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News in Brief – April 2011

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Schöck has been awarded a British Board of Agrément (BBA) certificate for its type KST thermal break element. The award was presented at the recent Ecobuild event and was for the product’s steel-to-steel connectivity and related modular applications. Schöck said its Isokorb range is now unique on two counts; in addition to the BBA certification, it is the only thermal break range to allow connectivity between steel-to-steel, steel-to-concrete and concrete-to-concrete.

FLI Structures has been awarded a Steel Construction Sustainability Charter certificate for its high quality in management skills. The company also demonstrated high achievement for the correct requirements in the following areas of management expertise:  a published sustainability policy;  an accredited H & SMS to OHSAS 18001; an IIP accreditation or a structured programme for personnel training, development and communication;  a published equal opportunities policy; a published ethical trading policy and an accredited QMS to BS EN ISO 9001

Hilti will be running open days on 13 April and 14 April at 21 Hilti Centres across the country. To find your nearest participating Hilti Centre go to The open days will allow visitors to purchase ex-demonstration tools at reduced prices, as well as getting hands-on with the tools to ‘try before they buy’.

NASCC ‘The Steel Conference’ will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, USA from 11-14 May. For more information on the event visit website:

Kingspan has had its production plant accredited to BS EN 1090 parts 1 and 2 and is able to CE Mark its products. CE Marked Multibeam and Multichannel sections are now available on request.

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