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BCSA hosts Chinese steel sector delegation

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has hosted a week-long visit to the UK by the China Construction Metal Structures Association (CCMSA), a trip that included tours of Caunton Engineering, Severfield and SH Structures’ facilities.

The BCSA hosted 23 people from China, including Hao Jiping, Chairman of CCMSA and the Vice Executive Secretary Chairman, Dang Baowei.

During the visit the group also attended a two-day workshop on the Eurocode design standards for structural steelwork, execution standards for structural steelwork, CE Marking and modular construction held at Imperial College, London.

The workshop included presentations by Dr David Moore, Director of Engineering at the BCSA, Prof. Leroy Gardner, Professor of Structural Engineering at Imperial College, London and Dr Mark Lawson from the Steel Construction Institute.

Dr David Moore said this was a highly successful visit and it is anticipated that BCSA will have a return visit to China to see the work carried out by some of the Chinese steelwork contractors in 2020.

The Chinese annual output of structural steelwork in 2018 was 71.2 million tonnes, 62% of which was used in buildings, 18% in bridges, 7% in masts and 12% in other non-standard structures.

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