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Around the Press: July 2012

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Construction News
24 May 2012
Visualising building’s future
“Everyone knew who was working where and when,” says BAM regional planner David Carson. “The first check of the model found 2,500 clashes between the cladding and structural steelwork. They all got picked up prior to being installed, so we saved a lot of grief as in the past the build period would have been extended.”

Construction News
14 June 2012
Pier pressure on Southend project
(Southend cultural centre) Kier’s specialist subcontractor GPS Marine used a 400 tonne marine shear leg crane to hoist the 170 tonne (steel framed) building from the wharf at Tilbury and lower it onto a barge.

The Structural Engineer
June 2012
London 2012 Olympic Stadium design and construction
All of the steelwork tubular connection elements were left exposed, with Team Stadium believing the natural structural aesthetic of the connections should be neatly detailed and left visible, in keeping of the spirit of an honest, economic, sustainable design.

The Structural Engineer
June 2012
London 2012 Aquatics Centre
The brief for the temporary stands was to create economical demountable structures that could increase the gross seating capacity of the venue from 2,500 spectators in legacy mode to 17,500 gross in Olympic and Paralympic mode.

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