28 Sep 2017
Venue: SCI, London, UK
Date: Thursday 30 November 2017
Meteoric iron was discovered and utilised well before 3000 BC but the Iron Age began around 1200 BC to 600 BC when sufficiently hot furnaces were developed for large-scale smelting of iron ore.
This autumn, SCI’s Construction Materials group will study the historical context of iron and steel production and usage, in a one-day seminar that introduces the chemical and microstructural properties which have made them such important structural materials over the years. There will also be discussion of durability issues, investigation and testing, plus a case study of Ditherington Flax Mill, the world’s first iron-framed building, covering its history, development, renovation and future.
The programme for the day will include:
- Historical Context of Iron and Steel Production and Usage
- Properties of Structural Iron & Steel
- Use of Iron and Steel in Construction
- Structural Iron and Steel Durability, Investigation and Testing
- Case Study: Ditherington Flax Mill
- History - first iron frame structure; construction of flax mill complex; conversion to maltings; closure
- Condition assessments after decades of neglect
- Resurrection - the future
Early bird rates for this event apply before Friday 20 October and SCI members can claim CPD points.
- Ferrous Metal in Historic Structures - book now!
Early bird deadline: Friday 20 October 2017
- SCI Construction Materials Group