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Galvanizing Awards 2016 highlight industrial innovation

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ngalv1609Five projects, including the Suffolk Energy from Waste facility, were winners at this year’s Galvanizing Awards ceremony held at London’s Royal Aeronautical Society.

The steel-framed Suffolk Energy from Waste facility, designed by TSP with steelwork erected by Severfield, was said to meet exceptionally high standards in all aspects from operation, performance and emissions. The building also provides facilities for the local community to enhance education and understanding of the role of waste management.

The long design life and corrosive atmosphere within the plant dictated a protection system for the steel that would match these high demands. Additional issues of complex access areas and keeping down time to a minimum were important considerations within the decision making process.

Hot-dip galvanizing was chosen to provide the required protection including that for the 38m span trusses in the boiler hall.

The other winning projects were the Sutherland Hussey Harris’ Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Creative Labs; Hudson Architects’ folded galvanized sheet staircase at Norwich University; DunnettCravens’ architectural canopies in Almere, The Netherlands; and the Coffee Ground by Kiwi & Pom, a new artisan café concept for Wyevale Garden Centres.

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