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AROUND THE PRESS 8 NSC July/Aug 16 National Highway Sector Scheme 19A appoints training administrator The committee responsible for National Highway Sector Scheme (NHSS) 19A has announced the appointment of the Institute of Corrosion as training administrator for the scheme. Outstanding award for Canary Wharf tower Canary Wharf Group’s newest commercial address, One & Five Bank Street, has joined an elite group after achieving a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, making it one of the most sustainable buildings of its type in London. The steel-framed 27-storey tower is currently in the early stages of construction with groundworks and piling ongoing and completion scheduled for 2019. The development achieved a design stage score of 87.1%, verified by independent assessors in accordance with BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology). Designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, One & Five Bank Street is a 65,000m2 commercial scheme, comprising high-quality office space with three levels of state-of-the-art trading floors, a retail unit at ground level and public access to a new promenade along an adjacent dock. Canary Wharf Contractors Project Executive Bianca Stendtke said: “This BREEAM 2014 design stage score is a special achievement for us. It is our first project to achieve this level, it is an acknowledgement of our project and consultant teams’ diligent work, and reflects our commitment to sustainability.“ News The Structural Engineer July 2016 Ordsall Chord, Manchester; design of the UK’s first network arch bridge Constructability was a key consideration for all of the options developed. Construction of a network arch structure over the River Irwell was of particular concern and, as such, independent discussions were held with in-house construction experts and Cleveland Bridge UK. New Civil Engineer June 2016 Chernobyl structure nears end The steel shell is being moved into place over the original sarcophagus structure that was erected after the explosion. Building Magazine 24 June 2016 Steelwork firm sees 2016 profit bounce back Severfield Chief Executive Ian Lawson said he was delighted that private investor Greybull had rescued Tata’s steelworks in Scunthorpe back in the spring. “We buy a considerable amount from there, virtually all of our 70,000 tonnes of section steel.” Construction News 17 June 2016 Galliford Try de-risks perilous rail crossing Lincoln High Street Footbridge – The bridge itself is a single span steel-frame lattice–girder bridge, fabricated off-site and brought to site in seven different sections. Construction News 27 May 2016 Clocks ticks on Carillion’s Anfield revamp “The truss was moved over the incomplete steel frame for the new stand and left hovering for two hours while weights were added to cranes, allowing them to lower it safely into position. In the end the job went perfectly but only due to months of planning from the team,” says Carillion Project Director Chris Ruta. Steelwork design and fabrication for the £4.5M expansion and renovation of Kettering General Hospital is said to have been significantly speeded up with the use of Graitec’s Autodesk Advance Steel software. Steelwork contractor TSI Structures, working in collaboration with structural engineer BWB, chose the software for its steel connection design, detailing and fabrication. According to TSI Structures Drawing Office Manager Adrian Betts: “The bi-directional link between Advance Steel and Autodesk Revit – used by BWB – made it easier to reuse their design model and work more efficiently with their engineers using a BIM workflow.” TSI says it used the software’s built-in steel connection design engine (which fully supports Eurocode 3) to check connections in real time and this ultimately speeded up the design procedure by 20%. The construction project included two new obstetrics/ gynaecology operating rooms and supporting accommodation within a new extension to the front of an existing hospital wing. Remodelling the hospital’s existing operating rooms was also part of the project’s remit. National Highway Sector Schemes are quality management schemes that provide a bespoke interpretation of the ISO 9001 quality management system standard for organisations working on UK transportation infrastructure. Sector scheme 19A addresses the corrosion protection of ferrous materials by industrial coatings. The role of the training administrator will be to review and approve training schemes that enable people to be trained and certificated in coating application and coating inspection. This will mean that the work associated with the application of protective coatings to steelwork in transportation structures is undertaken and inspected by properly trained and competent personnel. Under the new arrangements skills cards issued by training schemes approved and registered by the training scheme provider will bear the Institute of Corrosion Crest and the NHSS 19A logo demonstrating that the training meets the sector scheme’s requirements. Existing skills cards issued by registered training schemes will continue to be accepted until the expiry date shown on the card. Stephen Hankinson, Chair of the committee said: “The introduction of a training administrator is a significant change for the scheme and the committee was delighted to have been able to appoint the Institute of Corrosion to this important role. Moving forward the introduction of additional training providers will be a further change and this can only be of benefit to the scheme and the industry”. Chris Atkins, Chair of the Institute of Corrosion’s Professional Development and Training Committee added: “This is a great step for the coating industry, the Institute of Corrosion and asset owners. It provides a clear vision for the future of corrosion protection to steel assets.” General hospital expansion aided by steel fabrication software


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