Case Studies

Custom roll forming facilitates better insulation practices

When LoftZone required high quality bespoke manufacturing of beams for their StoreFloor raised loft flooring system and complementary Shelf-Beam shelving system, they turned to voestalpine Metsec’s Custom Roll Forming (CRF) division. voestalpine Metsec CRF manufactures a wide range of products and components for a variety of companies, many of which are large multinational operations and … Read more

voestalpine Metsec Purlins deliver efficient solution at major port

voestalpine Metsec light gauge steel purlins, side rails and eaves beams have been used extensively in the construction of new transit storage facilities at Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest individual port. Operated by Forth Ports, Grangemouth handles some nine million tonnes of cargo every year through liquid, specialist container and general cargo terminals. The new storage facilities … Read more

Women in Engineering Award Winning Apprentice

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, we interviewed Abbiegail Hill, our award winning Junior Design Engineer Apprentice from our Metframe division. Abbiegail is currently studying an NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support whilst on the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Construction and The Built Environment.   “I chose Metsec because of its … Read more

BIM or Bust?

BIM seems here to stay but for many sub contractors and smaller operators in the industry its impact has created challenges. Here Roy Burns, Managing Director of light gauge steel framing manufacturer Metsec, identifies the pressures and explores how to overcome them. Two thirds of structural engineering businesses think that the government’s stance on Building … Read more

Is BIM a Test of Mettle?

A recent survey found that 70% of engineers believe Building Information Modelling (BIM) presents a major obstacle to their business growth. As such there is nervousness as many stand back from embracing BIM. But as Roy Burns, Managing Director of Metsec Lightweight Structures explains, the key is about looking for the opportunities BIM provides, not … Read more

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