2022 Joint MISIF/NI/IMOA Webinar #4: Planning for Disaster Stainless Steel Resilient Design

MISIF, Nickel Institute and International Molybdenum Association jointly organized a webinar titled Planning for Disaster: Stainless Steel Resilient Design” on 27 September 2022.

The webinar session was conducted by Ms. Catherine Houska, President of Catherine Houska Consulting LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Houska is an internationally recognized expert on architectural and structural metals, speaker and author of over 200 publications. She consults internationally for some of the world’s most well-known architectural and engineering firms as well as for building owners, metal finishing firms, producers and fabricators.

The learning objectives of the webinar session included:

  • Learn what resiliency and sustainability are and how they relate to one another
  • Review the resilient material characteristics of stainless steel and how it compares with other metals
  • See examples of human-caused and natural disasters and how stainless steel is being used to provide sustainable and resilient solutions
  • The new and revised stainless steel structural design resources from AISC and ASCE and the Homeland and other standards work occurring at ASTM reviewed

As a conclusions, the stainless steel is a highly recycled, long lasting sustainable material with no emissions or toxic run-off concerns, capable of withstanding the most demanding environments, a solution for many resiliency concerns – fire stiffness retention, impact toughness and seismic performance and lastly its’ properties provide long term safety and resiliency in an increasingly demanding world.

A total of 34 participants joined the webinar session from various steel related companies.