This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a live webinar in April 2022. 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? Where and how it is produced can have a profound impact on your project’s cost, schedule, and sustainability story. This webinar explores how steel is being sustainably produced in the United States, and why a domestic supply chain is important for minimizing project risk and achieving optimal positive project outcomes. Information current as of recording date and subject to change. The most up to date data can be found here:

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.