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SCI event to reflect on the past and the future for steel construction

SCI150924Coinciding with its 30th birthday, the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) will be reflecting on the past, and looking at predictions for the future to provide an insight into the shape of steel construction in years to come at this year’s Annual Event.

The Event will be held at The Crystal, Victoria Docks in east London on 12 November. To register your attendance email: or Tel: 01344 636525

SCI CEO Graham Couchman will reflect on the rapid rise to dominance of steel construction in the UK since the decision to form an independent organisation (SCI), which was developed to promote the proper and effective use of steel as a constructional material.

He will also highlight some landmark projects and achievements for the sector, and consider how the nature of SCI has evolved over the years.

Mike Walsh of Hatch Consulting will discuss how history tells us that the future for steel is bright. He will talk about how the technologies of steel production have evolved, and what the limitations for steel products are.

Generation of revenue from producing steel, not by selling tonnage, but from differentiation and the provision of good service will also be considered.

Carl Perry of BlueScope will take a global perspective to consider how products and construction processes change to suit different economic and technical drivers.

He will highlight the trend to use less, but higher strength, steel and the other materials it must compete with. By considering different markets we can see how UK products and practice may evolve.

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