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News in Brief: May 2008

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Drawing on its considerable experience of developing and testing deck products, SCI engineers have developed an Improved Engineering Model (IEM) that more accurately predicts cold-formed steel product behaviour in a wider range of construction scenarios than traditional analysis models allow.

Steelwork contractor John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) is one of the winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2008. This is the 43rd year of the Awards and The Queen announced  139 overall winners across all industry sectors. Each winning company receives an engraved crystal bowl and is entitled to use the coveted Queen’s Award emblem on packaging and marketing materials for five years.

The UK’s Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining has awarded Dr. Tridibesh Mukherjee, Tata Steel Group Director for Integration and Development, the 2008 Bessemer Gold Medal for his service to the steel industry. Dr Mukherjee worked for British Steel from 1968 to 1971 before joining Tata Steel.

A total of 170t of Metsec purlins and side rails have been used on the rebuilt Pinewood studio famous for the 007 James Bond films. The new and improved stage is now the largest in Europe and was built within the same footprint as the original structure. Main steelwork contractor, Bourne Steel, erected approximately 1,450t of structural steelwork for the building.

SCI has been shortlisted for the Health and Safety Awards 2008 in the Best Safety Product or Equipment category for its work on the Trojan Horse Safety Messaging project. The awards ceremony will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London on Tuesday 17 June.

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