News in Brief: September 2012
Lindapter’s Hollo-Bolt connection for structural hollow sections (SHS) is now CE Marked. Hexagonal, flush fit, countersunk and button/security head variants are all covered by the European Technical Approval 10/0416. Lindapter says structural engineers can now design Hollo-Bolt connections to the Eurocode 3 standard.
Metsec SFS lightweight structural framing system has been used on the £13M redevelopment of The Drapery, a four storey, art deco building in north London. Retaining the building’s original façade, the Metsec system was used to create new residential units.
Safety equipment provider easi-edge has supplied perimeter protection for two landmark education projects currently under construction in Leicester. In length, the company has delivered approximately three miles of edge protection to the City of Leicester College and Crown Hills Community College.
AceCad Software has released BIMReview evolution, which is said to be a collaborative project review tool for design, procurement and construction teams. It enables the import of BIM models and associated data from multiple CAD/BIM authoring tools.
Wessex Galvanizing (part of Wedge Group Galvanizing) has provided 32t of hot dip galvanized steel to support the £6M Brighton wheel. At 50m high, and with 32 passenger gondolas, the wheel is expected to attract 250,000 visitors during its five year installation.