Around the Press – May 2011
The Structural Engineer
5 April 2011
Shard’s steel composite design breaks records in speed and height
“Completing the initial and the largest part of the steelwork by November was a huge achievement to all those involved,” says Gareth Lewis, Mace Chief Operating Office for Construction. “One of the main reasons for choosing steel was for its speed of construction.”
31 March 2011
(Referring to SH Structures) The judges said: “In declining market conditions they have further developed their technical and quality management systems. They have retained all of their staff. They are a preferred choice by clients.”
24 March 2011
Regeneration takes shape
(Bilston Leisure Centre) Delivering such a design typically requires the use of very large steel beams, which can put very high loadings on the foundations. As a result, Shepherd has elected to use cellular beams, which it says reduces the load on the raft slab foundations.
25 March 2011
The new home of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the Tourism, Hospitality and Events faculty of Leeds Metropolitan University at the iconic Headingley cricket ground has been transformed into an abstract, futuristic shell that is intended to project a new dynamic image… green, perforated triangular steel panels clad three sides of the pavilion.
New Civil Engineer
24 March 2011
Tale of the river bank
(Taunton bridge) “Steel fabrication tolerances are tight, but they are tight for a reason,” says Somerset County Council major schemes manager Richard Needs. “We didn’t want any unjustified features that gave maintenance issues in the future.”