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News in Brief – April 2015

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Two new businesses have been launched by Barrett Steel, Barrett Materials Handling and Barrett Specialist Vehicles, which the company says is part of its overall growth strategy. The company has also created extra capacity with the addition of two new tube laser machines and a large diameter plasma-cutting machine.

The Tekla UK Awards, which focus on projects where Tekla software has been used as a part of the process for designing and modelling structures, is now open for entries.  For full details on how you can enter and for more information on the awards visit:

The Fire and Steel Construction webinar held on 12 March is now available as an online CPD here.  Presented by the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s John Dowling the topics covered include: The legislative background to fire precautions in buildings; types of structural fire protection, trends, costs, advantages and disadvantages; fire testing; an Introduction to structural fire engineering as well as a summary of relevant case studies.

ISG has commenced work on a £11M project to create a new National Speedway Stadium and National Basketball Performance Centre in Belle Vue, Manchester. The 6,000 capacity speedway stadium will become the home of the historic Belle Vue Aces team and will feature a 1,842-seat steel-framed grandstand, including 208 VIP seats.

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