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A topping-out ceremony on 16 August marked the completion of the roof at Arsenal FC’s new Emirates Stadium. Sir Robert McAlpine Project Director Rolv Kristiansen said: “We are extremely pleased with the progress… we are looking forward to completing the construction in time for the start of the 2006/07 season.”

Metsec’s lattice beams division has bought Stratford Joists, making the company the UK’s largest manufacturer of proprietary steel lattice joists and trusses. The two products are complementary, with Metsec’s lattice joists being made from high yield, light gauge steel while Stratford’s are fabricated from hot rolled steel. Bernard Mitchener, who ran Stratford Joists for the last 30 years, has joined Metsec.

Atlas Ward has been chosen as a partner by Willmott Dixon to fabricate and erect 450 tonnes of structural steelwork for the Elmbridge Leisure Centre in Surrey. The £12M PPP project for Elmbridge Borough Council will include two swimming pools, a climbing wall, squash courts and fitness studios.

Corus has awarded a contract to Danieli to install a new caster, furnaces and a seven-stand breakdown mill as part of its £130M investment programme at Scunthorpe steelworks. The caster will directly feed the rod mill and also the medium section mill, and will allow the introduction of rail manufacture on the site as well as improving process efficiency for wire rod manufacture.

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