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[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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[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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[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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[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 […]

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

[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Malcolm Chapman, Technical Support Engineer at Tata Steel, discusses the installation of solar panels to structural roof decking and trays. This guide uses the SOL-F system from SFS intec as an example. This system applies point loads to the structural deck, which should be checked with the Tata Steel RoofDek Technical Departemnt. SOL-F overview Secure […]

Featured, Headline, Refurbishment, Sustainability, Technical, Technical guidance »

[15 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

This blog uses a recent refurbishment project, that we were involved in as part of an ongoing programme to investigate the effect of refurbishment of buildings using steel technology, to detail how refurbishment can reduce costs by reducing energy loss through the fabric of the building. This project involved an upgrade of an industrial warehouse’s […]

Headline, News, Sustainability, Technical, Uncategorized »

[5 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

Tata Steel has scooped a World Steel Association ‘Steelie’ Award for its contribution to a new 31,000m2 logistics park development near Schiphol airport.  Working closely with Dutch company Trade Association Bouwen met Staal (BmS) and developer Delta Development Group they won the ‘Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)’ category in this year’s 2015 ‘Steelie’ Awards. […]

Building Envelope, Featured, Headline, News, Structural Products, Sustainability »

[30 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Circular Economy (CE) is a phrase arising out of the work of Walter R Stahel, an architect who, in a paper from 1982 titled ‘The Product Life Factor’  first described a model for a closed-loop economy which is more commonly referred to now as a circular economy. In what must have seemed at the […]

Building Envelope, Featured, Sustainability, Technical »

[28 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

Colorcoat Renew SC® from Tata Steel is an active solar air heating solution that provides renewable pre-heated air for space heating and ventilation in new construction and  the refurbishment of existing buildings. Architects and Engineers can now include Colorcoat Renew SC® into their building design simulations using the latest version of IES software VE 2015.  […]

Building Regulations, News, Sustainability, Technical »

[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Before we can answer that, let’s start by understanding what an allowable solution is: ‘Allowable solutions’ was the term for any approved carbon-saving measures that would be available to developers from 2016 to allow for the CO2 emissions that they would not normally be able to mitigate in new buildings on site through energy efficiency […]