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News in Brief: April 2012

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As part of a £1.6M investment programme BW Industries has completed the installation of a new heavy duty roll forming line for the production of steel sections. It will increase existing capacity and also adds new section sizes to the company’s range. The installation will produce 2mm to 6mm thick lipped C and plain U channel sections, web range of 100mm to 500mm, and flange range of 50mm to 150mm, with a maximum length of 18m.

Tata Steel has launched a new free-of-charge roof decking software package that enables structural engineers and designers to carry out full deck analysis to achieve optimum design and cost efficiencies. The software has been created in partnership with structural software developer, CSC, and uses CSC’s widely-adopted structural calculation software, Tedds, as the platform for the deck analysis. RoofDek Analysis Software can be obtained from For more information on Tedds visit

Tekla has upgraded its BIM software offering with the launch of Tekla Structures 18. “Faster and smoother modeling gives our customers competitive advantage. Added to the assets of BIM, like saving time and money during the bidding process and more manageable construction projects, our new software release will help our customers to raise their project profit margins,” said Risto Räty, Executive Vice President of Tekla Corporation.

Steadmans has supplied materials including roof and wall cladding for a key redevelopment project at Glenavon Football Club’s stadium in Lurgan, Co Armagh. The company supplied 186 linear metres of ocean blue 0.7 plastisol-coated AS34 single-skin cladding for the roof of the redeveloped Crescent End stand of the IFA Carling Premiership club’s Mourneview Park ground. It also provided matching roof lights, plus ridge and eaves fillers. In addition, Steadmans supplied 183 linear metres of ocean blue 0.5 plastisol-coated AS34 cladding for the side walls of the enclosure.

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