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News in Brief: January 2008

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Kaltenbach’s UK Managing Director Manfred Saenger will relinquish his position to Simon Smith, the company’s Sales and Marketing Director from 1 January 2008. Mr Smith, said: “My appointment has been planned to ensure continuity for our staff and UK customers, with the added benefit of retaining Manfred’s expertise as part of our team.”

Metsec has been awarded the ISO 14001 environmental standard accreditation. Stephen Tilsley, Metsec Chief Executive, said: “We have reduced CO2 emissions by 25%, reduced gas consumption by 37% and reduced electricity consumption by 14%.”

Peter Owens, Project Manager for steelwork contractor William Hare, won Lend Lease’s Partner of the Year award for 2007. The award recognises those who have made a real and tangible difference to health and safety. Lend Lease said William Hare and Mr Owens have led a number of initiatives, which include the Cellshield Barrier System, the Trailer Unloading System and Mobile Elevating Work Platform Frames.

SH Structures was named ‘Structural Specialist of the Year’ at the 2007 Building Magazine Specialist Contractors Awards. The event, which was held at the Park Lane Hilton in London, highlights the contribution to the construction industry made by specialist companies in a diverse range of activities.

Sustainable construction – The bigger picture – distributed with this issue of NSC is also downloadable free of charge from

CSC’s 3D+ AutoCAD-based modelling system for automating GA drawing production and integration with the company’s design software has been upgraded.  The new 3D+ V8 has a number of new features, such as enhancements to drawings, modelling and Westok members.

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