‘Wikipedia’ for steel construction launched online

Aaron Morby 10 years ago
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The steel construction industry has moved its diverse bank of steel design and construction knowledge online to give industry easier access.

The website www.steelconstruction.info brings together for the first time all the steel design and construction information available from the British Constructional Steelwork Association, Tata Steel and the Steel Construction Institute.

A two-year development programme was sparked by a survey of construction specifiers that highlighted that although there was a wealth of information available it was not always easy to find, being spread across the various websites of the BCSA, Tata Steel and the SCI.

At the core of the site is over 100 wikipedia-style articles, written by the steel sector’s own experts as well as external consultants, and covering best practice in the use of steel across the construction sector, including topics such as fire engineering, costs, sustainability and health & safety.

These core articles act as a roadmap to each topic using links to more detailed information available from the sector and other external sources.

Several online CPD presentations are also included, which enable the user to take a test and download a certificate for their records.

Chris Dolling, manager, technical development at BCSA, said: “We hope that early users will tell their colleagues about it and it will become the go-to source for steel construction related information.

“We have always encouraged people to let us know what they need, which then helps guide our future research and development activity, so take a look at www.steelconstruction.info and let us know what you think.”

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