Maximize Your Design Exposure with AESS

Architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) can beautifully and creatively express the structural integrity of a building and put the structural system at the aesthetic forefront. Today, many buildings showcase AESS to provide an identity and create iconic structures. AESS elements feature a 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.

AISC has introduced five new categories of AESS to give your designs maximum exposure.

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