Kevin Hollinrake MP at NTS

Kevin Hollinrake MP discusses industry concerns during a recent visit to NTS

During a recent visit to National Tube Stockholders (NTS) in Thirsk, Mr Hollinrake, who is also a minister at the department for business and trade, met with executives from NTS, Severfield, and members of the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) to discuss the industry’s contribution to the UK economy and what companies like NTS and Severfield are doing to generate more growth across the sector.

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BCSA launches RQSC for Buildings and the Corrigenda to the NSSS 7th edition

BCSA has launched a Corrigenda to the NSSS 7th edition, which introduces the new RQSC for Buildings assessment scheme. Compliance with the new scheme - the Register of Qualified Steelwork Contractors (Building) - will prove to clients that a steelwork contractor can meet or even exceed the competence requirements demanded by the new Building Safety Act.

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President of the BCSA, Mark Denham

President’s Column March 2023

I think we can all agree that we’ve traded through a very difficult and unstable couple of years. One wonders how the next two years will pan out, especially if the analysts are using data from an unstable period to predict the future, interpolation of data is easy, extrapolation of data is almost always inaccurate.

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The Littleton Steel Team and Jacob Rees Mogg Feb 2023

Somerset MP Recognises Growing Steelwork Fabrication Plant As Expansion Plans Begin

Staff at Littleton Steel in Chew Magna, Somerset, discussed their plans for expansion during a recent visit by local MP and former secretary of state for Business, Jacob Rees-Mogg in February 2023

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President of the BCSA, Mark Denham

President’s Column February 2023

At the time of writing this article, 16th January, I read an article on the BBC quoting Anders Opedal (Chief Executive) of Equinor one of Europe’s biggest energy companies, who stated that windfall taxes on energy firms were affecting investments in projects in the UK. “Poor you”, I thought, it must be terrible making pre-tax profits of $24.3bn

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Chris Evans MP, Rhianon Passmore and staff from William Hare Risca

Growing steel fabrication facility in Newport recognised by South Wales MP

UK based steel business William Hare Group discussed its plans for growth with Chris Evans MP during a visit to one of its steel fabrication facilities in Newport. Rhianon Passmore MS was also in attendance, as a passionate and committed supporter of local employment and local apprenticeships. The Risca Steel facility is one of six sites across the UK owned by William Hare Group, a leading business in providing engineered steel solutions around the world.

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Mark Denham of Elland Steel - BCSA President

President's Column January 2023

Many thanks for Gary Simmons for stepping into the breach to write the last column in the November/December 2022 issue. I thought his article on the over reliance on structural computer analysis was excellent and I couldn’t agree more with the points raised.

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Structural Steel Design Awards 2023 – Call for Entries

Do you have a constructional steelwork project that demonstrates exemplary sustainability credentials, innovative design, cost-effectiveness and aesthetics? If so, the BCSA and Steel for Life would like to hear from you and welcome a completed application form to enter the Structural Steel Design Awards 2023. Projects entered for an Award can be UK or internationally-based but need to have been built by a UK or Irish steelwork contractor.

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Gary Simmons BCSA Deputy President of William Hare

Deputy President's Column November 2022

Today, we all rely on computers, whether it's our basic pocket calculator, our mobile phone, or our home PC. But do we have the experience to know if these computers are giving us the right results?In certain instances, we most certainly do. For example, if you tapped 13 x 13 into your calculator and it presented you with the answer 1234, then you would immediately know that this result was wrong and you may then decide to find that elusive pencil and paper and go back to the basics we were...

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BCSA present Mark Denham October Column 2022

President's Column October 2022

At the time of writing this column it is the 29th of September 2022, sterling is practically on parity with the dollar. The first time I was lucky enough to visit the USA in 1979 you could get $2.5 dollars to the pound. Energy prices are going through the roof, inflation is close to 10% and some commentators are suggesting that interest rates could triple by next year. The same commentators talk about the recession being a soft or hard landing. I remember back to the days when I was lucky to...

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