Inside issue 1-2020:

  • a new research and employment centre in Germany;
  • the redesign of a farmhouse extension in Devon;
  • a new further education college in Shropshire;
  • a sustainable concept for housing in Belgium;
  • a renovated ski jump in Germany
  • and the recent revision to EN ISO 14713 : 2020 – Part 2.
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Editorial: Over time I have come across many myths related to the construction industry, some of which date back to practices that may have been prevalent many years ago, but nobody would recognise today. One of these myths that is closer to home is that, galvanizing is a time consuming process that takes weeks to complete!

The opposite is actually true – hot dip galvanizing can protect steelwork for decades and yet takes a matter of minutes to apply. Orders are monitored in a computer-controlled environment and can be delivered directly to site.

Although hot dip galvanizing occurs at the end of the supply chain, it should still be prioritised. If you communicate well with the galvanizer, include them in the construction schedule as you would your other sub-contractors, then hot dip galvanizing will have many time-saving, and therefore cost-saving benefits.

The recent revision to EN ISO 14713: 2020 – Part 2  provides essential advice for detailing of steelwork that will aid in not only work being processed safely but also help to avoid unnecessary delays.

Adidas Campus World of Sports

The Adidas Campus World of Sports building in Herzogenaurach is the corporate headquarters of the brand. In 2019 it was extended to include a new foyer designed by Behnisch Architects. The striking, flat cuboid with its diamond-shaped facade and its…

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Heini-Klopfer ski jump in Oberstdorf

The is the third largest in the world. The ski jump, originally designed by the architect and ski jumper Heini Klopfer in 1950, was refitted in 1973 and 1986. A more thorough renovation of the ski jump was carried out…

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Reinforcement of A67/A3, Frankfurt

It is a well known fact that hot dip galvanized steel can be used in the construction of new infrastructure. It should not be forgotten that it can also play an important role in retrofitting structures. This can prolong the…

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Revision to EN ISO 14713-2 2020

You may be familiar with using EN ISO 1461 for the specification of hot dip galvanizing for your steelwork. A less familiar – but just as important standard – has recently received a comprehensive revision, EN ISO 14713-2 : 2020…

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