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News in Brief – September 2011

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Structural engineering software developer, CSC, has released the latest update of its structural calculation software, Tedds. Along with a range of new features and enhancements, the update provides compatibility with Word 2010, benefiting structural engineers across the globe. The latest update is available across all of the global Tedds libraries, including calculations for British Standards, Eurocodes and US and Australian codes. All supported Tedds users will automatically receive this update as part of their maintenance contract. To find out more visit

Metsec has launched the first of a series of web-based seminars aimed at providing specifiers with essential support in fulfilling their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The seminars cover lattice beams and provide information on their manufacture, specification and use in a variety of building situations. They are presented in a clear, logical sequence, allowing participants to study the course information at their own pace by providing navigation which facilitates pause, rewind and forward functions. Once study of the seminar material is complete, the student undertakes a multiple choice question and answer session, the successful completion of which results in the attainment of a personalised CPD certificate delivered to the student by email.

Two high profile steel construction projects – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon and the 2012 Olympic Velodrome –  have made it on to the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist for 2011. The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on 1 October. Meanwhile, London’s Velodrome has also been shortlisted for the 2011 Structural Awards, along with Dublin Airport Terminal Two. Organised by the Institution of Structural Engineers, the winner will be announced on 18 November.

Barrett Steel said it has increased capacity and reduced lead times at its Rotherham facility by investing in an upgrade to cutting operations with the installation of a FICEP Tipo A31 automatic CNC drilling and thermal cutting line.

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