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NEWS Last chance to book for Steel Construction Conference The Steel Construction Conference Roger Plank of Sheffield University. Future Construction Market”. There of the steel construction market, and Exhibition is only days away. Richard Elliott, Head of Construction will also be presentations on the including everything from steelwork Highlights of the event, to be held at British Land, will give the keynote Swale Bridge, Blackburn Hospital, contractors to suppliers of software, on 15 November at The Brewery, address on ‘The Client’s View of the use of steel in residential purlins, cladding, and corrosion Chiswell Street in the City of London, Sustainable Steel Construction’. The buildings, and London’s proposed protection. will include the launch of the BCSA’s BBC presenter John Humphrys will Shard of Glass tower Booking forms are available online Sustainability Charter by Professor chair a panel discussion on “The Exhibitors will cover the whole at www.steelconstruction.org Steel acclaimed in construction industry awards One of the most technically demanding bridge projects at the Awards, including the winner of Corus’s Alan strengthening projects ever undertaken in the the Small Civil Engineering Project category – the Todd (left) and UK emerged as the winner of the Major Projects £2.97M reconstruction of two bridges carrying Culture Secretary category at last month’s British Construction 10 sets of rail tracks in Battersea, south west Tessa Jowell present architect Industry Awards. London. Rab Bennetts The £82.7M project to strengthen the Tinsley Here, Edmund Nuttall used two rail-mounted of Bennetts Viaduct (below left) in South Yorkshire took three cranes to take out 360 tonnes of old bridge Associates (right) years to complete and involved designing and beams, 200 tonnes of brick rubble and 60 tonnes with the Building fitting 114,000 tailor-made steel strengthening of timbers, and to put in 400 tonnes of new bridge Award for Brighton components. deck sections. Jubilee Library. The BCIA judges complemented the Tinsley Corus sponsored the Building Award for team for completing the work on time, below ten- projects between £3M and £50M. The winner was and built by Laing O’Rourke at a cost of £70 der cost and with an exemplary safety record. the Jubilee Library, Brighton (below right), which million. Edmund Nuttall carried out the design and build also won the Prime Minister’s Award for Better Described by the judges as “easily the winner contract for the Highways Agency, with Owen Wil- Public Buildings. from a group of excellent competing municipal liams as structural engineer and Cleveland Bridge The winner in the Local Authority category was entries”, The Sage incorporates three adjacent UK as the specialist steelwork subcontractor. The Sage music centre in Gateshead, designed by – but acoustically isolated – performance halls Steel featured prominently in many other Foster and Partners and Connell Mott MacDonald, wrapped in a stainless steel roof. Diary 10 November 17 November 22–24 November SCI Annual Dinner British Stainless Steel Association Civils 2005 Exhibition Landmark Hotel, London. Guest speaker, John Sergeant Conference and Dinner Olympia, London Further details: l.chamberlain@steel-sci.com “Stainless Steel – Converting Opportunities Visit the innovative double-deck Corus stand for the into Reality” latest information on the full range of Corus products. 15 November Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. Corus’s Chris Dolling gives a free technical seminar on Steel Construction Conference and Exhibition Contact Alison Murphy/Rakhee Jaria 0114 2671 260 Weathering Steel Bridges on the 22nd. The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1. or enquiry@bssa.org.uk Details: www.civils.com Organised by BCSA. Contact: Gillian.mitchell@steelconstruction.org 10 NSC November/December 2005


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