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News in Brief – October 2010

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The Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS) has obtained UKAS accreditation to National Highway Sector Scheme 20 for the execution of steelwork in transportation infrastructure assets.

Approximately 110t of cold rolled Multibeam purlins and rails, as well as 17,000m2 of Multideck 60-V2 and associated products from Kingspan Structural Products have been specified for Silverstone’s iconic new pit and paddock complex (see page 22).

Hilti has made a global investment of £7M for the development of its new Global Contact Centre. The system allows Hilti to segment its customer service departments into dedicated teams covering all market sectors including steel construction mechanical.

Over 50 on-line advisory questions and answers have now been published on SCI’s Steelbiz website. All SCI members have free access to the site’s answers – usually alerted by an automatic email giving links to the new additions. Members can choose to receive the weekly alerts via the ‘preferences’ link on the site’s home page.

Work on the Medical Research Council’s new Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge topped out during the early part of September. The building’s steelwork programme is being carried out by Fisher Engineering.

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