Steel-framed projects have been named as
regional winners of the British Council for
Offices (BCO) awards 2017.
The new headquarters building in
Wrexham for UK telephone answering
service and outsourced switchboard
company, Moneypenny (pictured), won the
Corporate Workplace award for the North
of England, North Wales and Northern
Working on behalf of main contractor
Pochin Construction, EvadX erected more
than 700t of steel for this project.
Chemical giants INEOS Olefins &
Polymers’ new steel-framed Grangemouth
headquarters won the Scotland region’s
Corporate Workplace award.
Utilising 950t of structural steelwork
supplied and erected by BHC, the 6,500m2
building provides high quality open-plan
office space over four floors and includes
meeting rooms, conference facilities and
kitchens located on the ground floor.
The Commercial Workspace award for
London went to 8 Finsbury Circus.
William Hare erected 2,000t of steelwork
for this job.
The development was praised by the
judges as a delightful new office building,
which maximises the development
potential of a very difficult site, while
respecting the surrounding heritage.
The BCO’s mission is to research,
develop and communicate best practice
ISO 9001 clients,
is the first of
our ISO 14001
clients, to achieve
Companies have until September
2018 to achieve certification to the
The SCCS is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of the British Constructional
Steelwork Association. It was established
in all aspects of the office sector. It
delivers this by providing a forum for the
discussion and debate of relevant issues.
Established in 1990, the BCO is Britain’s
leading forum for the discussion and
debate of issues affecting the office sector.
SCCS achieves revised standards
Following separate UKAS assessments,
the Steel Construction Certification
Scheme (SCCS) has successfully
transitioned to the revised BS EN ISO
9001:2015 and BS EN ISO 14001:2015
These standards have been updated
from the previous 2008 and 2004 versions,
respectively, because it is recognised
that business has changed radically.
Geographical boundaries are almost
insignificant in today’s global economy,
supply chains are increasingly complex
and the information companies have to
manage has multiplied exponentially.
Contractor starts long-span corrugated web beam production
Ireland-based Kiernan Structural Steel
(KSS) has installed a fully automated
production facility for welded plate girders
with sinusoidal corrugated webs.
Known as the SIN system, the
production technology has been imported
from Austria. The product, SIN beams, are
said to combine large spans with a very
Having started production, KSS said it is
now able to supply the beams to customers
in the UK and Ireland.
Dimensions, material thickness and
material quality of the upper and lower
flange as well as the web are precisely
adapted to the customer’s respective
KSS Structural Engineer John Kiernan
Steel wins at BCO awards 2017
said: “SIN beams can be used for long-span
portal frames, long-span roof structures –
replacing trusses – open-sided multi-storey
car parks, and pedestrian footbridges.
“The maximum length of a
manufactured beam is 16m, but the beams
can be spliced to make longer sections. An
open span portal frame has been made in
Austria spanning 56m.”
The depth of sections varies from
350mm up to a maximum of 1,580mm,
with a 400mm maximum width of flange.
Sinusoidal corrugation of the web is
standard no matter the depth or the width
of the beam.
To ensure that
ISO 9001 and ISO
14001 continue to
serve the business
relevance in today’s
market place, both
been revised to address these changes.
“For the SCCS to achieve these
transitions is a significant milestone,”
said SCCS Certification Scheme
Manager Stephen Blackman.
“William Hare is the first of our
in the early 1980s to provide a Quality
Management Systems certification
service for steelwork contracting
SCCS now offers additional
certification and monitoring services
for the structural steelwork sector,
including integrated or separate
Environmental and Health & Safety
management systems, Factory
Production Control systems and
selected National Highways Sector
For more information about SCCS
go to www.steelcertification.co.uk