2021 Structural Steel Design Awards Shortlist Announced
28 Jun 2021
The shortlist for the 53rd Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA), jointly sponsored by BCSA and Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd, has been announced.
President's Column June 2021
14 Jun 2021
The combined effect of a COVID lockdown and a typical British winter and spring have been very trying mentally for all employees. We can all see that creeping into the workplace, as we all seem to suffer with low moods from time to time.
Steel Construction Sustainability Charter Updated
17 May 2021
BCSA has updated its Steel Construction Sustainability Charter and continues to play its part in supporting the wider construction sector in responding to the climate emergency. The aim of the Charter is to further advance steel as a sustainable form of construction in terms of carbon reduction, reuse and efficiency, economic viability, social progress and environmental responsibility. "The Charter has increased from 12 to 15 requirements and the new requirements address issues related to;...
President's Column May 2021
10 May 2021
I didn't think anything would topple sustainability and steel section prices off the most talked about issues in the steel construction industry. Well cold rolled deliveries have managed to do it! I know many steelwork contractors are having some very difficult conversations with Tier 1 Contractors in relation to the delivery and price of cold rolled products. Cold rolled suppliers have an excellent track record of servicing steelwork contractors in a just-in-time fashion, but long-term relationships are being tested in the current climate. Where Tier 1 Contractors have won competitive orders with "old" prices and "old" lead-in's, somewhere along the line there are going to be problems. The secondary effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns are now being seen all through the supply chain.
BCSA welcomes new member REIDsteel
27 Apr 2021
BCSA is pleased to welcome REIDsteel as a new Steelwork Contractor Member. View their BCSA Member Directory Listing.
BCSA welcomes new RQSC member Hillcrest Structural Ltd
06 Apr 2021
BCSA is pleased to welcome Hillcrest Structural Ltd as a new Steelwork Contractor Member. View their BCSA Member Directory Listing.
President's Column April 2021
06 Apr 2021
I've been informed by my social media that I've been in this industry for 25 years. During that time, a lot of technological advances have been brought into the industry, all with the aim of making our lives a lot easier. In many ways they have, a lot of the design and detailing programs on the market are superb bits of kit. One of the things that hasn't improved however, is the quality and timeliness of coordinated information that we all have to suffer. During that time, every new...
BCSA welcome new Industry Member - Deconstruct UK
10 Mar 2021
BCSA is pleased to welcome a new Industry Member Deconstruct UK Ltd.
President's Column March 2021
08 Mar 2021
Brexit and COVID-19 combined were always going to make life very difficult in a heavily saturated market. Although market conditions are still challenging, many can now see a rosier future going forwards. I was listening to a leading economist, Roger Martin-Fagg earlier this week. He was talking about money supply and that, for the most part, many households have more spare cash now than they've ever had. This means that when lockdown restrictions are lifted, people will spend like they've...
"Taxpayer's money is being used to level up EU", BCSA CEO tells Channel 4 Dispatches
23 Feb 2021
Dr David Moore, CEO of the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA), the national trade association for the steel construction industry, has used an appearance on Channel 4 Dispatches to highlight failures in the HS2 procurement process which are seeing EU companies given priority over UK manufacturers. The documentary, broadcast on Channel 4 on 22 February and presented by economist and Telegraph columnist, Liam Halligan, explored the government's £400bn spending bill in the wake...