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Copper and its alloys are widely used in the building industry for a large variety of purposes, particularly applications requiring corrosion resistance, high electrical conductivity, strength, ductility, impact resistance, fatigue resistance, or other special characteristics possessed by copper or its alloys. Some of the special characteristics of importance to building are ability to be formed into complex shapes, appearance, and high thermal conductivity, although many of the alloys have low thermal conductivity and low electrical conductivity as compared with the pure metal.


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