News in Brief: May 2013
The William Hare Group has secured the rights to supply and install the Holorib, Ribdeck and Superib composite metal deck products. First launched in 1972, the Holorib re‐entrant profile and the later generation Ribdeck trapezoidal sections are popular products and have been used at 1 Canada Square in Canary Wharf and 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London.
Tekla’s latest version of the building information modeling (BIM) software Tekla Structures19 is said to help construction companies take advantage of the constant changes in the industry. “We want to help the construction industry to change the bottom line for the better, regardless of the materials they use,” said Tekla’s Executive Vice President, Deputy CEO and GM of Trimble Buildings Structures Division Risto Räty. The new version is available at www. teklastructures.com.
The SCI’s series of two year technology projects for the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has concluded with the launch of the new worldstainless extranet. Designed to better serve ISSF’s members, the extranet’s structure is said to have been simplified and streamlined to enhance the user experience.
FICEP has invested heavily in its manufacturing facility at its Italian headquarters in Gazzada Schianno, with the building of a new 2,000m² showroom, which houses 10 medium to large fully operational CNC machines, and associated materials handling systems, as well as a FICEP Academy.
AceCad Software was pleased to welcome MP for Streatham and the Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna, accompanied by the MP for Derby North, Chris Williamson, to its headquarters in Derby. They met with AceCad’s General Manager, John Halahan and Sales Manager, Steve Watson, to discuss the difficulties of doing business internationally and the use of its software in the construction industry with particular reference to BIM.