Around the Press – November/December 2011
21 October 2011
The grass may look greener abroad, but Haughey (Tom Haughey, Chief Executive of Severfield-Rowen) stresses that the UK is still his “primary focus”. The firm is turning over £266m, has an underlying group operating profit of £15m and a £249m forward order book. He argues that Severfield-Rowen is leaner and in better shape to grow out of the downturn.
14 October 2011
Capturing Bankside’s X factor
Design of the bracing system was refined in close collaboration with the steelwork contractors. “We had very good and interesting meetings with Watson Steel in Bolton trying to improve the design of the nodes and bracings. Watson’s were excellent and helped us to reduce costs,” says RSHP associate Simon Davis.
New Civil Engineer
13 October 2011
Remake remodel rebuild
(Heathrow Terminal 2B) The second phase, costing a further £450M, will add a 365m long steel frame building and the correspondingly long basement section. When finished, the underlinks will mean the old Europier can be demolished and phase one and two will become one.
20 October 2011
Bridge maintains pedestrian and cycle link
Fabricated by south Wales-based bridge specialist Mabey Bridge, and delivered to site in sections, the team used a 1,000 tonne crane to lift the bridge into position during a 33 hour total closure of the M20.
The Structural Engineer
18 October 2011
Museum of Liverpool opens on the Pierhead
Utilising cell form type beams within the main gallery spaces has allowed large spans to be created neatly threading the building services systems within the openings within the beams.