Welcome to the Metnet site!

The purpose of METNET-network is to bring together different European R&D and training organizations to develop new products and services to support innovative processes in companies working in the field of metallic construction and industry.

METNET-network will promote knowledge and best practice and enable transfer of knowhow between companies, research and training organizations at the European level.


The next International Metnet Workshop will take place in Castellon, Spain, on 11-12 October 2016..


METNET publications

METNET -network is based on high level research, knowledge and practice. We proudly present our official publications.

Download METNET e-publications here:
- Aarhus 2011
- Izmir 2012
- Luleå 2013
- Moscow 2014
- Budapest 2015

Download METNET Paper guidelines here.

METNET –network cooperation projects:

(Higher education and university-business cooperation in international construction)

Häme University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
VIA University College (Denmark)
Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia)

- To develop and implement a pilot of a joint higher education construction course between HAMK, VIA AND Voronezh
- The curriculum and practical execution principles of developed international course can be applied as a basis in the future cooperation with other Russian universities

(Rules On High Strength Steel)

Research program, RFCS - Research Fund for Coal and Steel

Duration of project:
07 / 2012 - 06 / 2015

Short description
EN-1993 covers steel grades up to S460, and with small adjustments, up to S690.
In “RuOSte” the existing rules and requirements will be examined with regard to more economic and feasible design rules, covering steel grades up to S960. The main questions regarding ductility, strength of welded joints, tubular joints and stability will be addressed. In several case studies, impact of recommendations developed in the project for designing structures of HSS will be evaluated.

Aarhus Universitet
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Luleå University of Technology
Tampere University of Technology
Rautaruukki OYJ
VoestAlpine Krems
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Updated 23rd September 2015