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News in Brief: June 2012

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CSC has released a trial version of its Tedds structural calculation software and engineers downloading it get a free sample of automated calculations. “We want engineers to experience how simple and intuitive Tedds’ calculations are to use, which is why we’ve made the sample available,” said CSC CEO Mark Roberts. To download the free Tedds trial visit:

SCI has published “Fire resistance design of steel-framed buildings (P375)” which provides a general overview of the fire design requirements for steel and composite structures, including guidance on fire design in accordance with the Eurocodes. The book was funded by Tata Steel and the The Department of Trade and Industry. For purchasing details see page 29.

The steel-framed One World Trade Center (pictured) which is on the site of the 9/11 attacks, has overtaken the Empire State Building to become New York’s tallest building. The recent completion of steelwork for the uppermost 104th floor of the building, means it has reached its final 387m height.

Metsec Site Fixed Framing System (SFS) has been used to provide the infill walling for the extension to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London. Sustainability, energy efficiency and ease of maintenance were at the core of the building’s design and specification, created by Charles Knowles Architects. Highly insulated curtain-walling, solar thermal and photovoltaic panels, borehole heating and self-cleaning windows as well as the all-steel construction of Metsec SFS, are said to provide outstanding sustainability credentials.

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