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The Industriens Hus in Copenhagen is home to the Confederation of Danish Industry. During 2011 and 2012 it is undergoing a major refurbishment and extension.
The Lord Mayor of the city of London, Michael Bear, recently visited Macalloy's manufacturing premises as part of his visit to South Yorkshire. The visit was also attended by several other representatives including the Lady Mayoress of London, Sheriff Fiona Woolf and Sheriff richard Sermon.
Macalloy's updated Tension Structures brochure for the American market is now available to download. The brochure can be downloaded from the Macalloy 460, Macalloy S460, Macalloy 520 and Macalloy SC460 product pages on the website.
Macalloy will re-launch its stainless cable product range in June 2011. The new stainless cable range will include Macalloy’s original Guy Linking Architectural Cable System, alongside Macalloy’s new SC460 Architectural Cable System. The SC460 cable system builds on the success of the Macalloy S460 tension rod system, utilising the same clevis end-fixings in conjunction with tensioning adaptors and swaged threaded studs. All cables, and all cable components, are minimum grade 316 stainless steel.
Macalloy are pleased to annouce that a new product enquiry form is available for it Tension Rod and Compression Strut products. The new form allows you to enter and specify a range of standard details about the product type, thread diameter, system pin to pin lengths and a whole host of connection types.
This Chrysler Building uses a Spectrum System, that is a unique, modular and demountable building that meets building regulations and that can be used for a wide range of temporary and semi-permanent applications, for periods lasting from one week to many years.
The simplicity of this well-proportioned and stylish structure resolves the visual problems associated with lattice towers by eliminating the large number of bracing components. The pioneering design employs a simple hierarchy of components: a central spine, cast steel arms and Macalloy 460 M36 M42 painted tension bars. The resulting silhouette is visually more akin to that of a monopole, yet the structure is capable of supporting a high level of equipment at heights up to 40-metres.
This gravity-defying propped cantilever was made possible thanks to an ingenious hybrid structural system, devised by structural engineers SKM Anthony Hunt and Bowmer & Kirkland, which combines a super-reinforced concrete frame with deep foundation piles, two structural steel columns, and the Macalloy 460 tension bar system.
The new Terminal 3 building opens its doors today and has been built to help the airport deal with increased tourism around the Costa Blanca.