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The SCI has produced a guide to the design and installation of light gauge steel external wall systems. It highlights to clients and specifiers performance and product capability information that should be considered during design and installation. For further information visit: http://shop.steel-sci.com

A C Bacon Engineering has had its Royal Warrant renewed again. The company is ‘by command of Her Majesty The Queen appointed into the place and quality of manufacturer of steel framed buildings to Her Majesty.’

Cleveland Bridge has been awarded the contract to fabricate, deliver and assemble the north and south approach viaducts for the new £790M Forth Replacement Crossing. Cleveland Bridge General Manager Andy Hall said: “We are delighted to have secured a significant contract which will provide a solid foundation for our Darlington facility for the next 18 months.”

Specialist industrial coatings supplier, Leighs Paints is now trading as Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. The name change does not affect products and the company will continue to manufacture the Firetex range of passive fire protection.

SCI, in partnership with modular supplier Futureform, architects HTA, and five other European partners has been awarded a project by the European Commission under the Framework 7 programme. It will involve physical testing and structural modelling aimed at developing and extending the use of modular construction systems in the residential building sector.

Park House, a mixed use development in central London that required more than 3,300t of structural steelwork has won the 2012 Bentley Be Inspired Award. The project was recognised for use of generative design software to solve extremely difficult challenges. Steelwork contractor for the project was Severfield-Watson Structures.

Elastic Design of Single-Span Steel Portal Frame Buildings to Eurocode 3 (P397) is a new publication from the SCI offering guidance in accordance with the Eurocodes and UK National Annexes. It is available from: http://shop.steel-sci.com

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