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News in Brief: November 2014

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A new City of London office tower, 52 Lime Street (dubbed the Scalpel), has been awarded the first-ever BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 certificate for sustainable building design. It has also been awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating. Designed by architect Kohn Pedersen Fox, and engineered by Arup the steel-framed tower will be approximately 190m tall, with 35 floors of offices above ground and mezzanine levels, with an additional two basement and two roof plant levels. It is due for completion in 2017.

Lindapter is celebrating its 80th birthday this year. Founded by Bradford engineer Henry Lindsay, the company began by producing a new concept for connecting steelwork and today its clamping systems are used throughout the world.

Border Steelwork Structures has achieved Achilles ‘Building Confidence’ Level 5 accreditation for its work on the Harraby Community Campus in Cumbria. Main contractor for this project is Laing O’Rourke.

Acecad Software has announced the introduction of an upgrade that allows users of the detailing system SDS/2 (from Design Data) to get StruM.I.S steel fabrication system project information directly from within the SDS/2 system itself. This provides SDS/2 users with critical StruM.I.S data, without having to physically contact the StruM.I.S user.

Barrett Steel said it will make history in November 2014 when it installs a 1500mm diameter tube plasma profiler at its site in Middlesbrough. The RB1500 profiler is the first of its kind to be installed in England and represents a £600,000 investment. The machine will be used for applications within the expanding offshore renewable (wind), oil & gas and construction sectors.

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