Technical, Technical guidance »

[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Written By Matthew Teague Some things are built to last; castles, the Pyramids at Giza, Stonehenge, to name but a few examples of long-lived built infrastructure. For most of our construction history however, the more prosaic or humble a structure may have been, the more likely it is to have been demolished, altered, moved or […]

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Technical, Technical guidance »

[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Written by Matthew Teague As our ability to catalogue and record the component parts which are joined together to make up our physical world – by using an increasingly sophisticated and complex virtual one – so it becomes easier and more economically viable to identify those parts of an existing structure which may be appropriated, […]

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Sustainability »

[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Setting the scene Sustainability is high on today’s construction agenda and owners and developers are not only specifying buildings with the highest environmental and sustainability credentials, but are increasingly asking suppliers to prove that their products have been responsibly sourced. The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) was introduced in 1990 by BRE. BREEAM […]

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Featured, Technical, Technical guidance »

[18 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

This new development from Tata Steel provides the specifier with a window system that looks great, provides a flush finish with the Trimapanel cladding panel and that can be installed within the same cladding program reducing traditional delays in waiting for glazing materials and other trades. The four sided mitred frame design inter locks with […]

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Case Study, Featured, Headline, Tata Steel »

[18 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Roger Yeoman, designer and home owner of Cedar House in Somerset – winner of the 2014 Build It Awards ‘Best Eco Home’ speaks with Tata Steel as we find out what influenced their choice of roofing system and what drove them to use Colorcoat Urban® as their cladding material. Q: According to the design brief […]

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Case studies, Headline »

[17 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Completed in the spring of 2014, Moorgate Exchange is a 12-storey office building constructed on the site of the City of London’s old telephone exchange. Maximisation of internal space was a key driver in the development of the building. Tata Steel’s hot-finished Celsius® 355 Circular Hollow Section (CHS) – utilised as internal and perimeter columns […]

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Case studies »

[16 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Deeside Leisure Centre is the National Centre for Ice Sports in Wales. Energy efficiency was a key requirement when the building was redeveloped in 2011. The building envelope was transformed using Tata Steel’s Colorcoat® products. Installation of the Colorcoat Renew SC® solar air heating system was a vital part of the solution. It provides renewable […]

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Technical, Technical guidance »

[13 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Trimapanel® FTF System has the ability to span up to 8m enabling the product to run horizontally between main frame steelwork. This not only removes the cost of a secondary steelwork support system but reduces the installation program and removes any dust traps providing a clean and attractive finish to the inside of the […]

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Featured, Health and Safety, Technical guidance »

[13 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Structural Engineers are fundamental to any built project, and an important part of the construction supply chain. Although little is ever said about this important band of professionals, they are a key part of the design and construction team. It is their role to consider all the possible factors in the design of any building. […]

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Uncategorized »

[11 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Energy, according to my physics teacher and some bloke called Issac Newton, can be neither created nor destroyed, but only converted between forms. So goes the first law of thermodynamics and there is no alternative. Embodied energy, as the name implies, is the total combined energy of all types required to produce a specified something […]

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Uncategorized »

[16 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Posted by Matthew Teague The Radcliffe Camera (James Gibbs 1749) houses the Bodlian Library’s science collection and is located equidistant from Brasenose and All Souls colleges and is – apochryphally at least – partially responsible for the widely held misconception that heavy masonry buildings regulate their internal environments by utilising their mass alone. That this […]

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Featured, Sustainability »

[16 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Introduction to changes The latest amendment to the England AD-L2 and Wales Part L Regulations for the conservation of fuel and power (2013) came into effect on 6 April and 31 July 2014 respectively. This is the third amendment following the introduction of these mandatory regulations in 2002. The revision to Section 6 Scotland is […]

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