Stainless Steel for Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure
In a seminar, ISSDA brought together different stakeholders who discussed various aspects of stainless steel applications. Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA), an apex industry body, has advocated adoption of global infrastructural standards by using stainless steel for buildings and infrastructure construction.
In a seminar organized on ‘Stainless Steel for Sustainable Buildings And Infrastructure’ in the city, ISSDA brought together different stakeholders who discussed various aspects of stainless steel applications for long-lasting and maintenance-free public infrastructure.
Commenting on the occasion, ISSDA’s executive director, Rohit Kumar, said: “Kolkata, widely regarded as the ‘City of Joy’ and the ‘Cultural Capital’ of India, is home to a large number of heritage buildings and grand colonial architecture. However, incidents like collapse of old bridges and flyovers disrupt life in the city, along with imposing heavy financial losses.” “Most materials used in the construction of such bridges and flyovers are prone to corrosion and require frequent maintenance, and Kolkata’s proximity to the sea only adds to this problem. Stainless steel comes in as the saviour for building maintenance-free bridges and flyovers,” he added.