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News in Brief – September 2010

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More than 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 used on Silverstone’s new pit and paddock complex. Kingspan says its Multibeam purlins and rails are engineered to ensure maximum performance and are available in section heights from 145mm to 350mm, with flange widths from 65mm to 90mm and gauges from 1.2mm to 2.7mm.

AceCad Software has launched its StruAEC evolution series solution for the building and construction industries. It is said to offer a unique opportunity to collaborate effectively across contracting strategies to gain more value when executing structural steel projects, while also reducing steelwork design and fabrication costs. StruAEC evolution suite includes StruEngineer, StruCad and   many other features.

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal visited Bolton based coatings manufacturer, Leighs Paints to see first-hand how northwest businesses are helping to build London 2012. As Director of the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, HRH was keen to visit the specialist coatings manufacturer, whose high-performance fire protection coatings are being utilised on several venues on the Olympic Park, including the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre and International Media Centre. The visit which also coincided with the company’s 150th Anniversary, included a tour of the factory where HRH was shown the process of paint-making, met employees who have worked on the Olympic contracts, and saw a live demonstration of the company’s fire testing facility.

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