Update of the ISSF educational material for architects and engineers available

In May 2014, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) launched a new educational cource to increase the knowledge of the benefits of using stainless steel in the architecture, building and construction (ABC) sector of the market. Known as the ISSF Education Project, this course has proved to be very popular with lecturers and students.

In June 2015, ISSF launched the second edition of this popular course, which features:

  • A new chapter (“Stainless steel in Art”)
  • Expanded chapters, particularly on built examples
  • A fully reviewed chapter on structural applications
  • More on properties such as stiffness, strength to weight ratios
  • And about 30% more material with a total of over 400 slides

Each of the modules has been prepared by a panel of industry experts and reviewed by the advisory board which includes professors from a number of renowned schools of architecture.

This Project has been welcomed by the international stainless steel community. “Congratulations on this product. It is an excellent compilation of information for architects and civil engineers,” noted Fernando Correa Carrillo, Director of the Mexican Institute of Stainless Steel (http://www.iminox.org.mx/).

A new chapter on “Stainless Steel in Art” has been added to the second edition, as Artists exploit the full potential of stainless steel. The examples featured in this chapter show some of the possibilities. Sir Anish Kapoor’s work entitled ‘Turning the World Upside Down’ exploits the qualities for which stainless is most famous. Jeff Koons’ colourful piece ‘Sacred Heart Red/Gold’ demonstrates that stainless steel is not only about shiny surfaces. “The new chapter is very relevant to ABC students as it shows stainless steel in a completely new light,” explains Bernard Heritier, ISSF’s Market Development Manager, Long Products.

The modules can be downloaded free of charge in pdf or pptx format from the worldstainless website. Click here
For more information about this project, email Jo Claes, ISSF’s Administration and Communications Manager (claes@issf.org).

Published 25/06/2015 11:50:58 Last Modified 25/06/2015 11:54:37

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