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News Seminars to boost steel NEWS construction awareness IN BRIEF The Steel Construction The second Steel Essentials seminar factors a designer should consider, and the cost effectiveness of steel construction; Certification Scheme (SCCS) - a series of events aimed at keeping steel’s sustainable credentials throughout a a Eurocodes presentation will give an has obtained UKAS construction professionals aware of the building’s lifecycle. overview of steel design to EC3; while accreditation to National latest developments in steel construction - Target Zero - the project which provides Design for Fire considers the functional Highway Sector Scheme 20 for will be held this month in Cardiff. guidance on the design and construction of requirements of Building Regulations. the execution of steelwork in Topics covered in the seminars include sustainable, low and zero carbon buildings The forthcoming seminars are: transportation infrastructure Sustainability, Target Zero, Steel: the is also fully explained. The focus will Barcelo Cardiff Angel Hotel, 14 October assets. Material of Choice, Eurocodes and Design primarily be on schools and warehouses, Dublin, 9 November for Fire. the two building types of five for which Edinburgh, 23 November Approximately 110t of cold The Sustainability presentation guidance booklets have already been Leeds, 7 December rolled Multibeam purlins and demonstrates the case for steel in published. To register email: stephanie.hughes rails, as well as 17,000m2 of sustainable construction, including the Steel: the Material of Choice will review @steelconstruction.org Multideck 60-V2 and associated ParkerSteel to go fully automated Steel stockholder ParkerSteel has placed products from Kingspan with new Kaltenbach line said to be one of the UK’s first fully specified for Silverstone’s iconican order with Kaltenbach, for what isStructural Products have been automated structural steel processing new pit and paddock complex lines. (see page 22). The installation for ParkerSteel’s Canterbury facility comprises of a Hilti has made a global KBS 1051 mitre cutting bandsaw investment of £7M for the with an AS1000 auto-sorter system; a development of its new Global KDXS1015 drilling system; a four-axis Contact Centre. The system contour marking unit; automated hard allows Hilti to segment its stamping, and an automatic material customer service departments crossway and conveyor handling system. into dedicated teams covering Guy Parker, Managing Director, all market sectors including ParkerSteel, said: “Parkers have always steel construction mechanical. been a progressive company, with continuous investment in the very Over 50 on-line advisory best and most advanced leading- questions and answers have edge equipment, in order to ensure now been published on SCI’s our cutting services remain firmly Steelbiz website. All SCI at the forefront of steel processing members have free access to technology”. the site’s answers - usually alerted by an automatic email Portal frame giving links to the new for abandoned to receive the weekly alerts viaadditions. Members can choose animals site’s home page.the ‘preferences’ link on the Work is nearing completion on the Raystede Animal Centre in Lewes, East Work on the Medical Research Sussex. The predominantly steel project Council’s new Laboratory of features two elements; a traditional portal Molecular Biology in frame structure accommodating a new Cambridge topped out during equine centre and bespoke architectural the early part of September. dog runs. The building’s steelwork The £2M lottery funded extension to programme is being carried out the specialist animal welfare centre has by Fisher Engineering. been designed by Waterside Architects with A & F Pilbeam as the main contractor. Last month’s (NSC Sept 2010) Some 90t of steel is required for the job, of 20 Years Ago article which Albion Sections has provided the unfortunately contained an cold rolled steel to the equine centre and erroneous picture. The article’s tensioning tie wire system for the dog runs. The unusual bespoke diagonal tie wire The additional facilities within the accompanying picture was not Tom Hughes, Albion Sections Technical system for the dog run consists of 30m Raystede Animal Centre will aid the charity Stansted’s passenger terminal, Development Manager commented: “The security tension wire lengths, installed to house the 1,500 unwanted and but was in fact one of the nature of this design has required us to horizontally in rows of five above fencing abandoned animals that arrive at the centre airport’s main hangars. work closely with the steelwork contractor. enclosing the dog run.” annually. October 10 9NSC


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