John Chorley & Company
The Metframe pre-fabricated system from Metsec was specified to complete the complex design by architects Stride Treglown for a new 500-room student accommodation built on the site of an old print works in the centre of Exeter. The tight-site meant on-site fabrication was not an option for main contractor Morgan Sindall and approved Metframe installer, Atkin Trade Specialists.
Metsec used building information modelling (BIM) to develop cold rolled steel framing that helped to significantly reduce costs and waste for Galliford Try, the main contractor at the Smithfield market project in Manchester’s Northern Quarter which is a key part of the award-winning Smithfield regeneration scheme being delivered by Ician Developments. The specialist structural design included irregular facades on all sides.
Metsec’s External Walling System (MEWS) combines the company’s extensive experience of pre-panelised construction with the SFS continuous walling system. MEWS dramatically reduces time and on-site construction costs. Each panel is designed so it can be fixed to the primary frame using minimal fixing points ensuring there is zero waste on site.
Dr Simon Jones of Nullifire, a Division of Tremco Illbruck Coatings, outlines how new technology in intumescent coating protection for structural steelwork is offering ground-breaking changes in fire protection plus delivering considerable time and cost savings.
Wessex Galvanizers, part of Wedge Group Galvanizing, provided hot dip galvanizing treatment to 97 tonnes of structural steel being used in construction of assisted-living apartments.