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The steel construction spirit

The steel construction spirit Editorial Dear Friends of Steel Con­ ence and technology. And certainly, we must not lose sight struction of the steering effect of standards. Recently, a survey was launched among the ECCS TC chairs asking them for their The last few months have not opinion on what are the most important activities of their been easy for the European respective Technical Committees and where they see the steel construction industry ei- greatest impact on the steel construction sector. It is true ther. It is very likely that cir- that academia is the driving force in TCs. But, fortunately, cumstances will not improve it is the unanimous opinion among the TCs that their work for some time to come. Co- clearly serves the cause of steel construction in reality and ViD19 determines our lives, in is not regarded as an end in itself or even only serving the public, professional and scientific careers. The mechanisms of development and private sectors. Business is get- progress in steel construction are clearly visible: The TCs ting more difficult, not only (but not only they) are powerful hubs for new ideas in de- Markus Feldmann due to the meetings that can sign. It is there that ideas are worked out and not only only take place virtually. Al- made ready for drafting technical rules, but also brought to though economic slumps generally hit the construction users through the ECCS publications. industry later, it is to be noticed that clients are yet inse- This brings us to an important topic that we must ad- cure and are delaying important investments because of dress more closely in the future, also in the ECCS and its the pandemic. Technical Committees: Steel construction must not hide its Nevertheless, we are looking positively to the future light under a bushel. Especially when it comes to safety and very much hope for a rapid economic recovery next and reliability, we know that steel construction is at the year. We are confident that despite the second wave, the forefront. When building in earthquake zones, for exam- spectre of the epidemic will hopefully come to an end ple, the motto is always: Do it with steel. In this respect, quickly. too, I am sure we will succeed not only in further exploit- The current circumstances should not divert attention ing the undoubtedly extraordinary advantages of modern away from the work of the ECCS. Important tasks lie steel construction, but also in leveraging further potential ahead. There are the constant, important activities and ef- in the future through science and research. forts to communicate and make the public aware of the We have to tell people that at all levels: science, prac- advantages and performance of steel construction: in green tice and authorities. I am certain that the “steel construc- building, in the circular economy, in architecture, or, more tion spirit” will enable us to do great things. generally, in the speed of construction and economic effi- ciency of steel. Despite limited resources, we must fight for Yours sincerely this and not cease from carrying the “steel construction spirit” further. As chairman of the Technical Management Board, I am naturally also passionate about new developments and new technical solutions. Basically, this is the task of sci- Markus Feldmann, Chair, TMB ECCS © 2020 Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin · Steel Construction 13 (2020), No. 4 251 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Steel Construction: Design and Research Wiley

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© 2020 Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin
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Editorial Dear Friends of Steel Con­ ence and technology. And certainly, we must not lose sight struction of the steering effect of standards. Recently, a survey was launched among the ECCS TC chairs asking them for their The last few months have not opinion on what are the most important activities of their been easy for the European respective Technical Committees and where they see the steel construction industry ei- greatest impact on the steel construction sector. It is true ther. It is very likely that cir- that academia is the driving force in TCs. But, fortunately, cumstances will not improve it is the unanimous opinion among the TCs that their work for some time to come. Co- clearly serves the cause of steel construction in reality and ViD19 determines our lives, in is not regarded as an end in itself or even only serving the public, professional and scientific careers. The mechanisms of development and private sectors. Business is get- progress in steel construction are clearly visible: The TCs ting more difficult, not only (but not only they) are powerful hubs for new ideas in de- Markus Feldmann due to the meetings that can sign. It is there that ideas are worked out and not only only take place virtually. Al- made ready for drafting technical rules, but also brought to though economic slumps generally hit the construction users through the ECCS publications. industry later, it is to be noticed that clients are yet inse- This brings us to an important topic that we must ad- cure and are delaying important investments because of dress more closely in the future, also in the ECCS and its the pandemic. Technical Committees: Steel construction must not hide its Nevertheless, we are looking positively to the future light under a bushel. Especially when it comes to safety and very much hope for a rapid economic recovery next and reliability, we know that steel construction is at the year. We are confident that despite the second wave, the forefront. When building in earthquake zones, for exam- spectre of the epidemic will hopefully come to an end ple, the motto is always: Do it with steel. In this respect, quickly. too, I am sure we will succeed not only in further exploit- The current circumstances should not divert attention ing the undoubtedly extraordinary advantages of modern away from the work of the ECCS. Important tasks lie steel construction, but also in leveraging further potential ahead. There are the constant, important activities and ef- in the future through science and research. forts to communicate and make the public aware of the We have to tell people that at all levels: science, prac- advantages and performance of steel construction: in green tice and authorities. I am certain that the “steel construc- building, in the circular economy, in architecture, or, more tion spirit” will enable us to do great things. generally, in the speed of construction and economic effi- ciency of steel. Despite limited resources, we must fight for Yours sincerely this and not cease from carrying the “steel construction spirit” further. As chairman of the Technical Management Board, I am naturally also passionate about new developments and new technical solutions. Basically, this is the task of sci- Markus Feldmann, Chair, TMB ECCS © 2020 Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin · Steel Construction 13 (2020), No. 4 251

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Published: Nov 1, 2020

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