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The new Stainless Steel Specialist Course brochure from the British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) is now available. The course consists of 16 self-study modules with two levels of certification – intermediate and full certificate. For more information contact: alison.murphy@bssa.org.uk

CSC has launched its new Connection Design Suite which is fully integrated with Fastrak Building Designer. The new Suite is said to be able to check whole floors’ or even whole buildings’ connections giving designers a quick assessment of where standard connections will not be satisfactory.

Cleveland Bridge is in the running to supply a large proportion of the 60,000t of steel required by the Rosyth shipyard for two new aircraft carriers. The company is also in talks about a £35M contract to build a steel cover over the former Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine.

ICSCS’07 which will be held in Manchester next year is seeking papers on topics such as buildings, bridges, beams and columns, fabrication and erection, and case studies.

Fabsec has launched FBEAM 2006 a new design software programme said to offer designers and developers of steel-framed buildings major cost savings. The programme also gives structural engineers the capability to manage multiple optimised beams.

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