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Construction News
23 February 2012
A focus on quality
I’d like to see BCSA members widely acknowledged as the best steelwork contractors in the world,’ enthuses Ms McCann-Bartlett (BCSA Director General). “I’d like to see contracts awarded across the public and private sector on a level playing field, based on high standards of quality assurance, health and safety and sustainability.”

Construction News
26 January 2012
Crossrail offers BIM training
Crossrail is to offer all its contractors and their subcontractors training in building information modelling in return for full access to the data they use in the models. The training is part of a BIM academy set up by Crossrail and software provider Bentley Systems.

The Structural Engineer
February 2012
Emirates Air Line lands on iconic Tube map
Each tower will be made up of approximately 6,500 steel pieces that measure between 30-50mm with each steel block weighing approximately 30 tonnes on average.

Building Magazine
27 January 2012
Steel Insight – Section sizes and availability
Early discussions with a steelwork contractor will identify any products or systems where availability may be an issue and enable this to be fed back to the design team or incorporated in cost estimates through adjusted allowances.

Transportation Professional
March 2012
Paddington advance works set the stage for Crossrail
A series of 22 steel tree columns, with two and four branches, will support the taxi deck’s roof. These columns have complicated castings, designed by Rowecord, and are being brought to site in sections, welded up on the deck before being erected.

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