Welcome to our new RQSC Steelwork Contractor Member - HBE Services Ltd
02 Sep 2022
A warm welcome to a new steelwork contractor member who has just joined the BCSA - HBE Services Ltd. HBE Services Ltd was established in 2008. It has highly trained steel fabricators and installers with experience in new builds and total renovations.
Welcome to our new Industry Member - The Alternative Steel Company Ltd
11 Aug 2022
A warm welcome to a new Industry member who has just joined the BCSA - The Alternative Steel Company Ltd. This structural steel stockholder was founded in 1994, and holds around 5,000 tonnes of physical steel stock.
Dr Caroline Johnson MP visits Shipley Structures
03 Aug 2022
On the 14 July, amid the drama of the Tory leadership race, Dr Caroline Johnson MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham and Minister for Education (at the time of writing), visited Shipley Structures, one of the BCSA long standing members.
President's Column July/August 2022
21 Jul 2022
Steelwork contractor members of the BCSA fabricate and erect half of the structural steel in the UK and Ireland, but there are literally hundreds of other steelwork contractors that are not members. Why is that, particularly now The Building Safety Act has been enacted in English law with its increased focus on competence and capability in the UK construction industry? What better way to demonstrate your competence and capability as a steelwork contractor than by becoming a BCSA member who has...
BCSA joins CO2nstructZero
06 Jul 2022
CO 2 nstructZero is a new, industry-wide initiative led by the Construction Leadership Council. Its role is not to develop new solutions, but to bring people and organisations together to consolidate collective actions and plans for the sector.CO 2 nstructZero is the construction sector's response to Government's commitment to be Net Zero by 2050 and sets out how the industry can collectively meet the Net Zero target. Using the Climate Change Committee's 6th Carbon budget , CO 2...
BCSA's MP 'meet and greet' event at the House of Commons - 8 June 2022
28 Jun 2022
The BCSA was delighted to host its first House of Commons meet and greet event on the 8 June 2022.11 local MPs with an interest in the constructional steelwork sector were invited to join some of our members from across the UK for a light lunch and networking event.Jacob Young MP hosted the event, whose constituency Redcar and Cleveland is in the heart of steelwork country. Other MPs who attended included; Sir Graham Brady, Sir Robert Goodwill, Holly-Mumby Croft and Holly Lynch.Jacob...
Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent
29 Apr 2022
On the 28 th April 2022, the much awaited new Building Safety Bill passed through Parliament and received Royal Assent. This will increase the competence requirements for those involved in the design and construction of high-risk buildings.Dr David Moore, BCSA Chief Executive Officer commented " The Association welcomes this and even though the new requirements don't yet apply to the broad spectrum of construction steelwork, the BCSA is taking the initiative and launching a new version of...
New Release: Model Specification for the Purchase of Reclaimed Steel Sections
11 Apr 2022
Steel reuse is an important demand-side reduction measure under the circular economy strategy within the BCSA 2050 decarbonisation roadmap published last year. So, with this in mind, coupled with the increasing awareness of the benefits of reusing structural steel, sees a growing demand for advice and information how to approach this - in terms of technical details, design and procurement.Many technical questions for steel produced since 1970 were answered in the SCI reuse protocol (SCI...
Sir Graham Brady MP has a warm and stable visit to Farrat
21 Mar 2022
On the 11 th March 2022, Farrat hosted Sir Graham Brady MP at their design, development, and manufacturing site in Altrincham, Greater Manchester. The company, which lies within Sir Brady's constituency, is a family firm that was established in 1959.Mr Chris Lister, Commercial Manager, started by giving an overview of the products they supply to projects all over the world, which include components for acoustic isolation/insulation, building and machinery vibration control and products to...
President's Column March 2022
18 Mar 2022
The state of the world is such now, that the BBC now feels it has to explain what NATO is to its audience. It's difficult to comprehend how anybody under 40 wouldn't have any knowledge of NATO. It's clear that the new generation of 16- to 24-year-olds have differing skills than we did when we were their age, not worse, just different. It's also clear that they have differing aspirations for their careers and work life balance. Top companies will need to be agile enough to find a compromise...