Latest news from the world of construction product manufacture

Responding to market demand, BSI British Standards has published a “companion guide” to the structural Eurocodes – the new pan-European set of standards for designing and building civil engineering works that come into force in March 2010.

It delivers practical and timely advice on how the new codes will work, and covers issues such as what the Eurocodes are and how will they be used.

Specialist fabrication company Steelway has launched a website ( covering products and projects coupled with detailed images, CAD diagrams and further information for the specifier. The company specialises in the manufacture of steel, aluminium and GRP products including stairs, walkways and balustrades.

The British Constructional Steelwork Association has published a guide for steelwork contractors responsible for the lifting and positioning of steel and steelwork after fabrication and at site locations. Relevant to steelwork contractors, clients and main contractors, it describes the management procedures and methods to be adopted for access and working arrangements, and aims to improve health and safety during lifting and positioning of steelwork on site.

The Concrete Repair Association has updated its advice note on structural strengthening with fibre reinforced polymers.

Grampian Fasteners has launched a website for the Lindapter microsite, giving details on its range of steelwork fixings. It features specification data, design guidance and installation advice.