News in Brief: March 2012
The BCSA website www.steelconstruction.org now contains a new page on bolting competency. The page can be found under ‘Technical Resources’ and features information on the BCSA competence in pre-loadable bolting scheme and how to obtain the necessary training.
New technical guidance on the design of steel sections used in light steel framing applications to Eurocode 3 design standards has been prepared by senior SCI Engineers Andrew Way and Martin Heywood. The report is freely available to corporate SCI members from www.steelbiz.org. Non-members can purchase a pdf of the technical report for £40 + VAT. Telephone: 01344 636500 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
SCI has upgraded and revised ASD Westok’s cellular beam design software making it compatible with the latest Windows technologies and platforms and providing an improved user interface for design engineers. The new software Cellbeam 8, which is written in accordance to BS5950 and the latest Eurocode design standards with both UK and Irish annexes, enables designers to add multiple Cellular beams into one project whilst providing multiple design capability, improved reporting and graphical feedback through a refreshed interface. To request a copy of the ASDWestok Design Suite CD, use the following link: http://www.asdwestok.co.uk/Technical+Support/Software.html
CSC, a structural engineering software developer, has formed a new industry business relationship with Autodesk’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) division to promote the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the structural engineering community. The relationship will see CSC and Autodesk provide customers with more closely integrated solutions that support a more efficient structural engineering workflow for BIM.
Following on from its National Federation of Roofing and Cladding Contractors Safety in Roofing Gold Award 2010, Border Steelwork Structures has won the UK Best Entry in the Safety in Roofing Awards for Industrial Roofing and Cladding 2011 from the NFRC.