Recognising the need to improve the competitiveness of the European constructional steelwork industry led to the initiation, in 1987, of the CIMsteel project. The project vision was to transform this industry sector into a world-class integrated manufacturing process leading to improved and economic steelwork structures. This phase of the project, which is due to finish in 1998, has involved over 70 collaborating organisations in nine European countries.
F.K. Garas and I. Hunter