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News in Brief: October 2019

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The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has announced that Dr David Moore, currently Director of Engineering has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of BCSA following Director General Sarah McCann Bartlett’s resignation.

ArcelorMittal has published an English language version of its Pre-design Tables for Filler Beam Railway Bridges according to Eurocode. The tables are said to allow quick pre-design of filler beam bridges with spans up to 35m. Five categories are considered with service speeds up to 300km/h. The tables can be downloaded from

The BCSA is one of the sponsors for the international conference, Eurosteel, which is coming to Sheffield in September 2020. More information is available on the Conference website (, or contact the conference administration on

Steelwork contractor Billington has delivered record revenue for the first half of 2019 stating that a number of major project wins has helped raise group revenue to £47M. Its accrued revenues generated a pre-tax profit in the six months to June up 38% to £2.68M. Additionally, the Group’s operating margin rose to 5.6% from 4.9% for the previous six months.

Developer Chancerygate has awarded a £10.7M contract to Caddick Construction to build the first phase of its Novus business park in Knutsford, Cheshire. At 22,600m²in total, Novus has a gross development value of about £33M and is expected to create up to 700 jobs.

Property developer Osborne+Co has been given the go-ahead by Glasgow City Council to deliver a new commercial scheme at Argyle Street in the city’s International Financial Services District (IFSD). Designed by Glasgow-based architects Cooper Cromar, the scheme will provide approximately 25,000m²of Grade A office space over 14-storeys.

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