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News in Brief: September 2006

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The SCI will hold its annual lunch on 16 November at London’s Landmark Hotel. For further information contact Clare Convy, Tel: 01344 636549, 

Corus International has expanded its Middle Eastern construction presence by investing in a new facility in Dubai to produce steel decking profiles. The facility will manufacturer two profiles, CF46 and the deeper CF80, which will be the first fire-rated steel composite deckings to be made in the Gulf region.

Easi-edge has undergone a total re-branding exercise which covers all aspects of its corporate stationary and literature as well as vehicle liveries and site signs. The company website has been redesigned and a new logo is now present on all products.

The BCSA has teamed up with Willans Solicitors to form a debt recovery service exclusively for its members. Willans will be able to chase members unpaid debts at a discounted cost and the service is available now.

The BCSA now offers its members a full range of insurances: PI, Employers’, Public & Products Liabilities and Insolvency Protection via Griffiths and Armour. For further details contact: Simon Keenan of Griffiths and Armour on 0151 236 5656. Additionally, Quinn Direct provides a special deal for BCSA members on its insurances.

Metsec’s lattice joists division has supplied long span, curved lightweight steel lattice trusses to support the roof of a new medical centre in Staplehurst, Kent. Planning restrictions meant the ridge height of the two-storey building was critical but the high strength to weight ratio of Metsec’s trusses allowed the engineers to design a solution which was sufficiently shallow at the eaves and still achieved the required long spans.

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