Speakers from both SCI and our member companies will look at some of the opportunities and developments that could be of increasing relevance to the UK steel construction sector over the coming decades. It is clear that there are numerous opportunities for steel to ‘shine’, not only in buildings but also infrastructure – which will be one of our focuses this year to mark our new relationship with the Steel Piling Group. There are also a number of challenges that steel must face, and indeed seems well positioned to do so. SCI will present a number of new products and ideas that can help steel address these challenges. Our prototype portal for re-used steel will show that even though there are a number of significant hurdles to overcome if we want to be able to re-use steel that is currently ‘out there’ in our building stock, developing a data base for future use of steel that is going into current projects would actually be very easy indeed. Our prototype on-line ‘Code of practice’ for UK steel design has been developed in light of recent debates about the use of Eurocodes and former British Standards, and shows designers what design rules they can use, and guides them on how to use those rules correctly. It will also facilitate migration to the next generation of Eurocodes. We will also present our thoughts on more robust and user-friendly offerings for third party certification, including Product Certificates targeted specifically at the steel construction sector and with the aim of being absolutely clear to potential specifiers of a given product.