New Civil Engineer
12 May 2011
(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.
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.
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.