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Properties, Characteristics, and Uses of Steel: A Sturdy Building Material

Steel is often used in the construction of all types of buildings, from barns, carports, and sheds to houses, garages, and skyscrapers. In particular, it is often used to construct the frames and foundations of buildings, as it is resilient and binds well to concrete. Becoming commonplace during World War II, steel remains a standard building material to this day.  

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