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Robinsons MD shortlisted for IoD Scotland award

RYAN Brown, managing director of Lockerbie-based structural steel manufacturing firm, Robinsons, has been shortlisted for an Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland award. The IoD Director...

First steel erected on Mackintosh ‘box’ project

THE first major milestone has been reached in a project to safeguard one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s most revered works – The Hill House...

J & D Pierce MD earns top entrepreneurial award

DEREK Pierce, managing director of steel specialist J & D Pierce, was named Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 at the 2018 Summit Entrepreneurship Awards,...

Lockerbie firm outlines construction opportunities to local youngsters

LOCKERBIE-based construction and manufacturing specialist Robinsons has welcomed a group of youngsters from Moffat Academy as part of the Developing the Young Workforce initiative. The...

Steel specialist celebrates awards double

STEELWORK contractor J & D Pierce is celebrating after two of the firm's apprentices were honoured at the North Ayrshire Apprentice of the Year 2018...

East Lothian hospital redevelopment reaches two milestones

THE construction of the £70 million East Lothian Community Hospital has reached two key milestones with the completion of the steel structure and the...

25 jobs lost as steel firm enters administration

COWDENBEATH-based structural steel fabricator Rippin Limited has gone into administration, with the loss of 25 jobs. The company experienced cash flow difficulties due to a...

Traditional construction methods chosen for mixed-use Gorbals project

CCG has announced it is making "strong progress" at a new mixed-use development for New Gorbals Housing Association in Glasgow. The residential and office scheme,...

EOS secures new trade agreement

EOS Facades has formed an official Trade Agreement with Morgan Sindall for the design and supply of steel framing systems. The company said the trade...

Lockerbie firm has entrepreneurial spirit

LOCKERBIE-based steel specialist Robinsons Scotland has been shortlisted for the Scale-Up Entrepreneurs of the Year prize at the 2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Great...

Steel leopard adds drama to Aberdeen project

THE sculptor behind the famous Kelpies in Falkirk has brought his art to a major regeneration project in Aberdeen. Andy Scott was commissioned to create...

Revised masterplan unveiled for Ravenscraig development

ONE of the largest regeneration projects in Europe, the Ravenscraig development in North Lanarkshire, has prepared a revised masterplan for its next phase of...

Steel-clad building in Chernobyl safety role

WORK is expected to start later this year on a new solar energy park near the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine after...

Steel specialist nets Wimbledon project

THOUSANDS of fans attending future Wimbledon tennis tournaments will be sheltered from the elements thanks to a new retractable roof for the renowned venue’s...

A viable alternative

Chris Hart, Wernick Buildings’ divisional manager for Scotland, answers questions about the benefits of modular construction Q) WHAT’S THE HISTORY OF WERNICK BUILDINGS? A) Wernick Buildings...

The fightback begins for the Scottish steel industry

THE "revival" of the Scottish steel industry has started with the reopening of the Dalzell works in Motherwell. International industrial group, Liberty House, has spent...

Rate relief for mothballed steel plants

THE Scottish Government is to reduce business rates at Tata Steel’s plants at Clydebridge and Dalzell for a year in a bid to help...

Site work starts on landmark project

CONSTRUCTION has started on what has been called the largest ever offsite project in the education sector. The Portakabin Group is the main contractor on...

UKSE funding helps firm’s growth plans

EXPANSION plans at Lanarkshire-based insurance reinstatement contractor Prater Contracts have gathered pace thanks to a six-figure funding package from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE). Prater Contracts...

Galvanizing diversity aids steel industry

With 4% of the world’s GDP estimated to be lost each year to corrosion, there is no doubt that sourcing appropriate protection from the elements is essential for the steel industry. Hot dip galvanising – where steel is coated in molten zinc to provide a long-lasting, durable surface – is the coating of choice for many when it comes to protecting steel. Bob Duxbury, technical director of Wedge Group Galvanizing, explains the process of galvanising and its key benefits. “STEEL is a vital raw material used in a variety of construction, architectural and engineering projects worldwide, but unfortunately it is also highly...
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