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News NSC 9 September 15 A £29M scheme that will improve Lincoln’s transport infrastructure and modernise its city centre will be constructed predominantly with structural steelwork. The Lincoln transport hub project will see main contractor Willmott Dixon construct a new bus station, improve the current train station, create a dualpurpose footbridge to link St Mary’s Street and Tentercroft Street and deliver a 1,000 space multi-storey car park. It is expected that the steel-framed bus station, which will replace an outdated facility, will start on site early next year, around the same time as the steel composite footbridge is due to be erected. The steel-framed car park will require approximately 1,200 tonnes of steel and will form one of the final pieces of the scheme with work due to begin in 2017. All of the steelwork packages for the Lincoln hub are currently out to tender. Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This project, along with the major road improvements being made by the county council, will ensure that the city remains well-placed for business growth over the coming years.” David Reid, operations manager at Willmott Dixon said: “This is a huge step forward in the council’s ambitions for an integrated transport system which will transform and improve the first impressions for visitors and pedestrian connectivity to this great historical city.” Clamps specified for Forth Crossing Lindapter Type AAF clamps have been specified for securing the cable management systems along the entire Forth Replacement Crossing. Due to open in 2016, the new road bridge, linking Edinburgh with the county of Fife will be the longest three-tower, cablestayed bridge in the world and the longest to feature cables that cross mid-span. The construction team will use Lindapter’s adjustable Type AAFs to connect cable mounting plates back to a wide range of steel sections, allowing the same product to be used throughout the project. The Type AAFs provide full lateral adjustability, enabling the cable management systems to be quickly and easily manoeuvred into place before tightening with simple hand tools. Lindapter says that compared to drilling or welding, the Type AAF can be installed quickly and conveniently without the need for hot work permits, which significantly reduces construction time and labour costs. Lindapter connection methods are also said to offer a substantial time saving by taking only 1.5 hours to install giving engineers a quick turnaround on projects. Lincoln transport hub will be driven by steel Tuesday 15 September 2015 Fire Design of Beams and Columns 1 hour lunchtime webinar free to BCSA and SCI members, offering an overview on Fire Design of Beams and Columns Tuesday 22 September 2015 Steel Connection Design This course is for designers and technicians wanting practical tuition in steel connection design. Birmingham Tuesday 29 September 2015 Steel Frames and Disproportionate Collapse Rules This one day course provides a solid introduction in the design of steel-framed buildings to avoid disproportionate collapse. Sheffield Thursday 1 October 2015 Steel Building Design to EC3 This course will introduce experienced steel designers to the Eurocode provisions for steel design. Edinburgh Tuesday 13 October 2015 Latest Developments in Composite Beam Design 1 hour lunchtime webinar free to BCSA and SCI members, offering an overview on the latest developments of Composite Beam Design. Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 October 2015 Essential Steelwork Design This course introduces the concepts and principles of steel building design to EC3. Bristol Tuesday 3 November 2015 Steel Building Design to EC3 This course will introduce experienced Steel designers to the Eurocode provisions for steel design. Watford Diary For SCI events contact Jane Burrell, tel: 01344 636500 email: education@steel-sci.com


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