CIDECT is an international association of leading manufacturers of hollow sections and pipes whose objective is to expand knowledge, by means of research and studies, of steel hollow sections and their application in steel construction and engineering.
The technical activities of CIDECT have centred on the following research aspects of hollow steel section design:
The results of CIDECT research form the basis of many national and international design requirements for hollow steel sections.
Much current CIDECT research activity is targeted at completing the body of knowledge which surrounds the structural behaviour of steel Structural Hollow Sections, and at interpreting and implementing this fundamental research.
A new phase of research has now opened which is directly concerned with providing practical, economical and labour saving design solutions.
All the work which is sponsored by CIDECT is made available to engineers, architects and students, world wide, through a range of: