Digital NSC gets off to a great start
The launch of the digital-only New Steel Construction has been a great success, with both readers and advertisers telling us that they like the product and look forward to hearing about new digital developments. Being able to link to other websites for more information on a subject or an advertisement by using the embedded hyperlinks is a key feature of digital magazines that our readers seem keen on.
There have been an encouraging number of new readers registering to receive the digital NSC, so the message is reaching a wider and appreciative audience, which is encouraging. News about changes like our move to digital-only always taken a while to get around everybody though, so if any colleagues complain that they are not seeing their printed copy of NSC, please update them on the move.
Making sure that you are kept fully up to date with new information like reports and design guidance from the steel sector could hardly be easier as all anyone has to do is register at www.steelconstruction.info. Alternatively, registering at the NSC website www.newsteelconstruction.com is a simple, practically one-click process that will also deliver a wide range of news and project reports straight to your inbox – no need to download a bulky file, we only send you an email alert that the new magazine is available and a link to where you can view it online, or download it as a digital magazine or as a pdf.
The NSC website contains a fully searchable archive of issues of the magazine going back for over ten years. From there any pages can be saved, emailed or printed, just as they can from the digital magazine. It might be worth telling your colleagues that they also can register to receive the digital magazine free by directing them to either the NSC website or www.steelconstruction.info where they can quickly register.
There are always significant stories around that construction professionals need to be kept up to date on, as we see in this issue. In News you will read that Tata Steel has secured BES6001 accreditation for its products, which is a major advantage for designers and specifiers as it means the increasing client demands for proof that construction products are being responsibly sourced, with full regard to the environment and human rights in the countries that many of our raw materials come from, can be easily met.
Using BES6001 certified steel products means a building can achieve extra BREEAM credits. Another bit of good news in this issue is the BCSA prediction that steel prices will move steadily, rather than suffering the sharp price spikes that are afflicting other materials in the construction industry’s recovery.
Nick Barrett – Editor