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News in Brief – June 2007

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William Hare has appointed David Thomas as its Health, Safety and Environment Director. Mr Thomas was previously the Health and Safety Executive’s Principal Specialist Inspector within the Construction Division Technology Unit.

The Bourne Group has opened a new central London office at King House, 44 Copperfield Street, London SE1 0DY. The office will be staffed with a full team of designers, estimators and operations personnel, and the firms Bourne London, Bourne Steel and Bourne Engineering divisions will be represented.

More than 4,000 people from 30 countries attended the North American Steel Construction Conference organised by the American Institute of Steel Construction and held from 18-20 April. The annual event was held in New Orleans and the exhibition which ran in conjunction with the conference attracted more than 100 exhibitors from the steel sector.

Conder Structure’s Managing Director, Gordon Ridley (pictured) retired at the end of May after 39 years with the Burton-on-Trent steelwork contractor. Under his direction the company has grown to be among the top structural steelwork firms in the UK. His successor Jason Hensman took over as Managing Director on 1 June.

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