News in Brief: November 2017
ArcelorMittal has a new publication focusing on high-rise buildings that was produced with the assistance and guidance of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The guide highlights how structural steel can be used effectively in tall buildings and includes various effective structural options such as: use of S460, stiffness considerations including outrigger design, recommendations for seismic design, life cycle assessment and composite mega-columns. It can be downloaded from: http://sections.arcelormittal.com/library/technical-brochures.html
The third in a series of quarterly supplements entitled Costing Steelwork, has been published in Building Magazine. Steel for Life has partnered with the magazine along with Aecom to produce the series, which comprises studies into offices, education, industrial (this edition), mixed-use and retail buildings. This edition, as well as all other archive features and supplements can be found at: www.steelconstruction.info/Steel_construction_news
Cleveland Bridge has reported profits of £4M for its financial year ending 31 December 2016 – an increase of more than £1.5M on the previous year. The company said it has secured a number of UK and international projects, which will support further turnover growth, which is forecast to be in the region of £60M in 2018.
Developer LondonMetric Property has announced its acquisition of the 40-acre Bedford Link site on which it plans to build a £60M logistics park. The site has planning consent for up to 62,200m² of logistics space and all other conditions relating to the purchase have now been satisfied. It is situated on the A421, close to junction 13 of the M1.
A planning application has been submitted to Birmingham City Council by U+I, the property regeneration specialist, and Calthorpe Estates to redevelop an outdated commercial site in Edgbaston into a major new mixed-use scheme named New Garden Square.