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News in Brief: November 2012

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Barrett Steel has launched Barrett Offshore Tubes to provide a dedicated and focused service to the offshore market for oil, gas and renewable energy. As part of the company’s strategy the service centre at Scunthorpe has been earmarked for development.

ASD Westok is hosting a seminar on ‘An Integrated Approach to Fire Design’ to be held at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, Euston Road, London on 12 December 2012. For more information email:

BW Industries has purchased a new production line from FICEP UK. The new machine is said to have increased throughput by as much as 74% for the company’s range of sections and channels.

Metsec SFS lightweight steel framing system has been used to create a multi million pound library and joint services centre in Whitley Bay. Due to open next spring, the centre is expected to become a hub of the community.

A new patented guardrail system, known as Formarail, from Barrett Steel has been introduced. It is designed for rapid installation and is said to be suitable for roof edge protection, handrails, steps and ramps, trackside guardrails, pedestrian segregation and protection, mezzanine floors and gantries.

Tata Steel RoofDek D100 structural roof decking has been installed as part of an innovative green convex and concave curved roof construction at the new Maplefields School in Corby. Main contractor for the project was Graham Construction working for Northamptonshire County Council, while the steelwork package was completed by Walter Watson.

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