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CONTENTS MARCH 2006VOL14NO3 NEW STEEL CONSTRUCTION www.new-steel-construction.com Cover Image THE WILLIS BUILDING Developer: The British Land Company Steelwork Contractor: William Hare Architect: Foster & Partners Structural Engineer: whitbybird 5 Editor’s comment Would-be forensic engineers should hold fire until EDITOR they learn the full facts about the events they seek to explain, argues Nick Barrett Tel: 01323 422483 Nick Barrett nick@new-steel-construction.com CONTRIBUTING EDITOR 6 News The Spanish report on the Windsor building fire in Madrid a Ty Byrd Tel: 01892 524455 ty@barrett-byrd.com year ago confirms that concrete columns collapsed PRODUCTION EDITOR Andrew Pilcher Tel: 01892 524481 10 Diary andrew@new-steel-construction.com 11 Analysis The 2005 Market Shares Survey contains much to cheer ISDN: 01892 557302 NEWS REPORTERS steelwork contractors Mike Walter, Victoria Gough ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER PROFILE Sally Devine Tel: 01474 833871 sally@new-steel-construction.com 12 IstructE Gold Award winner Dr John Roberts has a fondness for fairground rides – designing them anyway, as he tells Ty Byrd. PUBLISHED BY The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd FEATURES 4 Whitehall Court, Westminster, London SW1A 2ES Telephone 020 7839 8566 Fax 020 7976 1634 14 Car parks are definitely taking centre stage in new developments asWebsite www.steelconstruction.org Email postroom@steelconstruction.org Jon Masters discovers at the redevelopment of Enfield’s town centre 18 Long term maintenance and sustainability attractions were key factors The Steel Construction Institute Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7QN in the choice of steel for two Private Finance Initiative schools in Telephone 01344 623 345 Fax 01344 622 944 Derby Website www.steel-sci.org Email reception@steel-sci.org 22 A Norman Foster designed London landmark is rising on the site of the Corus Construction and Industrial old Lloyd’s of London building. Margo Cole reports PO Box 1, Brigg Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1BP Telephone 01724 404040 Fax 01724 404224 26 Dr Roger Pope analyses the Spanish report into the causes of the Website www.corusconstruction.com Windsor building fire in Madrid. Unprotected steel mullions were not Email tsm@corusgroup.com the sole cause of the collapse, he suggests CONTRACT PUBLISHER & ADVERTISING SALES 30 Milton Keynes is getting its own new “field of dreams” in the shape Barrett, Byrd Associates Linden House, Linden Close, of a new football stadium. Choice of steel and near constant value Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8HH engineering are ensuring a highly cost effective playing field Tel: 01892 524455 www.barrett-byrd.com 32 Drafts of the UK National Annexes to the Eurocode suggest convergence with the British Standard, but David Brown of the Steel EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Construction Institute says there will be significant changes regarding Dr D Tordoff (Chairman); Mr N Barrett; Mrs Sally Devine; determination of wind loads Mr D G Brown, SCI; Mr J P Cartz, BDP; Mr M Crosby, FaberMaunsell; Mr R Gordon, Mace Ltd; 34 New and Revised Codes and Standards Mr W Gover, Consultant; Mr R Harrison, Glentworth Fabrications Ltd; Mr A Hughes, Tubelines; Mr A Palmer, Buro Happold; 34 Courses and Seminars Mr R Steeper, Corus; Mr O Tyler, Wilkinson Eyre, The role of the Editorial Advisory Board is to advise on the overall style 36 40 Years Ago Our look back through the pages of Building With Steel and content of the magazine. finds the industry making its early contact with North Sea oil market 38 Advisory Desk The latest advisory notes from the Steel Construction New Steel Construction welcomes contributions on any suitable topics relating to steel construction. Publication is at the discretion of the Editor. Views expressed in Institute, AD 297 and AD 298 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 39 Publications herein is accurate with relation to either matters of fact or accepted practice at the 40 BCSA members time of publication, the BCSA, SCI, Corus and the Editor assume no responsibility for any errors or misinterpretations of such information or any loss or damage arising 42 SCI members 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 March 2006 3


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