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The SCI Annual Dinner will take place on 15 November at the Landmark, London. For more information contact Liz Cham- berlain at SCI. Tel: 01344 636525. email: l.chamberlain@steel-sci. com

The document entitled Allocation of Design Responsibilities in Constructional Steelwork will be launched on 20 November at the BERR Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET. Published jointly by the BCSA and its partners: ACA; ACE; CC; Griffiths & Armour; IStructE and SCI, it provides a valuable, HSE endorsed, tool for CDM coordinators. For more information email: marion.rich@steelconstruction.org

Ukrainian authorities have approved a giant steel cover for the radioactive Chernobyl nuclear reactor. The plan is to build a steel structure to replace a crumbling concrete casing put over the site after the 1986 accident. The project is expected to cost £700M.

CSC has launched a new Fas- trak Hollow Section Connection Design module, which replaces CIDJoint. It designs welded hollow section connections of various configurations including I and H section chords. Hollow section connection designs can include a range of international steel sections for various countries. Hollow section chords can be incorporated in Y, X, K and KT connections. I or H section chords are available for Y, X and K connections.

There are two new Gold mem- bers of the Steel Construction Sustainability Charter, new member Robinson Construction and Cairnhill Structures which following re-audit has achieved Gold member status.

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