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Mega shed targets BREEAM ‘Excellent’

Tenders are being invited for construction of what will be one of the UK’s largest sheds, a four-storey, 213,000m² ‘mega shed’ to be built on the site …

Work continues apace on Midland’s inland port

Covering 700 acres, a game-changing distribution hub (inland port) is under construction in Leicestershire. Known as the SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands …

BIM proves value for Sainsbury’s

A new portal framed Sainsbury’s distribution centre is being built in three phases to allow the company to continue operating from the site. A large multi …

Construction starts on Avonmouth distribution centre

More than 1,500t of structural steelwork is being erected for a huge new £20M regional distribution centre for The Co-operative Group in Avonmouth. Caunton …

Controlled steel erection makes landing

  A new 15,000m² facility for the Moog flight controls business in Wolverhampton has been erected by Caunton Engineering. More than 800t of structural …

Around the press: January 2012

The Structural Engineer 15 November 2011 Structural Awards 2011 (London 2012 Velodrome) On track for a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, it also has other …

40 Years Ago: Special steel dock for aircraft tail

Taken from Building with Steel, 1966 The huge steel framed hangar built to house VC10 jets of the British United Airways’ fleet was one of the major …

Alternatives to Portal Frames

Steel sheds are usually portal frames. This is a well-established form of construction, but there are reasons for other types of frame to be considered. John …

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