Working with Civils Contracting Limited, this extension to the existing Hangar 12 at Bournemouth Airport has a clear span of 100m, is 12m deep and 22m high to the eaves. The Main Contractor’s work started on this project in the summer of 2013 and we commenced assembly of the main truss at the beginning of October 2013.
Being a very unusual and local job, it was decided to install a timelapse camera in order to record progress, managed between bouts of the windiest weather experienced since 1987.
This camera takes a photo every 10 seconds and these can then be played back in sequence and roll like a film. The effect is that we can see the action of many days taking place at a super quick […]
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.
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 […]
The 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 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 […]
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 […]