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News in Brief – May 2015

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Tekla has launched Tekla Structural Designer, said to be a dedicated analysis and design software for structural engineers working on commercial building projects. The company says it complements Tekla Structures – extending the benefits of 3D modelling for engineers.

Severfield has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nottingham Trent University providing a platform for learning and development of company employees and university students. The MOU also offers the opportunity for both parties to work collaboratively on research and development projects and will give university students the chance of work placements and long-term careers with Severfield.

The Derby Arena, the first new-build velodrome to be constructed in England since the 2012 Olympics, has been opened. Main contractor for the project was Bowmer & Kirkland and the steel was fabricated, supplied and erected by Billington Structures.

Sherwin-Williams’s Protective & Marine Coatings Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division will supply coatings for the new roof of the former London 2012 Olympic stadium. Working on behalf of main contractor Balfour Beatty, the roof steelwork is being fabricated and painted by William Hare, and it is estimated that more than 50,000 litres of Sherwin-Williams coatings will be required. The project is scheduled to be complete this summer in time to host five matches of the Rugby World Cup. West Ham United FC will relocate from its present home in Upton Park to the reconfigured stadium as from summer 2016.

Acrow Galvanizing (part of the Wedge Group) has begun constructing a new state-of-the-art £6M steel-framed facility in Haverhill, Essex. The company, which has been based in nearby Saffron Walden since the mid 1970s and employs 41 people, says the relocation is part of Wedge Group Galvanizing’s commitment to enhancing its services. Approximately 220t of galvanized structural steelwork will be supplied and erected for the project by TSI Structures.

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