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NEWS New European standard for as EN 1090-2, is set to replace the of Execution Classes. There are over-riding national regulations that NEWS IN BRIEF-, the company has announced theFollowing SIAC’s acquisition ofBison Structures, now known asSIAC Tetbury Steelhas appointed Howell James asManaging Director and ChiefExecutive of its UK business. MrJames joins from AMEC and willbe responsible for operations including glazing, facades, roofingand cladding.Kaltenbach“Specifiers can classify structures,The standard also makes Weldingcomponents or details in terms ofthe Execution Class, or there may beEN 1090-2 introduces the conceptcontractors should be aware of,”said Dr Moore.details requirements for safety in“The standard for the Execution fabrication and erection From early 2008 a new European standard for the fabrication and erection of steel structures, known current British Standards. four of these classes and each one do so,” added Dr Moore. of Steel and Aluminium Structures is critical structures. Quality Management to BS EN currently with the CEN project team, Execution Class One relates to ISO 3834 mandatory through the dates for the International Part- but will go for formal vote this year farm buildings, while Two, Three and Execution Classes. ners in Steel event 2007. Running and when approved it will replace Four cover buildings, bridges and “This means that the quality from 25-27 April, visitors can both BS 5950-2 and BS 5400-6,” said special structures such as power system shall cover all procedures see demonstrations of the latest Dr David Moore, BCSA Director of stations respectively. as detailed in the appropriate part steel processing and handling Engineering. Each class has a set of parameters of BS EN ISO 3834. Depending on equipment, including a robotic, “There are a number of significant governing fabrication and erection, the Execution Class, the steelwork fully automated structural steel differences between the old and these include traceability, contractor will need to identify a welding line. Anyone wishing to and forthcoming standards that marking, tolerances and welding responsible welding coordinator,” attend the event should contact specifiers, designers and steelwork quality management. summed up Dr Moore. Filomena Petronzi Tel: 01234 213201. MK Dons stadium ready for new season The Australian Steel Institute (ASI) will be holding a Steel Con- struction Convention from 28-30 October in Sydney. The ASI said it is expecting a strong attend- ance from UK delegates and partners. For further details con- tact the ASI at www.steel.org.au Steelwork erection has recently breaking architectural structural standard cantilever steel roof form. A new CSCS card, the PQP (Pro- been completed for the new 30,000 steel design, says Sinclair Knight Rowecord says this was done by fessionally Qualified Person) seat capacity stadium for the Milton Mertz, engineers for the project. using cantilever trusses to span the card is now available. It is pre- Keynes Dons football club, with the The company says the main driver 35m above the terraces, and com- dominantly aimed at those with facility scheduled to open for the for the design was to create the il- bining the use of square and circu- recognised qualifications and 2007-08 season in August. lusion of the canopy roof over the lar hollow sections to give the most membership of institutions with Rowecord Engineering has erect- seating to appear as a floating disk economical solution in terms of de- CPD who need to visit sites, but ed more than 4,000t of structural over the stadium. sign and fabrication. are not site based. steelwork for the project and is cur- The structural design solution Meanwhile, the four sides of the rently installing the last remaining needed to rely on elegance through roof are linked through a weave of The new CDM Regulations are sections for the adjoining 5,000 ca- simplicity and so the hovering disk slender tension only bracing mem- with the Minister to be signed pacity arena. appearance was achieved through bers which efficiently perform multi- before implementation on 6 The stadium features a ground- an innovative development of the ple structural functions. April 2007. The Approved Code of Practice is now prepared but Steel decker reaches safety landmark regulations are signed. An offi-will not be published until the Skanska UK specialist steel decking company Richard cial launch of the CDM will take Lees, has notched up one million accident-free man place on 6 March at the Con- hours. struction Confederation Offices. The company said this statistic has been achieved despite its workforce being employed on some of the Graham Wood Structural has most demanding environments in UK construction. announced a record turnover for Mark Kelly, Environmental Health & Safety Manager 2006. Managing Director, Russell at Richard Lees, said: “We work on all manner of projects Thomson said: “Our success is from high-rise office developments to small mezzanine born out of our reliable and flexi- floors. But, whatever the size and complexity, there’s an ble service and our confident be- inherent risk.” lief in the future of the construc- The recent achievement follows a sustained health tion industry.” The company has and safety drive at the company. This included the recently invested more than £1m introduction of safety netting as the default method of in new fabrication equipment for fall arrest for operatives working at height during the its Lancing, East Sussex facility. installation of decking systems. NSC March 2007 9


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