April constructsteel newsletter

An update on fire safety and the use of combustible materials. Learn more about InQuik and the future of bridge design. Plus, insights on decarbonisation in the cement industry.

March constructsteel newsletter

This month sees a message from Terrence Bussutil – Head, constructsteel – on members, dedicated working groups, and expanding the construction ecosystem.

Walvis Bay Port

Walvis Bay port expands southern Africa’s logistical capacity

Sited on reclaimed land, the new facility is bordered by 600 metres of new quay wall that enables a water depth in the port of 16.5 metres.

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February constructsteel newsletter

This month’s special topic is how global construction programmes can make a difference at country level.

Artist's rendition of Chacao Bridge

South America’s longest suspension bridge will be earthquake resistant

In one of the most challenging engineering projects ever undertaken, Chile is building a unique steel-built suspension bridge near the site of the strongest earthquake ever recorded.

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Multidirectional lift system reinvents urban mobility

Engineers at TK Elevator have created an innovative multidirectional lift system that could revolutionise urban mobility and the design of large buildings.

Christchurch skyline, New Zealand

Rebuilding Christchurch – making a city more disaster prepared

Even for a city with experience of earthquakes, the 6.3 magnitude tremor that struck Christchurch in February nine years ago was unprecedented in its impact.

Lakhta Centre, Russia

Lakhta centre represents new greener era for skyscrapers

The Lakhta Centre in Russia is not only one of the tallest buildings in Europe, it is one of the five most eco-friendly skyscrapers on the planet.

The House of Tomorrow Today

House of Tomorrow Today delivers comfort and sustainability

An experimental home in the Netherlands is providing powerful insights into the principles of sustainable design through the cold-formed steel frame that sits at its core.