Known as Steel Day Scotland, the event was a combination of factory tours to BCSA member facilities, followed by a series of evening lectures at the University of Stirling.
Five Scottish based BCSA members opened their doors to showcase the depth of expertise of the local steel industry, as well as promoting and encouraging more effective cooperation between designers and steelwork contractors.
IStructE members took the opportunity to see firsthand modern steel fabrication facilities to gain a better understanding of the steel fabrication processes.
The five member companies that participated in the tours were Barnshaw Steel Bending; BHC; Cairnhill Structures; Had-Fab; and Highland Colour Coaters.
Complementing the factory tours were a series of short and informative lectures tackling issues such as health and safety and steelwork detailing. All four of the lectures were well received and consisted of: Steel the safe solution; A walk through the workshop and beyond; The devil’s in the detail, and Steel supply and subgrades to EC3.
Both the BCSA and IStructE look forward to continuing to work in partnership and further CPD events, throughout the UK, are planned.