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Lindapter has released the comprehensive resource for designing weld-free steelwork connections, featuring specification data, technical diagrams, and installation guidance. The guide has been created to assist specifiers designing steelwork connections, providing a wealth of technical data with supporting 3D models, clearly illustrating the vast examples of potential connections that can now be achieved. Expanding beyond this, Lindapter offer a free design service for the specifier’s convenience and the research and development of bespoke solutions.

Later this year the BCSA will be launching a training course for Responsible Welding Coordinators. This will be a two day course aimed at those candidates wishing to become RWC for structures designated as Execution class 2. The two day course will cover basic metallurgy, welding processes, standards and specifications and the welding procedure requirements of BS EN 3834. Successful candidates will receive a certificate. The course will be held at a number of locations in the UK and the RoI. Further details of this course, the dates, venues and cost will be circulated to BCSA members.

Easi-edge has achieved Gold member status from the Steel Construction Sustainability Charter in recognition of its commitment to sustainability. Angela Hayward, Commercial Director at easi-edge, said: “We are absolutely delighted to achieved Gold charter status. Sustainability is important to the overall easi-edge mission.”

Fisher Engineering has signed a frame agreement to replace all of its current structural design and detailing software licenses with Tekla Structures’ Building Information Modelling (BIM) software licenses. “The deal with Fisher shows that they’re confident in the market and want to invest in their long term future with Tekla,” said Andrew Bellerby, Tekla UK Managing Director.

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