This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. If you are like most in the AEC community, you understand the “nuts and bolts” of steel design and construction. But have you considered how your structural steel is made? Though typically overlooked, where and how steel your structural steel is produced can have a profound impact on your project’s cost, schedule, and sustainability story. This webinar explores the way steel is being sustainably produced in the United States, and why a domestic supply chain is so important for minimizing project risks and achieving optimal positive project outcomes. You won’t look at steel the same way ever again!.

Learning Objectives

  • Illustrate the steelmaking process and how electric arc furnace technology utilizes scrap metal to make steel the most highly recycled material on the planet.
  • Understand the environmental impacts associated with how steel is made globally and domestically and how employing procurement strategies can effectively achieve sustainability goals.
  • Describe how carbon documentation, environmental product declarations and life cycle assessments can be tools that help evaluate and influence project designs.
  • Demonstrate how innovative products such as high strength and net zero carbon steel can further reduce the global warming potential in the design phase of project exploration.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of structural steel.