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CONTENTS OCTOBER 2007VOL15NO9 NEW STEEL CONSTRUCTION www.new-steel-construction.com Cover Image ISIS TARGET STATION 2, DIDCOT, OXFORDSHIRE Client: Rutherford Appleton Laboratories Architect: Anshen Dyer Structural engineer: White Young Green Steelwork contractor for building’s frame: Severfield-Reeve 5 Editor’s comment The latest Cost Comparison study update shows EDITOR Nick Barrett Tel: 01323 422483 steel still beating concrete as a framing material. nick@new-steel-construction.com 6 News The BCSA is advising members to familiarise themselves DEPUTY EDITOR Martin Cooper Tel: 01892 538191 with an imminent new European standard for the fabrication of martin@new-steel-construction.com constructional steelwork. CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Ty Byrd Tel: 01892 524455 ty@barrett-byrd.com PRODUCTION EDITOR PROFILE Andrew Pilcher Tel: 01892 524481 andrew@new-steel-construction.com 12 Ty Byrd meets Richard Barrett, the BCSA’s new President, Non PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Alastair Lloyd Tel: 01892 524536 Executive Chairman of Barrett Steel Buildings and a fan of fast cars. alastair@barrett-byrd.com NEWS REPORTERS Mike Walter, Victoria Millins FEATURES ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Sally Devine Tel: 01474 833871 14 More than 30,000t of steel has been used at the unique ISIS researchsally@new-steel-construction.com facility in Didcot to house and shield a proton beam and target against radiation leakage. Martin Cooper visits the monolith of steel. PUBLISHED BY The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd 18 One of the most innovative steel designs ever attempted in the 4 Whitehall Court, Westminster, London SW1A 2ES Telephone 020 7839 8566 Fax 020 7976 1634 Republic of Ireland has resulted in a unique and eye-catching hotel Website www.steelconstruction.org structure in Dublin’s Docklands. Martin Cooper reports. Email postroom@steelconstruction.org 20 A new steel-framed retail centre extension - with an attached The Steel Construction Institute light-steel framed hotel tied into a retained shopping mall - is Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7QN Telephone 01344 636525 Fax 01344 636570 transforming Windsor town centre. Website www.steel-sci.org Email reception@steel-sci.com 22 Nick Barrett continues the sustainability series of articles with a look at why steel represents the best material for minimising waste. Corus Construction and Industrial PO Box 1, Brigg Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1BP 24 Steelwork has recently been completed on a new energy efficient Telephone 01724 404040 Fax 01724 404224 Website www.corusconstruction.com and state-of-the-art distribution centre at the Pineham ProLogis Park Email construction@corusgroup.com in Northamptonshire. CONTRACT PUBLISHER & 25 Steelwork is allowing retention of an historic façade on a new ADVERTISING SALES commercial and residential development on Chancery Lane in Barrett, Byrd Associates Linden House, Linden Close, central London Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8HH Tel: 01892 524455 28 SCI’s Mark Lawson explains the benefits of modular construction www.barrett-byrd.com using off-site prefabricated units. 30 New Steel Construction previews some of the latest innovations and EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Dr D Tordoff (Chairman); Mr N Barrett; Mr D G Brown, SCI; developments in structural steel design packages. Mr M Crosby, Capita Symonds; Mr R Gordon, Mace Ltd; 35 40 Years Ago Our look back through the pages of Building with Steel Mr W Gover, Consultant; Mr R Harrison, Glentworth Fabrications Ltd; Mr A Hughes, Consultant; Mr A Palmer, Buro Happold; features the Victoria Bridge in Windsor. Mr R Steeper, Corus; Mr O Tyler, Wilkinson Eyre, Mr M Webb, Corus Group 36 Advisory Desk The latest advice from SCI - AD315 - examines The role of the Editorial Advisory Board is to advise on the overall style bending strength. and content of the magazine. 38 Publications New Steel Construction welcomes contributions on any suitable topics relating to steel construction. Publication is at the discretion of the Editor. Views expressed in 39 Codes and Standards 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 40 BCSA members 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 42 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 01709 825452 Members BCSA Telephone BCSA on 020 7839 8566 Members SCI Telephone SCI on 01344 636525 SUBSCRIPTIONS To take out a subscription please telephone 01344 636525 The British Annual subscription £92.00 UK, £117.00 elsewhere. Constructional Steelwork All rights reserved ©2007. ISSN 0968-0098 Association Ltd NSC October 2007 3


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