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The new Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) ‘Yellow Book’ (5th edition) covers the fire protection of structural steelwork to provide compliance with building regulations. It has been fully revised to make it easier to navigate and to cater for the new fire test and assessment methods in Europe for cellular beams. It also provides a comprehensive guide to proprietary materials and systems, all of which are manufactured, marketed or site-applied by ASFP members.  To download click here.

A steel-framed double cantilevered residential tower is to be constructed in Stratford, east London. Bouygues will start work on the 42-storey structure, designed by SOM architects, in October.

Structural design software developer Graitec has acquired MicroCAD, a well established autodesk CAD solutions provider. The combined company will have a turnover in excess of £17M with over 70 staff supporting thousands of customers across the UK.

Kaltenbach has launched two new models for the punching and shearing of angle and flat materials. The company says the KPS-A 167 and KPS-A 207 replace their previous KPS models and have been completely redesigned.

Structural Metal Decks (SMD) has signed a new, long term agreement with Hilti for more than 100 direct fastening tools, renewing a relationship dating back to 1999.

Tata Steel’s app for steel section properties and member capacities for design to BS5950 and EC3 can be downloaded for free from the Apple App store.

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