Day 59/365 of Steel – Why Steel?

Today no post on a specific person, building, object or bridge but a ‘personal’ message.

Why steel? Why have I lost my heart to steel and for thirty years have I been passionately convincing builders, architects and designers to work with this beautiful material? The answer has turned out to be a little longer than I initially thought (365 short posts, 1 each day), but that says as much about my love for steel as it does about the many values this noble material possesses. Steel radiates strength, certainty. It says: trust me, you can build on me.

today I would like to draw the reader’s attention to an aspect that is often forgotten: the servitude of steel. It does not impose itself, it puts itself at the service of other materials. In fact, it says: ‘use me (but don’t abuse me), I don’t have to play first fiddle, I’ll adapt’. Steel is not a diva, it is a versatile team player without vedette allure. It can be drilled, cut, folded and worked until it does what the designer of the table or chair had in mind: be part of the whole. The bearer that places its strong shoulders under the leaf.

About the Author:

Bruno Dursin – Managing Director at Believe in Steel. Bruno has more than 30 years of experience in promoting steel & steel solutions. His clients benefit from his extensive network within the building industry.

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