The Institute primarily works towards the development of technology in steel usage and the market for the steel fraternity. Some of its roles are:

  • Creating awareness amongst potential users about affordability and benefits of steel.
  • Providing prompt advisory service on materials, construction practices, interpretation of codes, etc. and creating an environment for better usage of steel by acquiring and disseminating knowledge about the best practices.
  • Preparing handbooks, design guides, life cycle cost study reports, manuals to facilitate speedy and cost effective design and construction by professionals
  • Upgrading the skills of the professionals by organizing refresher courses/training programs and offering better technical know-how, design aids and teaching aids.
  • Communicating the benefits of steel Vi's-a-Vi's other competitive materials, through life cycle cost studies, wherever required.
  • Interacting with Bureau of Indian Standards, Indian Road Congress and Railways for revision of steel related codes bringing in factors for improving efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Providing requisite thrust to increase steel consumption in rural areas.
  • Assisting in the development of ancillary industries that boost the usage of steel.
  • Providing Consultancy Services in the key areas like design, fabrication, detailing, protection, checking etc.