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.
For more information about Steel Innovations 2013 visit www.scnz.org/magazine/scnzconference_steelinnovation2013.