“Demountable steel structures are those which can be easily disassembled at the end of a building’s life, with traditional structures limited to short-term use such as travelling shows, carnival structures and school classrooms.”

Steel is at present one of the world’s most recycled products, with BlueScope noting that about 65 per cent of all steel in Australia goes back into the making of new steel.

Structural steel is particularly suitable for these applications as it lends itself to bolted construction methods, which are already commonplace in commercial structural steel buildings. The development of appropriate components and connections are now underway, with UNSW currently carrying out research on bolted connections.

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