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News in Brief: April 2018

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Trimble has introduced three new versions of its software for structural engineering, fabrication and construction teams: Tekla Structures 2018, Tekla Structural Designer 2018 and Tekla Tedds 2018. These solutions are said to provide increased control and improved documentation through constructible Building Information Modelling workflows for stakeholders in structural steel, including designers, detailers and steelwork contractors, general contractors and structural engineers.

Sunderland City Council has confirmed it is now rebidding Carillion’s stalled Vaux brewery project, which was the first speculative office scheme in the city for many years. A tender process for the large regeneration scheme has now begun with tenders due to be returned on the £16M project later this month (April).

Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has revealed visuals for a 56-storey tower in the City of London featuring a slanting glass façade that resembles the nearby Cheesegrater building. Expected to rise 263m-high, the 100 Leadenhall development would provide up to 110,000m² of office and shopping space, with public plazas planned at the front on Leadenhall Street and adjacent to St Andrew Undershaft church.

The States of Jersey has selected J3 Limited as pre-construction partner for the ongoing project to develop Jersey’s new hospital. J3 is a joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine, Channel Islands construction company Garenne Construction Group, and infrastructure, support services and facilities management business FES Group.

McLaughlin & Harvey has been appointed by Liverpool City Council to prepare a new cruise terminal on the River Mersey. The new facility will enable the city to welcome the world’s biggest cruise ships to its UNESCO World Heritage listed waterfront.

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