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News in Brief: October 2016

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The Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS) is looking for experienced contract auditors to join their team. Interested candidates should send their CV to: Ms Kim Feneley, SCCS, Unit 4, Hayfield Business Park, Field Lane, Auckley, Doncaster DN9 3FL or email:

Structural steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal has updated two of its pre-design software packages with the launch of ABC v3.42 and Angelina v3.03.  ABC enables designers to consider shallow steel solution incorporating Integrated (IFB) and Slim Floor Beams (SFB) in both the cold and fire conditions for multi-storey buildings.  Angelina assists designers looking for the advantages of castellated beams with sinusoidal openings in single and multi-storey buildings.  Both ABC and Angelina software packages facilitate design according to the principles of the Eurocodes and are free to download from

Barrett Steel has secured £80M from HSBC as part of a funding package as it aims to grow its turnover to £300M. It has a five-year plan with which it aims to secure customers in new sectors and boost its turnover by £50M, by 2020.

The Ordsall Chord project in Manchester has won the Best Infrastructure category at the Tekla Global BIM awards, which recognise jobs that are pushing the boundaries of BIM to create impressive structures. The civil engineering contractor, Skanska BAM JV, appointed a joint venture between AECOM and Mott MacDonald, at tender stage along with steelwork subcontractor Severfield.

Billington Holdings has announced its strongest ever order book with plentiful work into next year. Interim results for the six months up to 30 June 2016 produced a profit before tax of £1.74M with a 10% increase in revenue to £27M.

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