Christchurch mayor Bob Parker to open major steel industry conference


Alistair Fussell, manager of conference organiser Steel Construction New Zealand, says Christchurch is the ideal venue for the inaugural industry event.
“Structural engineers and academics specialising in steel construction have a lot to offer Christchurch as the rebuild of the city gets under way, Mr Fussell says.
“The overall theme of the conference is resilience, and a large part of the conference is devoted to the latest seismic-resisting structural steel systems from New Zealand and around the world.
“We expect innovations like this will play a significant role in the design and construction of many of Christchurch’s new buildings,” he says.

During the course of the two-day conference, delegates will have a choice of attending more than 50 presentations covering seismic-resisting systems, composite steel construction, fire engineering, durability, sustainability, steel bridges and light steel framing.

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