Steel for Life gathers pace
The first sponsors have signed up to the constructional steelwork supply chain’s new market development programme, Steel for Life, which has been established to ensure that steel maintains its position as the preferred framing solution for key construction markets.
To ensure construction industry specifiers have all they need to make designing in steel straightforward and cost-effective, Steel for Life will draw on the resources of the integrated steel supply chain.
Sponsors from across the supply chain fund Steel for Life along with the British Constructional Steelwork Association and there are four separate sponsorship levels, Headline, Gold, Silver and Bronze. The first sponsors are:
Headline: ArcelorMittal Commercial UK; Barrett Steel; Jamestown; Trimble Solutions (UK).
Gold: AJN Steelstock; Ficep UK; National Tube Stockholders and Cleveland Steel & Tubes; Wedge Group Galvanizing
Silver: Hadley Group, Building Products Division; Jack Tighe
Bronze: BAPP Group of Companies; Barnshaw Section Benders; Hempel; Joseph Ash Galvanizing; Kaltenbach; Tension Control Bolts.
“Jamestown is delighted to be involved with Steel for Life. It is of vital importance that the use of steel is promoted, publicised, marketed and given maximum exposure, so that our sector remains strong,” said Jamestown Cladding and Profiling General Manager Fiacre Creegan.
“As an industry we must work to firstly maintain, but ultimately grow our presence among the range of competing construction materials. Jamestown obviously seeks to grow, in line with overall sector growth, which Steel for Life will bring. We are committed to Steel for Life and delighted to be such a significant part of this project.”
Barrett Steel Group Managing Director James Barrett commented: “We are delighted to be the headline sponsor for the distribution and stockholding sector of Steel for Life.
“Throughout our 150 year history Barrett has remained at the forefront of the sector by continuing to improve our added value service to our customer base. We look forward to working closely with Steel for Life in the coming years to promote the constructional steel sector, and helping to deliver a successful and sustainable future for all members of the steel supply chain.”
Trimble Solutions (UK) Managing Director Andrew Bellerby said: “Trimble decided to join the Steel for Life initiative to help promote and advance the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and technology in construction, an area where steel is ahead of most of the industry.”
Roy Eshelby, Managing Director ArcelorMittal Commercial UK said: “ArcelorMittal, as a leading supplier of sections and merchant bars to the UK’s construction industry, enthusiastically supports Steel for Life as a headline sponsor.
“We aim to strengthen our commitment to the long-term relationships we have with UK customers while information made available to the whole supply chain will make the advantages of steel offered to the construction sector even more visible and transparent.”
An independent Advisory Board, comprising BCSA members, staff and Headline sponsors oversees the Steel for Life initiative to ensure a tailored and collaborative offering.
The Advisory Board meets three times a year to discuss ongoing strategy, priorities and programme activity.
In addition to the continuation of existing activities including New Steel Construction magazine and SteelConstruction.info, Steel for Life is keen to work closely with specifiers to provide what they need to help them deliver successful steel construction projects for their clients.
If you are a specifier and keen to provide feedback on steel resources please contact Christina Gulvanessian: Christina.Gulvanessian@steelconstruction.org