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News in Brief – November 2015

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EMO Milan 2015 (World of Metalworking) was the launch pad for Ficep’s latest CNC high-speed drilling line known as Rapid. The company said the new drilling line is suitable for angles and flats, and offers high productivity, quality, flexibility, accuracy and lower production costs.

StruM.I.S has announced the release of the new Tekla Version 21.1 Plugin for BIMReview and StruM.I.S. The release is said to allow Tekla users a unique link with StruM.I.S and BIMReview from within the Tekla 21.1 environment.

Main contractor Skanska has completed the 66 Queen Square project in Bristol [see NSC Nov/Dec 2014] with KPMG taking occupancy of the majority of the building’s floor space. Steelwork contractor for the project was locally-based William Haley Engineering.

Southend United Football Club has unveiled fresh plans that are being backed by developer British Land for a new steel-framed stadium. The latest plan will see the 21,000-seat arena complex flanked by three major apartment blocks, helping to fund the scheme at Fossetts Farm. The project will also include a 12-screen cinema, retail and restaurant floorspace together with related ancillary infrastructure.

Planning consent has been granted to EDF Energy for it to construct a gas-fired power station at Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire.  A project spokesperson said the job would provide 1,500 construction jobs over its three-year build, and many of the power station’s buildings would be steel-framed.

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