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[29 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]

Here, Stewart Jones, Senior Customer Technical Services Field Engineer, Conveyance Tubes at Tata Steel discusses the benefits of hot-finished tubes in air conditioning applications. When choosing a suitable air conditioning system for an installation, the operational stresses, system pressures and level of use required are taken into account before a system specification is defined. Similarly, […]

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[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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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Penetrations through decks affect the structural integrity, and therefore must be suitably braced, dependant on opening size. 1 – Small penetrations, through the bottom trough, can be accommodated without any additional support. Multiple penetrations must be spaced at 1500 mm minimum centres.  Note: no part of the web, or crown, can be removed without additional […]

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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

For circular buildings the lay of decking is dependant on the orientation of support beams. They can be installed radially or laterally. For either type installation on circular buildings, sheet ends require to be rake cut. Rake cut ends will not overlap and will be butt jointed, requiring a minimum support flange of 150mm, ie, […]

Building Envelope, Featured, Refurbishment, Technical, Technical guidance, Uncategorized »

[15 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

Tata Steel provided a modern replacement roof system for the refurbishment of a manufacturing building in North Wales. The project involved a 1950’s industrial building that was operational yet still had its original roof material containing asbestos. The initial challenges called for the use of the best products available to ensure a safe, quick and […]

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[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 […]

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[19 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

Here, Donna Mac, Facades Sales Manager for the UK shares her knowledge and provides an insight into this flexible and economical rainscreen solution by Kalzip. What is the Kalzip FC rainscreen system? It’s a fast to install lightweight aluminium modular plank system suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects. Although mainly fixed horizontally, panels can […]

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[19 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

Here, Stewart Jones, Senior Customer Technical Services Field Engineer, Conveyance Tubes at Tata Steel discusses the benefits of using hot-finished tubes over cold-formed alternatives. Carbon steel pipework in heating systems can be exposed to a range of stresses, temperatures and pressures. Therefore, when specifying the steel tubes to be used within such systems, the benefits […]

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[10 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

  What are HPC colours and what does it stand for? The High Performance Colour system (or HPC) is a further development of existing coatings based on polymer resin and distinguished by ageing-resistance and colour stability. The extremely high UV-resistance makes the new colours particularly suitable for usage in tough weather conditions. Kalzip offers a […]

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[29 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

Here, Stewart Jones, Customer Technical Services Manager, Conveyance Tubes at Tata Steel highlights the benefits of hot-finished, multi-certified tube products. When specifying pipework for the built environment, ensuring that the product is suitably certified and can guarantee a high quality performance is paramount. As tubes are required to perform in a diverse range of applications, […]