Blogs by worldsteel experts and occasionally by guest bloggers. The blogs cover a wide variety of issues affecting the steel industry. We hope you will find this section useful and look forward to your comments.

2 July 2021

Light steel framing expands Africa’s largest hospital in record time

A new Covid-19 facility has been built in just eight months in Soweto, South Africa, by using innovative building technologies.

18 June 2021

Inflatable steel furniture paves way for even lighter infrastructure

A Polish and Swiss design team have perfected a method of creating inflatable steel furniture which could revolutionise the wind energy and construction sectors.

Deep Storage
20 April 2021

Stainless steel sculpture will store DNA for 10,000 years

A Danish artist has worked with a team of engineers to create a unique, steel-built, free-standing sculpture that acts as a time capsule.

8 April 2021

Steel-built hyperloop technology revolutionises home delivery

Using electromagnetic motor systems powering carriages on steel rails, the Magway system takes delivery traffic off the streets and places it in pipes.

23 February 2021

Walvis Bay port expands southern Africa’s logistical capacity

A new, high-volume modern cargo handling facility has been built on reclaimed land in Namibia.

Chacao Bridge
5 February 2021

South America’s longest suspension bridge will be earthquake resistant

Chile is building a unique steel-built suspension bridge near the site of the strongest earthquake ever recorded.

Artist's rendition of MULTI lift system
14 December 2020

Multidirectional lift system reinvents urban mobility

Engineers at TK Elevator have created an innovative multidirectional lift system that could revolutionise urban mobility and the design of large buildings.

Christchurch skyline, New Zealand
3 November 2020

Rebuilding Christchurch

Following the earthquake that struck New Zealand in 2011, the historic centre of Christchurch has been rebuilt to be more seismic resistant and steel is at its core.

28 September 2020

Lakhta centre represents new greener era for skyscrapers

The ground-breaking Lakhta Centre in Russia is not only one of the tallest buildings in Europe, it is one of the five most eco-friendly skyscrapers on the planet.