Stainless Steel in Construction seminar in Poland

Seminars organized by the Polish Stainless Steel Association (SSN) have proved to be very popular. Each of them has been devoted to a specific theme such as: duplex steels; water management; architecture, building and construction; automotive; and transportation.

This year’s seminar was held on 10 June in Poznan, as a part of the Metalforum Fair. Its theme was to present the possibilities and mechanical and economic benefits of using stainless steel in the building and construction industry. It was attended by 120 people, among whom were guests from abroad and representatives of Polish trade magazines.

Among the speakers there were representatives of the Polish scienctific community: Alexander Kozlowski and Wieslaw Kubiszyn from Rzeszow University of Technology, and a longtime associate of SSN and expert in stainless steel, Zbigniew Brytan from the Silesian University of Technology. Anders Finnås and JarosÅ‚aw Grzegorczyk from Finnish Outokumpu, Marcin Stanik, Head of Research and Development Centre of Invest-Tech, and Jan Myczkowski, President of the SSN, also shared their knowledge and current stainless issues. The special guest was Nancy Baddoo, Associate Director of the Steel Construction Institute in England, an authority on stainless steel construction.

The seminar was an opportunity to get acquainted with the growing possibilities for the use of stainless steel in building and construction. About 15% of the global stainless steel production is presently used in this sector. All over the world stainless steel is successfully used in bridges, footbridges, chimneys, pipelines, civil engineering and industrial buildings. It increases structural strength and extends the life cycle of the constructions, which reduces costs of investment.
In Poland, there are very few spectacular projects containing stainless steel as a construction material, however the seminars organized by SSN and its other initiatives are expected to promote the use of stainless steel in the Polish industry.

For more information, please check the SSN website: http://www.stalenierdzewne.pl/

Published 25/06/2015 11:44:54 Last Modified 25/06/2015 11:48:44

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