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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...

Catnic welcomes new Scottish Area Sales Manager

BUILDING products manufacturer, Catnic has welcomed a new member to its team. Karen Campbell has joined the company as Area Sales Manager for Scotland. Prior to...

Grove Cranes lift Ayrshire steel firm to new heights

IMPRESSED by the performance of the Grove GMK4100L and Grove GMK3055, which it purchased in 2013, J & D Pierce – Scotland’s leading structural steelwork...

Man of steel

ONCE the industrial heartland of Scotland’s steel production, Ravenscraig steelworks’ cooling towers and gasholders silhouetted the skyline of the Motherwell area nicknamed Steelopolis. Following its...

Alcumus awarded Notified Body status

CERTIFICATION body, Alcumus ISOQAR, has been awarded Notified Body status to help the structural steel industry meet the requirements of the Construction Products Regulations. Regulation...
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Galvanizing firm aiding recycling

A Glasgow firm is playing its part in a multi-million pound recycling and renewable energy development which is set to be fully operational by...
L-R Andrew Kennedy (Senior Projects Officer at Abertay Housing Association), Michael Dignan (RGU Built Environment lecturer) and Derek Black (Asset Manager at Abertay Housing Association).

Improving efficiency of steel frame buildings

ABERTAY Housing Association and Robert Gordon University have teamed up to identify a solution to improve the energy efficiency of steel framed buildings. Abertay HA...
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Firms falling foul over CE marking law

BM TRADA has revealed that many steel manufacturers, contractors and fabricators remain unaware of the requirements placed on them by the introduction of the...
The mid-tier at the Olympic Stadium

Ayrshire firm transforming Olympic arena

AYRSHIRE-based J & D Pierce (Contracts) Ltd continues to spread its net throughout the UK by securing the structural steelwork required on London’s Olympic...