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Around the Press: February 2010

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Financial Times
28 December 2009
Corus chief calls for big spending push in UK
Britain should shrug off worries about its huge government deficit and prepare to spend ‘tens of billions of pounds’ on infrastructure investment to push the economy out of recession according to Kirby Adams, chief executive of Corus.

 Construction News
7 January 2010
Reasons to be cheerful
The steelwork for London’s Shard skyscraper is now visible above ground, and the structure will be the tallest building in the UK by the end of the year.

New Civil Engineer
7 January 2010
Scottish space programme
Removal of the masonry wall (Edinburgh Royal Museum) made way for the installation of the permanent steelwork for each entrance. When this was in place, site workers removed the steel needles and props before the core holes were infilled. New permanent steel support columns and beams have also been added.

New Civil Engineer
7 January 2010
Saltire Awards

M8 Harthill footbridge replacement; the striking 70m span helical truss structure weighing 230t with a 2.5m wide deck incorporates 12 tubular steel members wrapped around the structure.

The Times
17 January 2010
Giant horse statue designed to ride out bomb attack
A £5M giant statue of a white stallion, which will greet Eurostar passengers arriving in Britain, is to be made bomb-proof…. The horse will be built from two steel frames. An internal one will carry the weight of the statue and a second will support wire mesh panels.

Project Scotland
December 2009

Over and under as M74 takes shape
‘Our aim is not just to build and erect these bridges but also cause as little disruption to these vital transport links as possible. By using steel we are able to erect the bridges along with the necessary formwork and edge protection overnight and quickly.”

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