Awards, Building Envelope, News, Uncategorized »

[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

Colorcoat Urban® scooped the Best Roofing Product category in the 2015 Build It Awards. A great accolade for our British-made product and the team who developed it. Designed for houses, apartments, schools and sports pavilions the system has proven particularly popular with self-builders.  The beauty of the pre-finished Urban Seam® steel panels from Colorcoat Urban® is […]

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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. […]

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Composite Metal Floor Deck, Composite Metal Flooring, Featured, News, Structural Products, Technical guidance »

[24 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

A newly upgraded web-based version of the Composite Beam Checking Tool is now available at www.steelconstruction.info allowing you to design the slab with metal deck, using the ComFlor® range. The software enables you to design simply supported composite beams to the Eurocodes specifications, using Tata Steel’s composite floor deck, ComFlor® 51+, 60 or 80 in […]

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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 […]

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Building Envelope, Case studies, Featured, News »

[28 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Bennet Building at Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge is made even more impressive by its striking aluminium standing seam roofing system from Kalzip®.  Built for Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd, this flagship building was designed by Archial NORR and built by SDC Builders Ltd. It was the blend of experience, product knowledge, design skills and […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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BIM »

[29 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Steve Thompson, Tata Steel’s BIM Programme Manager discusses how Tata Steel are evolving their BIM content beyond current requirements and how this will allow effective collaboration through the supply chain at all stages of a project. A world more connected… As the world becomes smarter, more connected and the construction industry continues to focus on […]

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How to's, Technical, Technical guidance »

[25 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

At Tata Steel we listen to our customers. Shortly after receiving feedback that the traditional manufacturing technique of cutting and breaking panels at the external lap was causing work on site, as illustrated below, we started work on developing a solution to help improve the speed of installation and consistency of joint fit. The solution […]

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Case studies, Featured »

[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

The new indoor climbing and squash centre in Switzerland was officially opened in November 2014. The striking building envelope is clad with golden-coloured steel sandwich panels. An unusual gate wall from which the climbing walls emerge is the design highlight. The challenge Climbing is becoming increasingly popular and more and more indoor centres are being […]

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Case studies, Featured »

[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

How Tata Steel helped meet tight build programme Speed of construction was one of the key considerations on the Madeira Road MSCP and Student Accommodation project; a development that housed three interconnected student accommodation buildings and a seven-storey car park close to Bournemouth’s seafront. Not only did the solution take into account the commercial considerations […]

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Case studies, Featured, Headline »

[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

When Veolia was awarded the 25 year Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract by Staffordshire County Council to build and operate the Four Ashes Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), one of their key design requirements was to ensure that noise levels were kept to a minimum, to meet planning requirements, but at minimal cost. Demanding planning requirements […]

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