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News in Brief – April 2015

Two new businesses have been launched by Barrett Steel, Barrett Materials Handling and Barrett Specialist Vehicles, which the company says is part of its …

Record number of attendees for steel seminars

The recently concluded series of Steel Essentials seminars attracted a record number of attendees across all four venues. Last autumn’s series of seminars …

Fire guide for the steel sector now available

All the information that architects and engineers need to know about designing for fire has been brought together in a new free technical guide from the steel …

Lessons from Madrid

Dr Roger Pope analyses the Spanish report into the causes of the Windsor building fire in Madrid. Unprotected steel mullions were not the sole cause of the …

Spanish condemn Madrid fire concrete

Spanish authorities have produced their report on the Windsor Building fire in Madrid a year ago, condemning the surviving elements of the concrete structure …

March 2006 – The greening of sheds

Steel sector delegates at the major two-day sheds event in Newport last month (see News) heard much to please as well as much to challenge. The event was aimed …

Questions raised over WTC report

The official conference organised to launch the report into the collapse of the World Trade Center towers took place in September. John Dowling of Corus …

United States can learn from worldwide fire engineering expertise

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology makes 30 recommendations to improve the safety of tall buildings in its report on the collapse of the …

New forum to address practical fire safety issues

The Structural Fire Safety Forum, a new body set up in a joint initiative by the Steel Construction Institute and the Association for Specialist Fire …

Steel in Fire: the latest news

The performance of steel in fire has been proven through comprehensive tests worldwide. In the first of a series of fire engineering articles John Dowling of …

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