[31 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

The increased awareness of modern society’s impact on the environment has led to the construction supply chain placing greater emphasis on being ‘green’. Sustainability in the built environment is a complex topic, and must be considered from the earliest stage in the planning process to ensure activities achieve both regulatory requirements and customer expectations. Our […]

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Architecture, Charity, Featured, Tata Steel »

[15 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

Tata Steel has recently donated 13 bundles of its 700kg rectangular tubes to an aspiring volunteer-led children’s charity in Swansea, Wales. Featuring on the Children In Need special of BBC One series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’, the tubes were placed in the ground to hold back earth as part of an exciting project to […]

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Architecture, BIM, Featured »

[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

“We are now at a point we have never been at before. The industry is standing on a burning platform and all other options have gone. It simply has to change”. Mark Farmer, UK Construction Week 11th Oct 2017.   The Burning Platform Over the last few years the construction industry has seen numerous reports, […]

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Featured, Sustainability »

[13 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

Sustainability is an issue that affects us all. We all have a part to play in trying to save resources for future generations and in achieving a greener future. On an everyday level, this could mean looking at the way we do things, like remembering to recycle milk bottles or not leaving the tap running. […]

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Featured, Sustainability »

[7 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

Responsible sourcing remains a key topic of discussion for much of the construction sector. As part of a recent study, we surveyed a wide cross-section of the industry to help us gain a market insight into sustainable attitudes and practices. Architects, consultants, contractors, developers, engineers and building inspectors all provided feedback– with varied responses. The […]

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Featured, Sustainability »

[3 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

Achieving a sustainable built environment requires collaboration and effort from every part of the construction supply chain. To address gaps in the adoption of sustainable approaches, it is essential to understand different perspectives from within the construction industry on the barriers to, and opportunities in, responsible sourcing. At Tata Steel, we are committed to integrating […]

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Featured, Headline, Sustainability »

[31 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

The increased awareness of modern society’s impact on the environment has led to the construction supply chain placing greater emphasis on being ‘green’. Sustainability in the built environment is a complex topic, and must be considered from the earliest stage in the planning process to ensure activities achieve both regulatory requirements and customer expectations. Our […]

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BIM »

[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Attended by nearly 100 professionals from across the construction industry, the Tata Steel webinar – ‘The construction supply chain cannot realistically deliver BIM Level 2: Discuss’- posed a number of questions to the audience, which produced insightful and honest results. Here, Alex Small, BIM and Digital Platforms Manager at Tata Steel explores the poll findings. […]

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BIM, Featured, Tata Steel, Technical »

[19 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Here, Alex Small, BIM and Digital Platforms Manager at Tata Steel highlights the challenges of implementing BIM for an industry largely made up of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Within the construction industry 98% of building product manufacturers fall within the SME category, with over 17,000 employing less than 10 people. Facing an ever-changing climate […]

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Case Study, education, Headline, Technical guidance »

[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

The most important stage of any new construction project is the design. The building envelope design influences the building’s long term performance, with a significant impact on cost, energy usage and the environment. We know how essential it is to get these factors right, and we support our customers during this crucial design process. One […]

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Acoustics, Featured, Headline, How to's, Metal Roof Deck, Technical guidance »

[2 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

For roof designs involving acoustics, there is a trade off between the requirements for absorption and reduction. Roof Decks may be perforated in the web to assist absorption, however the following points should be noted: The structural capacity of the deck is reduced, requiring closer support centres. The perforated open area allows sound to escape […]

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Featured, Headline, How to's, Metal Roof Deck, Technical guidance »

[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

*** Tata Steel offer a free diaphragm design service when using RoofDek profiles – for more information, please call +44 (0)1244 892199 or email technical.structuralproducts@tatasteeleurope.com *** Metal Decks installed in diaphragm, or stressed skin, design allows the horizontal side wind force to be transmitted through the deck into the support frame structure. This allows the designer […]

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Featured, Headline, How to's, Metal Roof Deck, Structural Products, Technical guidance, Uncategorized »

[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Fasteners are a vital component to ensure the safe installation of decks. The correct fixing as specified by the fastener manufacturer, to suit the application of fixing to cold rolled thin gauge purlins, hot rolled steel sections or timber supports. Self drilling/self tapping screws (commonly known as drill screws), must be a minimum 5.5mm diameter, […]

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