British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA)

BCSA is the national organisation for the steel construction industry. The principal objectives of the Association are to promote the use of structural steelwork; to assist specifiers and clients; to ensure that the capabilities and activities of the industry are widely understood and to provide members with professional services in technical, commercial, contractual, quality assurance and health & safety matters. The Association's aim is to influence the trading environment in which member companies have to operate in order to improve their profitability.

The Association is a focal point at local, national and international level for the steel construction industry, acting as its representative body and central management services organisation.


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Steel Construction: Embodied Carbon

Guidance and industry reports

A document which explains what embodied carbon is and discusses the pros and cons of cradle to gate versus cradle to cradle approaches to calculating embodied carbon emissions. Read more…

The Carbon Footprint of Steel

Guidance and industry reports, Measurement & reporting tools

BCSA on how to calculate the carbon footprint of steel. The carbon footprint of a steel frame can be conveniently split in to two parts: - Steel... Read more…

The Whole Story - From Cradle to Grave

Guidance and industry reports, Case studies

This publication produced by the BCSA and Tata Steel explains various aspects of sustainable construction as it relates to steel. It considers:... Read more…

Life cycle assessment and embodied carbon

Guidance and industry reports, KPIs

This article within introduces LCA and embodied carbon, describes some key aspects that designers should be aware of, gives sources of construction LCA data and presents the results of some recent comparative embodied carbon studies. Read more…

Target Zero

Guidance and industry reports, Case studies, KPIs

The Target Zero project provides designers, architects and engineers with the guidance they need to meet the government target of zero operational carbon emissions in new buildings by 2019. Read more…

Thermal Mass

Guidance and industry reports

This page from gives an explanation of thermal mass - the ability of the fabric of a building to absorb and store heat. Read more…

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