Webinar on "Stainless Steel for Resilient Architecture, Building and Construction"



ISSDA in association with Nickel Institute organised a webinar on 'Stainless Steel for Resilient Architecture, Building and Construction' with Consultant, Ms Catherine Houska, as the esteemed Key Speaker on 22nd September 2020, at 10:30 AM


In a world facing both climate change and increased safety concerns, the frequency and magnitude of natural and human-induced disasters is increasing. Selection of appropriate materials and systems is critical for creating more sustainable and resilient designs. This presentation will explore stainless steel’s potential contributions relative to other metals using comparative data, material properties, current design and assessment approaches and case studies.


Learning Objectives

1.     1. Review the difference and overlapping characteristics between sustainable and resilient design with project examples. 

       2. Learn how to assess a project and determine the individual material and combined component system property characteristics that are important for different resilience requirements.

3.     3. Understand the material property differences between commonly used structural metals and the characteristics that are important for resilient design.

4.      4. See in-depth examples of several diverse projects where resilience and sustainability were design requirements.


The webinar is designed for Architects, Structural Engineers, Designers and Govt. Organizations. Further, it is appropriate for both management and non-management professionals.

Ms Catherine Houska

Ms. Houska is an internationally recognised expert on architectural, speaker and author of over 200 publications. She consults internationally for some of the world’s most well-known architectural and engineering firms and on many US national memorials. She is a long term member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC LEED), chairs ASTM’s General Sustainability Standards, and is a member of the US TAG to the ISO sustainable construction standards.

She is a member of the committee revising ASC/SEI 8 Specification for the design of Cold-Formed Stainless Steel Structural Members, developing the new AISC 370 and 313 structural design standard and Code of Standard Practice for structural stainless steel and revising AISC’s design guide for Structural Stainless Steel.

She is President of Catherine Houska Consulting LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She holds a BS in Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. She was the sole recipient of the two national and six regional Technical Awards from the Construction Specifications Institute for her contributions to the industry.


10:30 AM

Welcome Address

11:00 AM

Presentation BY Ms. Houska

12:30 PM

Q & A

01:00 PM

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