For steel industry information, there are two key websites you can visit; Steel for Life and SteelConstruction.info.
Here you can find information on what the advantages are when working with steel. Launched in 2016, Steel for Life is owned by the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA).
You can find out more about Steel for Life and the information they have available, here.
Where you can locate information regarding steel construction, including technical and cost details, information which was was previously only available from accessing a variety of different resources/locations.
Described as the free encyclopaedia for the UK steel construction sector, it is designed to be easy to use, as comprehensive as possible, and the onestop-shop for technical guidance on steel construction.
The website has well over 100 Wikipedia style articles written by steel sector experts and external consultants. These pieces of information cover best practice in the use of steel across the construction sector, and topics such as fire engineering, costs, sustainability and health and safety.
The well-illustrated core articles act as a roadmap to each topic by using links to more detailed information available from the sector and other external sources. A number of online CPD presentations are also included, which enable the user to take a test and download a certificate for their records.
There is also a host of links where users can go directly to web-based steel design software and tools.
The news section allows access to a number of relevant supplements that have appeared in the construction and architectural press, such as Building magazine, Construction News and the New Steel Construction magazine.
Case studies on current steel construction projects are regularly added to an ever-growing bank of sector-based project datas.
A ‘Sitemap’ and ‘Index of main articles’ aids navigation, and gives users an appreciation of the broad range of content on the website, and a powerful Google site search facility is there to take users directly to what they are looking for.
The steel sector has an on-going pipeline of research and development work, and continuously updates its guidance in line with changes in legislation, standards and industry practice. Consequently, the website is also updated on a regular basis, and registered users (as you are able to register on the site) get quarterly email alerts highlighting all of the site’s new features, updates and additional information.