President's Column February 2022
21 Feb 2022
The legacy of Covid is still causing problems, there is still a significant amount of money that has been artificially put into the system by most western governments. This is causing additional demand. The consequence of this additional demand is that we are now seeing a relatively high inflation level at over 5% and this will lead in turn to an increase in wage expectations and an increase in interest rates.In management circles some analysts talk about Covid causing "the great...
BCSA welcomes new Corporate member - Sum ADR
13 Jan 2022
BCSA welcomes a new Corporate member - SUM ADR. Sum ADR Limited, are construction adjudicators and Quantity Surveyors, regulated by the RICS.
President's Column January 2022
13 Jan 2022
Late last year BCSA published its 2050 Decarbonisation Roadmap that sets out how the UK constructional steelwork sector will transition to net-zero by 2050. It will be a complex journey involving a diverse mix of innovative technologies and is based on six decarbonisation strategies, or 'levers', that the sector will develop and deploy concurrently. But, it is achievable andshows how a genuinely circular and sustainable net-zero carbon structural steel sector will be in place by 2050, with...
BCSA welcomes new Corporate member - MMC Engineer Ltd
13 Jan 2022
BCSA welcomes new Corporate memberBCSA is pleased to welcome MMCEngineer Ltd as a new Corporate Member.View their BCSA Member Directory Listing.
Structural steelwork announces net-zero carbon Roadmap with visit from special guest Lee Rowley MP
25 Nov 2021
On November 22nd 2021, the BCSA announced the Roadmap at its Westminster headquarters to an audience including special guest Lee Rowley MP the Minister for Industry, BCSA Chief Executive David Moore said the whole steel sector was agreed that carbon reduction strategies were essential to combat the climate change emergency. "The Roadmap sets out a series of decarbonisation measures that the UK steel and steelwork industries have committed to and agree will achieve our net-zero objectives."...
President's Column November/December 2021
16 Nov 2021
In October, British Steel announced their 'Low-Carbon Roadmap' demonstrating its commitment to long-term sustainable steelmaking and the delivery of net-zero steel by 2050. It's important that the domestic section producer for the UK has issued this plan, which includes the building of an EAF plant and to facilitate carbon capture and storage for its BF-BOF plants by 2035.
BCSA launches Roadmap to Net Zero
12 Nov 2021
The route to new zero carbon has been clearly set out in a Roadmap from the BCSA, signposting the new and developing technologies which will allow net zero steelmaking to be achieved by the 2050 target date. BCSA 2050 Decarbonisation Roadmap Waterfall Chart
President's Column October 2021
14 Oct 2021
With the recent news of Cleveland Bridge going into administration, I remember back to a time in 1994 when I was a student at Imperial College. Over a period of a couple of days we visited Wards Structures, Cleveland Bridge and the Humber Bridge. My lasting memory was viewing the life size deck section that Cleveland had built as part of its work on the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong. What a shame that a UK company of that standing has failed.
President's Column September 2021
14 Sep 2021
Compared to the last six months, the atmosphere in the industry today does seem a lot more stable. The majority of steelwork contractors seem to be much busier now and for the next six months than they were the preceding six months; for many a “feast” after a “famine”.
President's Column July/August 2021
20 Jul 2021
On the 24th June, the BCSA held its AGM in London, I was voted in to serve another year. At times like this it is only natural to reflect on the last year in office, what has worked and what didn't go so well, all in the backdrop of very challenging times. The instabilities caused by BREXIT, the COVID-19 pandemic, large scale price increases, scarcity of supply and the climate emergency have all made the last 12 months interesting to say the least.