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MARCH 2008VOL16NO3 Sustainability NEW STEEL CONSTRUCTION underpins healthy www.new-steel-construction.com market share EDITOR While the woes of the financial sector continue to excite the headline Nick Barrett Tel: 01323 422483 nick@new-steel-construction.com writers, more positive news is beginning to filter through from those DEPUTY EDITOR Martin Cooper Tel: 01892 538191 who work in the real world of manufacturing and product and services martin@new-steel-construction.com CONTRIBUTING EDITOR provision. The growing message seems to be that away from credit Ty Byrd Tel: 01892 524455 crunches business seems to be largely going on much as usual. ty@barrett-byrd.com PRODUCTION EDITOR Andrew Pilcher Tel: 01892 524481 andrew@new-steel-construction.com Admittedly, some housebuilders seem to be struggling and there have PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Alastair Lloyd Tel: 01892 524536 been one or two stories about developments being put on ice until alastair@barrett-byrd.com NEWS REPORTERS funding can be more easily raised, but the rest of UK industry, and Mike Walter, Victoria Millins certainly the construction part of it, seems to be in a positive frame of ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Sally Devine Tel: 01474 833871 mind. Steelwork contractors at the BCSA’s annual dinner (see News) sally@new-steel-construction.com seemed confident enough. Order books are healthy and, with the few PUBLISHED BY exceptions already mentioned, business seems to be good. The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd 4 Whitehall Court, Westminster, London SW1A 2ES Telephone 020 7839 8566 Fax 020 7976 1634 The new Market Shares Survey from independent researchers Website www.steelconstruction.org Email postroom@steelconstruction.org Construction Markets (see News) provides grounds for confidence. The Steel Construction Institute Steel is holding its market share at what were pretty heady levels; the Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7QN market appreciates that steel delivers substantial advantages quite Telephone 01344 636525 Fax 01344 636570 Website www.steel-sci.org apart from cost. These other advantages would often be significant Email reception@steel-sci.com enough to sway some towards steel, even if alternative materials Corus Construction and Industrial PO Box 1, Brigg Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1BP somehow managed to make up some of the cost gap between Website www.corusconstruction.com themselves and steel. 01724 404224Fax 01724 404040 Telephone Email construction@corusgroup.com CONTRACT PUBLISHER & Whatever the outcome for industry workloads this year, steel looks ADVERTISING SALES Barrett, Byrd Associates like being extremely well placed to at least hold onto its share of the Linden House, Linden Close, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8HH market. The growing realisation that the world has to combat climate Tel: 01892 524455 change should bring further gains. Sustainability has emerged as a www.barrett-byrd.com strong business driver for the clients of the construction industry, for EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Corus and for all steelwork contractors. Unknown perhaps to most Dr D Tordoff (Chairman); Mr N Barrett; Mr D G Brown, SCI; Mr M Crosby, Capita Symonds; Mr R Gordon, Mace Ltd; users of steel over the years, they were using a material with a strong Mr W Gover, Consultant; Mr R Harrison, Glentworth Fabrications Ltd; Mr A Hughes, Consultant; Mr A Palmer, Buro Happold; sustainability case. Mr R Steeper, Corus; Mr O Tyler, Wilkinson Eyre, Mr M Webb, Corus The role of the Editorial Advisory Board is to advise on the overall style Visitors to the Futurebuild exhibition last month will have seen some and content of the magazine. of the sustainability benefits on two stands dedicated to steel. Corus New Steel Construction welcomes contributions on any suitable topics relating to steel construction. Publication is at the discretion of the Editor. Views expressed in produced a brochure specially for the event outlining those benefits this publication are not necessarily those of the BCSA, SCI, Corus or the Contract and a major advertising campaign is about to get under way that will Publisher. Although care has been taken to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate with relation to either matters of fact or accepted practice at the spread the message further. 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 from or related to its use. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the permission of the publishers. The strength of steel’s sustainability case may come as a pleasant surprise to some who had been happy to use it purely on grounds CHANGES TO THE MAILING LIST like health and safety, cost and flexibility. Factoring in sustainability If you wish to notify us of a change: Non Members of either the SCI or the BCSA please telephone benefits can only strengthen the appeal of steel as the first choice Corus on 01709 825452 Members BCSA Telephone BCSA on 020 7839 8566 framing and bridge building solution. Members SCI Telephone SCI on 01344 636525 SUBSCRIPTIONS To take out a subscription please telephone 01344 636525 Annual subscription £97.00 UK, £123.00 elsewhere. All rights reserved ©2008. ISSN 0968-0098 The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd Nick Barrett - Editor NSC March 2008 5


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