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News in Brief – July 2015

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A new off-the-shelf Adjustable Lifting Point (ALP) from Lindapter is said to be suitable for rigging and lifting up to three metric tonnes at an angle +/- 18°. The assembly includes four M12 Type AAF clamps that self-adjust to suit flange thicknesses from 5mm up to 26mm.

A new and updated version of Tedds, the software for automating repetitive civil and structural calculations for engineers, has been launched by Tekla. New features allow engineers to better analyse and design beams to Eurocode, the harmonised technical rules developed by the European Committee for Standardisation for the structural design of construction works in the European Union.

StruM.I.S, the management information and production system by AceCad for steel fabrication has announced its partnership agreement with ShopData Systems, which it says will boost its product portfolio of CAD/CAM nesting integration. AceCad Managing Director Simon Inman said: “We are pleased to announce a partnership with another nesting software provider to differentiate the diversification StruM.I.S really has to offer.”

Severfield’s UK order book at 1 June 2015 strengthened to £194M providing the company with a platform to return to growth in 2015/16. In its annual results for the year ending 31 March 2015, the company also reported underlying pre-tax profits doubling to £8.3M while operating margins stood at 4.5% up from 3.3% for the previous year.

The developers of Freeman’s Reach in Durham have hosted a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony to mark the completion of the structural work on the new building for Her Majesty’s Passport Office. The steel-framed project is aiming for a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and Harry Marsh (Engineers) of Sunderland fabricated, supplied and erected 276t of steel for the job.

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