Our sustainable core delivers
As a company, we are committed and support to the growth of regional investment to ensure the long-term sustainability of local areas. Regional sustainability also depends on effective land use, Central Steel Build is dedicated to ensuring our building designs are aligned with this. We understand the importance of local manufacturing and construction, our buildings are made from Australian steel and fabricated on site. Supporting Australian manufacturing is simply part of us.
Here at CSB, we have incorporated sustainable and environmentally responsible practices throughout our business. We understand the importance of balancing the needs of the present without compromising future generations.
Sustainable design requires careful thought, planning and knowledge, it lays the framework for sustainable manufacturing and construction. Factors such as material efficiency, energy efficiency, recycling capacity and lifespan are all considerations of our designers and engineers. A modelling program, 3D CAD, is used to produce elements for manufacture delivering high quality results while generating almost no wastage. Any wastage on or off-site is recycled.
The use of sustainable building materials in the Australian construction industry is now ‘non-negotiable’. Sourcing and using high quality, locally produced materials on all projects, results less transport and energy usage. Winding the clock forward, correct material quality and usage, gives the building a long lifespan and won’t require re-building or high maintenance. The materials we use are sourced from leading Australian suppliers who take active steps to reduce steel production emissions. Integrating agile workflow systems with cutting-edge modelling technology allows us to value engineer all builds to limit unnecessary extra materials.
5.Sustainable recycling loop
Steel's natural characteristics make it an ideal sustainable choice in terms of its almost endless recyclability. Of all the earth’s natural resources, steel is the only material with a truly closed recycling loop. It is the number one most recycled material on Earth and can be recycled over and over again without any loss of strength or quality.
We have thoroughly examined every step in the manufacturing process and implemented waste eliminating practices throughout. Key staff have undertaken LEAN manufacturing training and are encouraged to make further suggestions for continual improvement. The result of implementing LEAN principles is reduced waste, reduced energy usage, reduced health hazards and embracing a cleaner, safer, smarter and better work environment
Structural elements are prefabricated in our workshop meaning procedures are followed and easily managed. This results in the best use of facilities and equipment, accurate/quality workmanship and a safer working environment. It also cuts back on logistics, reduces construction time and reduces emissions.
We recognise the importance of harnessing energy both in the design of our buildings and our workplace practices. Our buildings are designed for maximum efficiency with the use of smart ventilation techniques, natural lighting and insulation measures. We also incorporate further measures such as the allowance for solar panels to increase sustainability. Our custom-built fabrication facility has a 99KW solar panel system that generates enough electricity to feed back into the grid.