Case Studies

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

Cable Management That Caters for Demand

A well-designed cable distribution system has the potential to maintain the high performance of a circuit, contributing to its sustainability in the longer term. But what do contractors and specifiers want when it comes to cable management products and, more importantly, what should electrical distributors and wholesalers be demanding from their suppliers to deliver the … Read more

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