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Around the press: January 2012

January 1, 2012 by NSC in News
The Structural Engineer
15 November 2011
Structural Awards 2011
(London 2012 Velodrome) On track for a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, it also has other significant credentials such as the 29% recycled content in the building, natural ventilation, extensive use of natural daylighting and exceeding Part L (2006) requirements by some 30%.

New Civil Engineer
27 October 2011
Steel’s safety focus pays off
The success of the BCSA’s efforts can be seen in a consistently creditable safety performance with reportable accidents in the sector reduced by 60% since 2000, well ahead of the government’s Revitalising Health and Safety campaign for a 10% fall over 10 years.

Construction News
17 November 2011
A strict sequence
(Big Yellow Self Storage, Chiswick) “A steel frame was ideal for this job because of the convenience of erection, says Campbell Reith’s Andrew Frost. “The main advantage is that you can leave out floor panels, which can be easily filled in later. Steel provides that kind of flexibility.”

New Civil Engineer
10 November 2011
In a league of its own
Viewed from above, the steel arches on the Stadium Footbridge are shaped like a rugby ball – apt for this rugby league hotspot. “We wanted an iconic footbridge,” said client St Helens Council bridge engineer Les Fairclough.

Transportation Professional
December 2011
White sails take shape in Poole
(Poole Harbour bridge) The 1000t steel structure – designed to resemble the sails of a yacht when raised – has been created to ease traffic congestion and serve as a catalyst for regeneration.

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