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The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian Steel Construction Center (USCC) to establish a strategic partnership on issues related to the technical development of steel construction in Ukraine. One of the first projects of the partnership is the development and promotion of composite decking with fire ratings REI 45 and REI 60 according to the national standards.

nAppMar14Tata Steel’s app for steel section properties and member capacities for design to BS5950 and EC3 can be downloaded free from the Apple App store.

The new HSFDB-C plate processor from Peddinghaus is said to offer the capability of drilling, scribing, countersinking, tapping, milling and oxy-fuel and plasma cutting. Other features include optional bevel cutting, hard stamping and a 12 station tool changer.

Voortman Automatisering has changed its name to Voortman Steel Machinery as the new name is said to better define its core business activities. The company’s contact details remain unchanged.

FICEP UK has been appointment as sole UK agent for the Ernst range of edge treatment machines for components produced from plate. The company is a leader in edge treatment technology for sheet metal deburring machines as well as for wood and lacquer sanding machines for the door and furniture industry.

The steel framed Cooperative Headquarters building in Manchester won the ‘Your BREEAM Award’ at the annual BREEAM awards presentation. The award was decided by vote and the project was selected from a shortlist of sustainable structures.

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