The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is pleased to announce the first part of a fact sheets series undertaken by the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) and dedicated to educating and promoting the benefits of structural steel in buildings.

This series focusses exclusively on multi-storey buildings and addresses the following topics:


In some markets, the use of structural steel is commonplace but in others it is seen as a new and relatively unproven technology. Often designers and decision-makers are not convinced about the suitability of steel structures in their market due to their limited knowledge of the material’s performance, the wealth of experience and guidance available on steel construction and the wider benefits that steel construction brings. This series of factsheets aims to change this by providing facts (and dispelling myths) about the properties and benefits of structural steel.

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Notes to Editors:

  • constructsteel, an initiative of worldsteel, is a steel construction market development programme whose goal is to increase the share of steel in construction by promoting its use with the steel industry’s stakeholders.
  • worldsteel is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel members represent approximately 85% of the world's steel production, including over 160 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes.
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