Caunton holds steel bricks dissemination day
Steelwork contractor Caunton Engineering has held a dissemination day for the Innovate UK funded research and development project developing steel bricks.
Caunton Engineering is pioneering this new steel walling system that could radically alter the way numerous projects are built, including nuclear power stations.
The Government is backing the project with nearly £1M in funding from Innovate UK, the Technology Strategy Board.
The basic design concept was developed by a Glasgow-based modular walling system company, which then worked with the Steel Construction Institute and Caunton Engineering to refine the product in advance of building the first major sections.
Caunton is now one of a handful of construction companies that have won R&D funding to develop nuclear technologies.
Use of these factory-made steel bricks could pave the way for large sections of nuclear power stations to be built offsite.
This would speed up construction, improve build quality and reduce project risk.