Copper still a staple in architecture

Copper may be a good building option.

Despite a history of copper being taken as scrap by thieves as a way to make a quick buck, many architects continue to embrace the metal, according to Copper Investing News. Furthermore, these architects are working copper into office architecture, which could be attractive to the tenants of many commercial real estate companies.

Copper's popularity is partially due to it being good for roofing, the news source said. This is because of the metal's ability to be both strong and flexible. Furthermore, copper is a metal that can last extremely long times without a need for repair, something that many other materials cannot do. Due to this, it could be considered to be a good investment.

The biggest drawback is its tendency to get stolen, according to the news source. Copper is worth approximately $4 per pound, a massive increase from 10 years ago when it was worth only 60 cents. However, the increased thefts also has many advocacy groups asking for more policing of the crime.

Regardless, the reliability of the metal will help it continue to gain popularity as a construction material, the report added.

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