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Construction News  
8 September 2011
Thumbs up to Target Zero

(Comment by Johnny Wates, Chairman, Myriad CEG) Achieving zero carbon buildings is the challenge facing the industry as it steps up to meet the emissions reduction targets set by the government. So thumbs up to Target Zero, a £1 million project to share best practice to achieve zero carbon in new buildings.

The Structural Engineer
6 September 2011
Forsyth Barr Stadium – Dunedin

New Zealand is a seismically active nation… to achieve a rigid connection of north south roof loads the southern roof trusses are connected to the stand structure via steel seismic energy dissipaters.

Construction News
11 August 2011
Hochtief channels bridge delivery

(Poole Harbour Crossing) “Fabrication has been ongoing since December,” says Hochtief project manager Richard Bruten. “It’s a quite complicated fabrication sequence, particularly for the triangular sails, but it does reduce the amount of work we have to do over the navigation channel.”

New Civil Engineer
8 August 2011
Back to school
(Sandwell College) The glass wall is supported by bow string columns that range from 15m to 33m in height. They are slender to allow for more free space in the atrium. The column tops are connected by lattice roof beams. “To transport them to site, we needed to close the busy West Bromwich ringway,” says Interserve project manager Mark Green.

Building Magazine
9 September 2011
Maxing out 

(Westfield shopping centre) Such is the scale of urban expansion that London will have its first new postcode since the sixties, E20

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