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News in Brief – June 2006

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BCSA warns that as European standards for steel products (such as steel sections and structural bolts) are replacing National standards, from September this year steel sections will have to comply with the Construction Products Regulations, which makes CE marking for steel sections a de facto requirement. Within the next two years our National standards for steel fabrication (BS 5950 Part 2) will be replaced by the European standard EN 1090-2, requiring fabricated steelwork to comply with the Construction Products Regulations, which will make CE marking for fabricated steelwork also a de facto requirement.

CSC has launched a new Version 7 of its Fastrak Building Designer. Features include a facility for truss design, automatic 3D analysis and load distribution, two-way integration with Westok’s  Cellbeam software while 3D+ has been substantially updated.

The British Group of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering has invited submissions for the Milne Medal for Design Excellence. Candidates must be chartered members of a British Engineering Institution. For further information contact email:

William Haley Engineering has won the Construction News 2006 Steelwork Specialist of the Year award. The judges said: “A great little company that seems to be about finding solutions, not excuses.”

The 2006 Steel Construction Institute year book is now available in a CD format. For copies email Paul Turp at dpMedia or Tel: 0117 904 1283.

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