In the midst of a flurry of construction activity around the country, the National Steel Building Council, the nation’s largest building industry association, is hosting a workshop on the future of steel.
A panel of experts will be discussing how to best serve steelmakers and customers.
And the panelists will be joined by some industry experts and members of the local steel industry.
It’s a call for a new model of steelmaking that doesn’t require major infrastructure investments and is more about efficiency and affordability, said Kevin O’Donnell, the association’s executive director.
The group will host a workshop at 7:30 p.m.
Monday at the John F. Kennedy Space Center.
It is open to the public and can be viewed online at www.ncsb.org.
“We don’t want to do this again,” O’Brien said.
“This is something that has to be done right now.”
Steel is one of the most-used building materials worldwide, with an estimated 9.2 million tons of steel in use in the U.S. and more than 2.5 million tons in the global market.
But it is not cheap.
That’s because steelworkers have to be paid for their work, and many also have to maintain equipment and other facilities. In the U