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News in Brief: January 2019

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ArcelorMittal has updated its slim floor design software CoSFB v1.6 to include the UB and UC range of sections from EN 10365:17. CoSFB allows designers to develop shallow steel solutions using composite action through use of a web dowel, spans of up to 14m can be achieved. Current users of CoSFB v1.6 can activate the “check for update” feature and new users can download the software from:

Steelwork contractor Cairnhill Structures has agreed a deal to sponsor the Melrose Sevens in 2019, a competition which is said to be the world’s oldest sevens tournament. The main stand at Melrose’s ground, the Greenyards, will be renamed the Cairnhill Steel Solutions Stand as part of the deal, with the Cairnhill logo appearing on the Melrose players’ kit during the Sevens event and a number of other tournaments.

Peel Land and Property has submitted a planning application for a logistics and advanced manufacturing development on land adjacent to Doncaster Sheffield Airport. The development will comprise up to 325,160m² of state-of-the-art logistics space and supporting infrastructure. It is claimed the scheme will provide 5,300 jobs once fully operational, with a long-term cumulative economic impact of up to £1.94bn.

The new Istanbul Airport, which is expected to become the world’s busiest airport, handling close to 200 million passengers a year, and contains steelwork from British Steel has been officially opened. Richard Farnsworth, British Steel’s Managing Director for Construction said: “This is a phenomenal project, the scale of which is awe-inspiring. We were delighted to be invited to supply our sections into the airport so it’s exciting to see it open.” The development covers 76.5M m² and contains 640,000t of steel – enough to build 80 Eiffel Towers.

The steel-framed Coal Drops Yard retail scheme, the latest development in Argent’s King’s Cross master plan has been completed and is now open to the public. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the retail scheme has been built on the site’s Victorian coal drops and uses over 80,000 roof tiles from North Wales and 1,300t of structural steelwork erected by Severfield.

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