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Wales Millennium team honoured

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From left to right: Allan Collins, ECCS Executive Board Chairman; Keith Vince, Capita Percy Thomas; Iain Hill, Watson Steel Structures; Brian Peckham, Sir Robert McAlpine; Lorraine Bradley, Arup; Mike Dacey, Capita Percy Thomas; Jacques Huillard, ECCS President; Georges Gendebien, ECCS General Secretary

Members of the design team for the Wales Millennium Centre received their award at the 2005 European Convention for Constructional Steelwork in Nice last month.

The award recognises the innovative use of steel in the building, which will play host to a range of productions including opera, ballet and musicals. The choice of steel challenged conventional wisdom that theatres are best constructed in reinforced concrete. “The Wales Millennium Centre demonstrates that steel has substantial benefits to design teams even when acoustic parameters are important,” said the judges’ citation.

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