The workshop will kick off with a discussion of what “stainless steel” means for the construction industry in 2020. Attendees will receive a hands-on presentation of a variety of materials types, production processes, and finishes. The sessions will tie the challenges of designing with stainless steels to the physical and technological challenges of fabricating stainless steels.
The presenter will have an array of physical samples on-hand, ranging from super mirror polished sheet metal to laser fused heavy sections of duplex stainless steel. The goal is to create a working knowledge of the what and how of utilizing stainless steels in built environment.
Attendees will also discuss new and improved codes and specifications, including AISC 370 (“Specification for Stainless Structural Steel Buildings,” to be released in late 2020 -- like AISC 360 for carbon steel, this specification will provide designers with rules and guidance for the use of stainless steel for structural members in buildings) and AISC 305 (“Code of Standard Practice for Stainless Steel in Building,” to be released in late 2020 – this will provide owners, contractors, and fabricators with guidance for the contractual issues specific to the inclusion of stainless steel in buildings.)
Finally, the presenter will share advancements in the welding of high-strength stainless steel alloys and how these can safely be utilized in building components.