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Gary Simmons, President BCSA

President's Column June 2024

If anyone read the article written by Hugo Rifkind entitled ‘Horizon was ‘computer says no’ on a vast scale’, which was published in The Times newspaper in January of this year, or indeed you remember my inaugural NSC column as Deputy President back in December 2022, then please accept my apologies because you will already be familiar with the concerns and arguments that I feel the need to reiterate below.

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Judith Cummins MP at Barrett Steel

Judith Cummins MP Visits Barrett Steel To Discuss Industry Concerns

Judith Cummins, MP for Bradford South, recently visited Barrett Steel in Bradford, a prominent constructional steel stockholding company located in her constituency.

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Gary Simmons, President BCSA

President's Column May 2024

In January of this year, the BCSA hosted the inaugural meeting of the Young Person’s Working Group at Carrwood Park in Leeds, which was attended by over 20 representatives of our member companies.

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Thames Welding logo BCSA corporate member

A warm welcome to our new BCSA Corporate Member – Thames Welding Ltd

Thames Welding offers expert welding advice, training, certification and consultation to companies working with structural steel and aluminium.

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Gary Simmons, President BCSA

President's Column April 2024

Until the construction industry develops zero-carbon materials, we all must applaud and recognise the current recommendations to “use less stuff” when designing our steel buildings. Part of this current strategy is to design our buildings more efficiently by reducing the weight of the steel frame, which then requires less raw material and therefore results in lower greenhouse gas emissions at source.

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NSC Readership Survey 2024

Complete the NSC Readership Survey to be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets to the SSDAs 2024

A lucky respondent to our New Steel Construction Reader Survey can win two tickets to the Structural Steel Design Awards event in London on 26 September 2024. The survey is the fi rst carried out for some years and is designed to confi rm, among other things, the frequency and format readers would prefer to have the magazine, and the related weekly news email delivered in future.

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Magna Inspections BCSA corporate member

A warm welcome to our new BCSA Corporate Member – Magna Inspections

Established in 2006, Magna Inspections are an independent Welding Inspection company, based in East Yorkshire, offering services across the UK and Europe.

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Nationwide Structures LOL RQSC Buildings

A warm welcome to our new BCSA RQSC for Buildings Member – Nationwide Structures Ltd

Nationwide Structures was founded in 2000 and works nationally on projects in the commercial, residential, industrial, leisure and education sectors.

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BCSA President Gary Simmons

President's Column March 2024

An article entitled “The engineering behind nuclear grade steel as used at Hinkley Point C” was published in the New Civil Engineer (NCE) on 19th Jan 2024. While I cannot contest the individual statements contained within the article, the implication I got from reading the full text is that we have a significantly limited supply of UK steel that is suitable for use on nuclear sites.

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William Haley Engineering BCSA RQSC Buildings

A warm welcome to our new BCSA RQSC for Buildings Member – William Haley Engineering Ltd

William Hayley Engineering specialises in construction and steelwork fabrication.

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