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News in Brief: January 2013

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The Bourne Group has been presented with Skanska’s 2012 Supply Chain Health and Safety Award. The accolade is awarded to members of Skanska’s supply chain who consistently demonstrate excellence in health and safety practices. Bourne’s Construction Director, Charlie Rowell said: “When you consider the scale of the projects Skanska regularly deliver, in addition to the number of suppliers they work with, winning this award is a real achievement.”

The BCSA has formed a new group for cold formed sections to address the ongoing developments in regulations, standards and specifications, in particular the proposal to develop a new European standard. The group includes manufacturers, designers and installers of cold formed sections.

More than 32,000m² of Kingspan Structural Product’s multideck 60-V2 has been installed as part of the Two Snowhill project in Birmingham. Ian Oliver, Director of Caunton Engineering, commented: “We have used the Kingspan multideck system on several projects as a result of our longstanding supply chain partnership.”

Tekla has announced that the latest Tekla BIMsight 1.7 is integrated with a SMART Board interactive display, which is said to be an increasingly common tool used in architecture, engineering and construction. “Users can utilise all the features of Tekla BIMsight, just on a new and exciting device. Walk to the display and touch it, or take a pen and eraser and use them in the way you learned at school. You obviously need a SMART Board, but you don’t have to pay anything more for the powerful BIM software,” said Jussi Ketoja, Marketing Manager of Tekla Corporation.

Graitec has launched version 2013 of its Advance Steel 3D structural detailing software. Said to be designed for steel professionals who require an easy to use 3D detailing software for automating drawing production. Advance Steel is based on the implementation of a digital model (BIM) and automates the creation of drawings and files.

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