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News in Brief: February 2016

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Bernard Shuttleworth, BCSA President from 1986-88, died on 28 December. During his long career in the steelwork sector, Bernard was Managing Director of Robert Watson’s Bristol branch, and Managing Director and Co-Owner of Tetbury Steel.

Bourne Construction Engineering has launched a scholarship to encourage young people to take their first step towards a career in engineering. The Scholarship has been launched in the name of former Bourne Chairman, David Sands and is available to one student every year within the School of Civil/Structural Engineering at Brunel University, commencing in September 2016.

Having previously launched the M12 and M16 Type AAF clamps, Lindapter has now delivered the M20 sized version for heavy-duty adjustable connections. The product is the latest addition to its High Slip Resistance (HSR) family of clamps designed for high load requirements including frictional, tensile and combined load applications.

A new publication entitled Stadium and Arena Design that provides guidance and detailed technical information on all aspects of the planning, design, operation and maintenance of stadiums is now available.  It costs £95 and is available online from or email:

Prime Place, the private residential arm of Willmott Dixon, and its development partner Brentford Football Club have secured detailed planning consent from Hounslow Borough Council to deliver a new 20,000 capacity football stadium, together with 648 new homes. The new steel-framed stadium and seven new residential buildings will be located on a 10-acre site on Lionel Road South, close to Kew Bridge in south west London.

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