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News Report targets energy savings The latest Target Zero guide can help with Target Zero’s recommendations The studied warehouse is a four span warehouse operators save millions of for similar projects provide a set of best steel portal frame structure, featuring 24 pounds in energy costs as well as providing practice guidelines. dock levellers, 12m haunch height and invaluable guidance and information for The report demonstrates how it rainwater harvesting. A similar precast designers on how to design and construct is possible to implement a package of concrete and glulam framed warehouse sustainable warehouses. compatible, cost effective energy efficiency was found to have a 14% higher embodied Information in this Target Zero guide is measures to yield an impressive 54% carbon impact. based on a recently completed building reduction in regulated emissions. By The full Target Zero warehouse guide at ProLogis Park near Stoke-on-Trent. applying the Target Zero package a 25-year is available for download in pdf format at The chosen warehouse has achieved net present value saving of approximately www.targetzero.info both BREEAM “Excellent’ and an £2.5M is possible. EPC ‘A’ rating. The Target Zero methodology is to modify and define a basecase that just meets the 2006 Part L requirements. The basecase building, along Seagull’s home on target for May The steelwork package, which has included more than 4,000t of the material, has been completed on Brighton & Hove Albion’s new stadium at Falmer. Working on behalf of main contractor Buckingham, Watson Steel Structures completed steel erection during August. Its work included the installation of two 170m-long trusses, which form the roofs over the two main East and West Stands. Because of their length, both trusses were brought to site ‘piece small’ and assembled into three liftable sections on the pitch. Cladding of the external facades and the roof has now begun, with the project due to be completed during May 2011. Brighton & Hove Albion plans to kick off the 2011/12 season in its new 22,500 seater stadium. Steelwork completed at Salford hospital More than 3,000t of structural 34,000m2 of metal decking. steelwork has been erected for the The new buildings will replace new Hope Hospital project in Salford. outdated Victorian wards and provide The project consists of a new 222 Salford with a better coordinated bed acute hospital, including both hospital site with facilities specially outpatient and inpatient facilities as designed for modern healthcare. well as a new emergency and critical Consort Healthcare (Salford), has centre. Additional steel framed been awarded a 30-year concession buildings include a new education for the £135M project to design, build, centre with lecture theatres, a library, finance and operate the new hospital 30 seminar/training rooms and a which is due to open in 2012. number of interview rooms. Main contractor for the project is a Severfield-Reeve Structures joint venture between Balfour Beatty designed, fabricated and erected all Construction and Balfour Beatty steelwork for the project and installed Engineering Services. 6 October 10NSC


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