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Steel sector’s quality highlighted by SSDA shortlist

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The shortlist for the 45th Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA) has been announced by the British Constructional Steelwork Association and Tata Steel.

This year’s shortlist consists of 16 projects and reflects steel’s appeal with a variety of sectors ranging from offices/commercial, transport, energy, education and sports facilities and a variety of bridges, together with a theatre and a major tourist attraction.

David Lazenby CBE, Chairman of the SSDA Judging Panel, said: “The judges are conscious of trends over the years. It remains clear that closer and cooperative relationships within project teams (including the client) have never been more important, nor the need for a thoroughly professional approach to the training and qualification of people, and proper traceability of processes and materials.

“This year we again see a highly professional performance from the industry, with technical competence and careful management of the work. These are not achieved easily, but are key to the satisfaction of the client.”

The winners of the 2013 SSDAs will be announced at an evening reception at Madame Tussauds in London on 9 July.

SSDA Shortlist
2013 10 Brock St, London
A406 Wilmer Way Footbridge, London
Air W1, London Brent Civic Centre, London
Emirates Air Line, connecting Greenwich Peninsula and The Royal Docks, London
Manchester Road Bridge, Bradford
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
NFC St Georges Park, Burton-on-Trent
Sky Wind Turbine, London
Snow Hill 2, Birmingham
South Wolverhampton & Bilston Academy, Wolverhampton
The Crystal, London
The Cutty Sark, London
Saints Stadium Footbridge, St Helens
The Shoal, London
Twin Sails Bridge, Poole

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