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NEWS Fasteners gain CE approval accordance with BS EN 14399 with Andrews for over five years and Mr said: “Having Andrews’ QA staff tive. “Westok has a highly inno- NEWS IN BRIEF----- metal serv girder clampsASD LindapterLeeds-basedices has acquired Westok for anundisclosed sum. “This represents a further step in our process of strategic expansion intothe construction sector,” saidMartin Joyce, ASD Chief ExecuBolt-onhave helped provide a fast andflexible solution for the refur-Zhongbin Chairman, Yong Sun,with the diameter and length on, fullcolour coded bags for the diameters,colour finish labels and now CE Approval.”proval so quickly.”The factory has been working with“We’ve added head markingsers Quality Director, said the factoryis the first in China to gain approvalshowing its commitment to totalquality.--Michael Carey, Andrews Fasten Andrews Fasteners’ Chinese partner factory, Zhongbin Fastener Manufac ture, has gained approval by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) for its fasteners to be produced in CE Approval, five months ahead of Carey said the partnership has yield- based full time at the factory was vative range of products and an the 1 October 2007 deadline. ed a number of industry innovations. instrumental in being able to gain ap- excellent reputation.” Distribution centres ough is at the heart of one of the UK’s Mills Viaduct railway bridge onbishment of the Old Cement for strategic site tion centres and forms part of a large the Isle of Wight.-most strategically important distribu multi-purpose development. Metsec’s Framing Division will Steelwork contractor Atlas Ward developer ProLogis, Atlas Ward will Known as Wellingborough East, supply its site fixed, light gauge has started work on its third ware- supply more than 1,600t of struc- the park forms part of a much larger structural framing systems for house to date on the ProLogis Park in tural steelwork for this latest build- 361 hectare development which will the Barrett Homes development Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. ing which will offer approximately include 3,000 new homes, a fully in- in Capital East, on the Royal Vic- Working on behalf of main con- 51,000m2 of floor space. tegrated transport network and high- toria Docks, London. Working tractor Fitzpatrick Contractors and The ProLogis Park in Wellingbor- tech industrial units. with Chartway Specialist Con- tractors, Metsec will provide its product for more than 4,800m2 of the build. Rowecord Engineering will be erecting a new landmark steel swing bridge in Gloucester dur- ing August and September. The 25m long St Ann Way Bridge has been designed, procured and managed by national regen- eration agency English Partner- ships, supported by the South West Regional Development Agency. EcoLED Lighting, part of the Glentworth Fabrications Group, has launched a new energy ef- ficient emergency handrail and stairway lighting range. De- signed to effectively light stairs and floors, the range is ideal for specifiers working on all types of public building projects. Man- ufactured in-line with European Advanced steelwork detailing software legislation, the range providesbuilding regulations and DDA ambient illumination at all times Computer and Design Services introduction of powerful accessory the functionality of these other suites and dims into low-light condition (CADS) has launched a new Advance macros and CAM to Hi-Span and while gaining leading tools for the in an emergency situation. Steel 7.1 package, which brings a Metsec cold rolled systems. creation of mezzanines and struc- range of updated features to its 3D Advance Steel also links to Revit tural steelwork, such as stairs and Engineer Michael Reffitt, the steel modelling and detailing suite. Structure to enable the creation of railings.” man credited with turning round Areas of improvement include en- drawings from imported 3D models. The speed has also been im- the fortunes of former UK-based hanced modelling tools, better pres- Ian Chambers, CADS Sales Di- proved in many areas of Advance steelwork company Octavius entation and configuration options rector, said: “This AutoCAD based Steel, drawing styles and processes Atkinson, has died at the age of for automatic drawings, new import system is already establishing itself have been reviewed and enhanced, 80. He is survived by two sons and export formats, support for new as a real alternative solution to users while users can benefit from a raft of and two daughters. profiles such as Corus Advance and of other suites. They can now retain new configuration options. NSC July/August 2007 9


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