approximately 8,000m2 (86,000 sq. ft.) building contains a showroom, boutique, repair shop, museum and even a restaurant.

Located at 1071 Boulevard Pierre-Bertrand, near the axis of Route 358 and Autoroute Félix-Leclerc (A40), the building is sheathed with 2,787m2 (30,000 sq. ft.) of 0.61mm (.0239”) 22.2mm (7/8”) cor- rugated AZM150 Galvalume steel cladding, coloured QC2642 Silver. Why Galvalume? “It was a question of economy. The choice of a metallic exterior facing is economical. […]


Prefabricated Light Steel Framing and Prefab Panels save time

The reality behind Interbuild Limited’s pre-fabricated lightweight cold formed steel wall, structural floor and roof framing systems is simplicity and efficiency.

Interbuild’s pre-fabricated steel wall panels, together with a faster construction time make these materials a no-brainer – a cost-effective alternative to traditional building. That is why Habitat For Humanity used this method for a recent project in Hamilton. Cold formed steel provided lower construction costs, reduced insurance costs, plus the added benefit of non-combustibility. “The […]