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BE Wedge [part of the Wedge Group] has played its part in the redevelopment of the fire-damaged Hastings pier in East Sussex by providing more than 15t of galvanized steel plates. As the plates are situated in a marine environment, it was vital that they were galvanized and given the best lifespan possible.

Scottish heavy engineering and steel fabrication specialists Cairnhill Structures, has won a £400,000 contract for a fast track framing system which will help form the skeleton of the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Software developer StruMIS has launched V10 (version 10) of its steel fabrication software, which is said to offer an array of updated enhancements for the medium and larger-sized steelwork contractors. StruMIS V10 is also said to include many new features to operate steel fabrication sites more efficiently including an integrated 3D BIMReview tool.

Lindapter Hollo-Bolts have been used to secure structural hollow sections to circular hollow sections to form five 27m-tall bowstring trusses at the Central Square project in Leeds. The trusses create a large winter garden that will accommodate restaurants and other leisure facilities.  Countersunk M16 Hollo-Bolts were chosen to secure the beams and splice connections because of their independent product approvals, high clamping force and discrete architectural finish.

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