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REIDglazing and Duco

REIDglazing are proud to announce for 2014 they are official partners of Duco “Ventilation and Sun Control”.  This enables them to be an exclusive fabricator, installer and supplier of Duco Louvre and  Solar Shading systems.

Duco, based in Veurne, Belgium is a leading manufacturer in Europe of natural ventilation and sun control systems for a healthy, comfortable and energy efficient indoor climate. Our partnership will enable John Reid & Sons to offer an excellent product range within programme deadlines for Uk and export projects.

 
Graham Clarke , UK Sales Manager came to REIDsteel’s offices to show us Duco’s wide range of louvre products.

He can be seen here with REIDsteel’s Director, Tim Reid.

By | January 15th, 2014|Glazing & Curtain Walling|Comments Off on REIDglazing and Duco

Christchurch Christmas Pud 10K Run

Chris Batty (quality assurance assistant), Tony Rendall (draughtsman), John Sinkinson (company accountant) and Matthew Way (project engineer) recently entered this year’s local Christmas 10k run. This family fun event has taken place annually for over a decade. It allows runners from over Dorset and Hampshire of all abilities to take a run along the River Avon, through the roads of Burton.

The course takes runners through a part of Burton that perhaps locals don’t visit often. Despite this, it is really quite picturesque with large hedgerows marking the way. The farmland roads make for a good, flat course; perfect for a personal best.
However, the best part is receiving a congratulatory Christmas pudding upon crossing the finish, so everyone’s a winner! The day is a lovely festive start […]

By | December 17th, 2013|REIDsteel Staff|Comments Off on Christchurch Christmas Pud 10K Run

The Importance of Resilient Structures

cycloneThe only difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon is the location where the storm occurs.

They all happen in the same way:

Warm water heats the air and it starts to rise, and begins to spiral. The warm air will be very moist and will start to condense. As the warm air spiral goes up into colder air, it becomes even warmer and lighter, so it rises and spirals faster, sucking in more warm moist air from the surrounding sea. This enormous heat-engine, powered by the heat in the sea, is a storm formation.

When a building stands in the path of the wind, the windward wall tends to block the air, and the air pressure increases. This force can cave in walls, smash doors or columns […]

By | December 16th, 2013|Resilient Structures|Comments Off on The Importance of Resilient Structures

REIDsteel in Malta with Lufthansa Technik

By Sales Engineer, Michael Harvey

REIDSteel provided the existing Hangar for Lufthansa Technik Malta (LTM) back in 2008.

A new Maintenance, Refurbishment and Overhaul (MRO) facility was essential to enable LTM to grow their business into a world class company and their original hangar was already restricting their activities for the overhauling of aircraft, from the large number of different fleet operators requiring their services.

The 2008 project consisted of two ‘wide-body’ hangars, together with one smaller narrow body hangar (information relating to this project can be found here).  However, by 2013 the aircraft servicing market had evolved and there was a greater demand from the wide-bodied sector than previously forecast.

LTM approached the team at REIDsteel with […]

By | December 5th, 2013|Aircraft Hangars & Doors|Comments Off on REIDsteel in Malta with Lufthansa Technik

Terrain Services Ltd and REIDsteel

Terrain Services Ltd is a medium sized construction company incorporated in September 1997. Although initially based in Kampala, Uganda, from 2005 the majority of their work has been located in South Sudan.

REIDsteel has worked with Terrain since March 2008. Together, working with The Louis Berger Group we embarked on the USAID funded Sudan Infrastructure Services Project (SISP) to build 8 bridges across the 192km stretch of Juba-Nimule Road. These bridges ranged from 12 to 50m long.

During Sudan’s civil war, much of the infrastructure of the recently formed country of South Sudan was destroyed.

The construction of these bridges along the only paved highway in South Sudan enables development of the country. They allow transportation and trade […]

By | December 3rd, 2013|Industrial Buildings, Steel Bridges|Comments Off on Terrain Services Ltd and REIDsteel

Our first bridge with JTEC in Mauritius

By Design Engineer, Peter Mrozinski

REIDsteel’s erection supervisor Jimmy Sloane has just returned from Mauritius where he successfully supervised JTEC’s installation of a REIDsteel bridge. The bridge replaced an old steel railway bridge that had been corroding since 1902 and had fallen into a bad state of repair.

We didn’t see a dodo bird, but we did notice that L’Escalier is twinned with Spelthorne in Surrey!

This new bridge at Sourdine was built to eliminate a narrow and dangerous roadway into the gulley, used heavily by large bulky sugar harvest vehicles and bagasse transport, as well as by the general public. The bridge was funded in part by the sugar company and in part by the state.

Construction Manager of Building and Civil Engineering Co. Ltd, Jean-Pierre de Rosnay, […]

By | November 19th, 2013|Steel Bridges|Comments Off on Our first bridge with JTEC in Mauritius