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 research papers, software, design and architectural publications.