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News in Brief – November/December 2011

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Structural software developer, CSC, has released a new BIM integration tool, Revit Integrator. This free tool enables structural engineers and technicians to synchronise models between Autodesk Revit Structure and CSC’s steel building design software, Fastrak, and concrete building design software, Orion. “Revit Integrator is a major step forward for all those companies involved in Structural BIM, giving enhanced control to the technicians and engineers who share, amend and synchronise models”, said Kevin Lea, BIM Business Development Manager at CSC. “This new functionality will enable synchronisation of models to take place throughout the entire project, without compromising existing or new modelling work.”

The steel framed One New Change (erected by Rowen Structures) won the award for the best large commercial building and the overall supreme award at the 2011 LABC National Building Excellence Awards. The awards recognise the importance of building control in England and Wales in creating safe, accessible and sustainable buildings that are constructed to high standards.

Barrett Steel’s strip and alloys business has made the move into its own independent, larger premises it says will provide its customers with greater stockholdings and faster metals processing, allowing stock items to be picked and packed within one hour from order. New racking is capable of holding more than 1000t of material, and entire bays are dedicated to different material grades for quality purposes.

Kingspan Insulated Panels won the Environment and Sustainability categories at the Flintshire Business Awards. Held  at Soughton Hall, Northop, the award ceremony celebrated the growth, development and entrepreneurial spirit of businesses across Flintshire with eleven different award categories.

Metsec’s  new “Rapid Rail Support System” allows the steel erector to assemble the side rail supports without the need for tools, nuts, bolts or washers, therefore considerably reducing installation time. The system comprises a new 55mm deep channel with two new end fixings, a locater end and a lock end, which simply clip together through the standard holes provided in the rail.

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