The two separate L's design enables the Steel Bricks™ system to have the potential benefit of different plate material
on either side of a wall (e.g. stainless steel on one side and carbon steel on the other). Such modules could be
manufactured as required for certain parts of a Nuclear Power Plant, for example, to provide the required corrosion
resistance. And there are no bi-metallic corrosion concerns as the carbon steel/stainless steel joint is embedded in
The U-shaped Steel Bricks™ can be welded together, end-to-end and vertically to create larger modules. No tie bars
or reinforcing bars are required, as these are replaced by the diaphragm, which is integral to the system.
In the manufacture of the floor modules the Steel Bricks™ system can also have holes in the top flange which allows
the concrete to rise a little above the plate to form a concrete finish similar to conventional reinforced concrete
floors. Supports for electrical and mechanical equipment can be easily welded to the external face of the plate.
In contrast to previous generations of SC designs and those still in use Steel Bricks™ has far fewer internal components.
Breakdown of a simple panel assumed to be 12m in length with a depth of 0.8m and height of 1.8m