We cooperate with leading scientists, researchers and practitioners in the field of hollow section steel structures and provide consolidated knowledge to stimulate the development of design codes and guidelines worldwide.



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.

This means:


to establish and maintain contacts and exchanges between the producers of the Structural Hollow Sections and the ever increasing number of architects and engineers using hollow sections throughout the world.



to promote hollow steel usage wherever this makes for good engineering practice and suitable architecture, in general by disseminating information, organizing conferences etc.


to co-operate with organizations concerned with practical design recommendations, regulations or standards at national and international level.


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