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News in Brief: September 2017

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Lindapter’s Type AAF clamps have been specified for attaching multiple support brackets to steel beams at the Allerton Waste Recovery Park in North Yorkshire. BHC has erected 1,866t of steelwork for the project, which is on track to be complete by the end of this year.

Graitec, the international BIM, simulation and fabrication software developer has launched Graitec Advance 2018, which it claims provides unrivalled modelling and design solutions to the steel fabrication market. The 2018 release enhances a set of new functionalities which help the user to apply a streamlined structural workflow, sharing intelligent BIM data between Autodesk products (Revit®, Advance Steel, BIM 360®) and Graitec products (Advance Design®, BIM Designers®, PowerPack®) as well as automating modelling, analysis, design, detailing and fabrication tasks.

Internet provider Google has been given the go-ahead by Camden Council’s planning committee to build its new £1bn headquarters in King’s Cross, London. Main contractor Lendlease will start on site next year on a contract believed to be worth around £350M. The 11-storey building, designed by Heatherwick Studios and BIG, in collaboration with BDP, will feature steel-framed elements.

Coatings manufacturer Hempel has introduced Hempaprime Multi 500, a new epoxy intermediate coating that is said to offer a longer service life for industrial assets and steelwork.

Developer Palace Capital has been given the go ahead for a major mixed-use scheme in the centre of York. The project will see the existing Hudson House site at Toft Green redeveloped into a four-block scheme of 127 flats, and offices totalling around 12,300m².

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