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British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA)

The British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) is a membership based market development organisation, and promotes greater use of Stainless Steel in the UK and Ireland. The Nickel Institute is the market development, science and business support arm of the primary nickel industry.

Contact information

British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA)
Park Suite
Forsyth Enterprise Centre
Bramall Lane
South Yorkshire
S2 4SU
United Kingdom


CPD booking contact

Association Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)114 267 1260

Approved CPD materials

Cleaning and Restoring Stainless Steels in Architectural Use
Type: Seminar
This seminar provides architects with guidance on maintaining the visual performance of stainless steel in architectural use, including choice of grade and finish, erection, cleaning and restoration, and where to go for specialist advice.
Designing Building Exteriors in Stainless Steel
Type: Seminar
This seminar is designed to help architects get the best out of stainless steel in the design of building exteriors, and to avoid practical problems that would give disappointing service or performance, including issues affecting material selection and long-term maintenance.
Optimising Design and Fabrication of Stainless Steel Components
Type: Seminar
This seminar explains the basic principles of stainless steel fabrication which are relevant to architectural design and identifies the key factors to be taken into account in designing cost and performance effective architectural features and components.
Selecting and Specifying of Stainless Steel Surface Finishes
Type: Seminar
This seminar introduces the exciting range of modern stainless steel surface finishes available to the architect, and provides guidance on selection and specification, factors affecting service performance and availability.
Specifying Stainless Steel for Architectural Applications
Type: Seminar
This seminar provides architects with practical guidance on the specification of stainless steels, including material grade, surface finish and flatness criteria, and factors influencing the cost of different specifications.
Stainless Steel for Architects
Type: Seminar
This seminar provides a general introduction to stainless steel for architects, including grades, standards and surface finishes, including the properties of stainless steel, EN 10088 specifications, modern surface finishes, environmental benefits and where to obtain further advice.
Stainless Steel in Swimming Pools
Type: Seminar
Provides architects and structural engineers with guidance on the use of stainless steels in swimming pool applications; outlines the principles of good design and material selection, and how to avoid pitfalls, such as stress corrosion cracking.
The Structural Design of Stainless Steel
Type: Seminar
This seminar provides architects and structural engineers with guidance on the structural use of stainless steel, including relevant material properties, design principles and design standards, and highlighting sources of further information.

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