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CONTENTS FEBRUARY 2006VOL14NO2 NEW STEEL CONSTRUCTION www.new-steel-construction.com Cover Image DUNDRUM SHOPPING CENTRE Developer: Crossridge Investments Steelwork Contractor: Fisher Engineering Architect: Burke-Kennedy Doyle & Partners Structural Engineer: TJ O’Connor & Associates 5 Editor’s comment Nick Barrett welcomes good news from the Market EDITOR Shares Survey and growing recognition of the importance of sheds. Nick Barrett Tel: 01323 422483 nick@new-steel-construction.com 6 News Steel captured a record breaking share of the market in 2005, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR as the latest Market Shares Survey reveals Ty Byrd Tel: 01892 524455 ty@barrett-byrd.com 10 Diary PRODUCTION EDITOR Andrew Pilcher Tel: 01892 524481 andrew@new-steel-construction.com FEATURES ISDN: 01892 557302 12 A high quality retail development near Dublin was delivered on time NEWS REPORTERS Mike Walter, Victoria Gough thanks to a great demonstration of the flexibility of steel, as Jon ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Masters discovers. Sally Devine Tel: 01474 833871 sally@new-steel-construction.com 16 Exacting tolerances were demanded on a very cramped central London university project. Margo Cole reports on how the entire PUBLISHED BY construction team rose to the challenge. The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd 4 Whitehall Court, Westminster, London SW1A 2ES 20 An innovative steel ground beam means steel can replace concrete for Telephone 020 7839 8566 Fax 020 7976 1634 Website www.steelconstruction.org shed foundations. Email postroom@steelconstruction.org 22 Architect Nicholas Grimshaw is taking a back seat at his company, The Steel Construction Institute but Grimshaw continues its development as a fully mature, leading Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7QN international architectural practice, as Managing Director Chris Nash Telephone 01344 623 345 Fax 01344 622 944 Website www.steel-sci.org tells Nick Barrett. Email reception@steel-sci.org 26 Sheds are becoming increasingly vital to the national economy, so Corus Construction and Industrial new guidance for all in the Supersheds supply chain from the Steel PO Box 1, Brigg Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1BP Construction Institute is especially timely. Telephone 01724 404040 Fax 01724 404224 Website www.corusconstruction.com 30 Steel enjoys a high reputation in the education sector; this report from Email tsm@corusgroup.com David Fowler about a landmark student accommodation project in CONTRACT PUBLISHER & ADVERTISING SALES Leeds shows why Barrett, Byrd Associates Linden House, Linden Close, 32 The Steel Construction Institute reports on a practical solution to Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8HH software integration when there were no common data exchange Tel: 01892 524455 www.barrett-byrd.com models available. 34 New and Revised Codes and Standards EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Dr D Tordoff (Chairman); Mr N Barrett; Mrs Sally Devine; 34 Courses and Seminars Mr D G Brown, SCI; Mr J P Cartz, BDP; Mr M Crosby, FaberMaunsell; Mr R Gordon, Mace Ltd; 36 40 Years Ago The adaptability of steelwork was up there in lights on Mr W Gover, Consultant; Mr R Harrison, Glentworth Fabrications a cinema project in 1966, as we see from the pages of Building With Ltd; Mr A Hughes, Tubelines; Mr A Palmer, Buro Happold; Steel Mr R Steeper, Corus; Mr O Tyler, Wilkinson Eyre, The role of the Editorial Advisory Board is to advise on the overall style 37 Publications and content of the magazine. 38 Advisory Desk The latest advice from the Steel Construction Institute New Steel Construction welcomes contributions on any suitable topics relating to is contained in AD 295 and AD 296 steel construction. Publication is at the discretion of the Editor. Views expressed in 40 BCSA members this publication are not necessarily those of the BCSA, SCI, Corus or the Contract Publisher. Although care has been taken to ensure that all information contained 42 Register of Qualified Steelworkers herein is accurate with relation to either matters of fact or accepted practice at the time of publication, the BCSA, SCI, Corus and the Editor assume no responsibility for 43 SCI members any errors or misinterpretations of such information or any loss or damage arising from or related to its use. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the permission of the publishers. CHANGES TO THE MAILING LIST If you wish to notify us of a change: Non Members of either the SCI or the BCSA please telephone Corus on 01724 404863 Members BCSA Telephone BCSA on 020 7839 8566 Members SCI Telephone SCI on 01344 623 345 SUBSCRIPTIONS To take out a subscription please telephone 01344 623 345 Annual subscription £92.00 UK, £117.00 elsewhere. The British Constructional All rights reserved ©2006. ISSN 0968-0098 Steelwork Association Ltd NSC February 2006 3


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