The visit coincides with the 70th Anniversary of the Bourne Group which was established in Poole in 1946 and has played a significant role in local employment and the wider local economy for seven decades. Today Bourne is a national company with a number of other regional offices, but has chosen to retain its Group HQ in Poole.
The shortlist for the 48th Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA) has been announced by the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) and Steel for Life and Bourne Steel are pleased to learn that Ardley Energy from Waste facility has now been shortlisted.
Contrary to the tough market conditions the construction industry is experiencing, the Awards have again seen a strong number of submissions. The 21-project shortlisted entries once again showcase steel’s flexibility and versatility in a number of different and varying applications.
The shortlist also reflects the wide geographical spread of steel’s appeal for a variety of projects ranging from stadia to education buildings, with entries also received for a variety of bridges, commercial developments and industrial facilities across the UK.
The winners will be announced at an evening reception in London in October.
The Bourne Steel site team working at Television Centre are proud to be at the top of the Mace Health and Safety league table.
The Television Centre Team have surpassed 13 other contractors to the top, obtaining maximum points in 15 out of 17 standards and resulting in the highest score of 97.79%
Health, Safety & Environment Manager, Malcolm Coles has said:
“Refurbishment of this site has been particularly complex and challenging and the site team have performed exceptionally well to achieve such a high score.”
Well done to the TV Centre team.
Network Rail have expanded the Reading Station facility to reduce congestion by re-configuring the track layout and adding five new platforms.
The main station ticket hall is built with a steel frame to allow customers to experience an up to date facility. This includes a new passenger footbridge structure comprised of escalators and lifts to provide step free access to all platforms.
Bourne worked in collaboration with a cladding company to produce 450nr canopy modules. This reduced the number of crane lifts on site as well as the site programme time. The modular design also moved 45,000 man-hours off-site, providing health & safety benefits to all due to not working in engineering hours on a working rail project.
Airlinks utilise contemporary architecture and technology, and have been developed specifically for 21st Century airports. The units include full acoustic and thermal insulation to ensure a controlled internal environment. What’s more, a unique connector frame allows separate modules to be connected together, to give a walkway indefinite length.
Airlinks have been designed in accordance with Eurocodes BSEN 1990,1991 and 1993, and CE Marked in compliance with BE EN 1090. The concrete floor ensures compliance with SCI P354 “design of floors for vibrations: a new approach 2007” and the Concrete Centre “a design guide for footfall induced vibration”. Airlinks also comply with BAA Specifications.
Airlinks have a robust steel structure crafted to directly receive composite cladding, roofing and glazing. Airlinks are a fine example of lean construction; they contain so secondary steelwork flashings. Building services are fully integrated within the internal fitout: lighting, heating/air conditioning, PA system, fire detection/alarm, interchangeable double glazing, composite cladding, designed to accommodate ramp gradients up to 1 in 20 and spans up to 28 metres.