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News in Brief: September 2016

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Cellular beam specialist Kloeckner Metals UK | Westok has upgraded its Cellbeam software package with the launch of Version 10.2. The software is typically used by steel construction engineers and designers to analyse and design Westok cellbeams and ultra shallow floor beams (USFBs) for single and multi-storey construction projects.
Cellbeam and all of Kloeckner Westok’s software is free to download from

Two major arenas, the Future Arena and Youth Arena, used for the recent Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro were built with the help of building information modelling (BIM) software provider Trimble’s ‘Tekla’ solutions. The software allowed the steelwork contractor to accurately model the structures quicker, with a smoother fabrication process and reduced time and costs.

Structural steel manufacturer voestalpine Metsec has gained Building Information Modelling [BIM] Level 2 accreditation; becoming one of the first cold roll steel forming companies to be certified and one of the first Tier 2 designer and manufacturers to achieve the standard for design and construction in the UK. BIM Level 2 is characterised by the ability to work collaboratively across the supply chain.

Plans have been submitted for a second large office block in the New Bailey regeneration area of Salford. Two New Bailey will be 11-storeys high and built with red steel and glass, according to the plans submitted to Salford City Council. Designed by architects AHMM, the building will offer 17,500m² of office space, nearly double the size of its sister building, the eight-storey One New Bailey, which was completed in May this year.

Locally-based developer Urbo has submitted plans for a £175M mixed-use regeneration scheme in Sheffield city centre. The project, to be known as West Bar Square, has been developed in partnership with Sheffield City Council as a new extension of a regenerated central shopping and business district.

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