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Around the Press – June 2011

June 1, 2011 by NSC2 in News
The Structural Engineer
17 May 2011
Wembley Stadium arch dream becomes reality
Without computer modelling analysis, the iconic arch floating above London’s Wembley Stadium would have remained a designer’s dream. Weighing around 1500t, Wembley’s giant, yet slim looking, arch is a 7m diameter lattice shell structure with a span of 315m and a height of 135m. The long span nature of the arch required it to be designed to be as efficient  and lightweight as possible. At the same time, the architectural intent of the arch required it to be as slender as possible.

New Civil Engineer
12 May 2011
Buried treasure
(Farringdon Station) A 600t crawler crane is currently stationed on the site of what will be the Crossrail half of the project. It is lifting in the up to 50t steel beams needed for the Integrated Ticket Hall. The steelwork is expected to be up by July.

Construction News
28 April 2011
Combined success at composite centre
(National Composites Centre) “These types of elevations were client expectations and there are some tricky details. The key to making sure these didn’t cause problems further into the project was to get all the subcontractors and suppliers on board as early as possible. The structural steel was already in production, so design workshops with the cladding and glazing specialists helped iron out any potential clash,” says Mike Thomas, Kier Western senior project manager.

Building Magazine
21 April 2011
It’s big, it’s bold
Internally Heron Tower has all the seductive sheen and glamour that one would expect of a development pitching itself as the City’s first ‘six-star advanced business life environment.’ In comparison with most City towers Heron meets the ground well with a lofty entrance colonnade framed by a noble screen of steel columns.

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