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In order to improve spectator sight lines at Ascot Racecourse the steppings have been re-pro- filed by Intelligent Engineering using Sandwich Plate System (SPS) terraces.

Michael Kennedy, CEO of Intelligent Engineering, said this is the first use of SPS terraces in the UK. “This is a major step in the commercialisation of the product in the construction market.”

More than 3,200m2 of SPS was used on the project of which 2,600m2 was continuous standing terracing in 10.5m spans sup- ported on steel rakers. The light- weight of the terracing allowed them to be built on top of existing structure without the need for any removal.

Mr Kennedy said the SPS units are a steel elastomer composite developed for structural engineering and 75% lighter than traditional concrete terraces.

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