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News in Brief: September/October 2013

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Three steel construction webinars are to be held: 26 September on the subject of pricing; 17 October on fire protection and 14 November on cost comparison. For more details visit:

The updated version of the Eurocode Blue Book (P363) is now available from SCI’s shop The publication provides section property data and comprehensive tables of member resistances for S275 and S355 steel. Resistance tables are also provided for combined bending and compression, web resistance and shear resistance. All resistances are calculated in accordance with BS EN 1993.

Cleveland Bridge has won a multi million pound contract to supply the government of Sri Lanka with 210 bridges. With a total steel tonnage exceeding 3,500t, the rural bridges will be transported to the Indian Ocean island piece small and assembled on site.

The Crystal (Siemens centre) in east London has been certified as BREEAM ‘Outstanding’. The steel framed building was a shortlisted project for this year’s SSDA and has been described a benchmark for sustainable construction and operation.

Metsec has launched its latest version of the MetSPEC software for the design of purlins, side rails and mezzanine floor joists to the Eurocodes.

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