Monthly Archives: September 2020

Energy-saving Opportunities for Pig Farmers

Efficiently run livestock housing is key to productivity, health, welfare and, ultimately, the success of the industry. Proficiently balancing inputs and outputs places some businesses ahead of others and creates more resilience in navigating through the uncertainty of the future while we live through these unprecedented times.

In 2019, English...

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Light: Adding Value to a Steel Frame

Design guidance on lighting for livestock buildings has remained rudimentary for years. BS5502: part 40, (1990) states that natural lighting should be provided for cattle where possible, with supplementary artificial lighting where appropriate. Target light levels recommend 50 lux as standard service illumination and 300 lux for inspection. Similar guidance is given for...

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NSSS – National Structural Steelwork Specification

NSSS 7th edition image

The BSCA has recently published the 7th edition of the NSSS. This latest edition has been extensively updated and represents the biggest change since its introduction in 1989. One of the main changes is the inclusion of a new section on intumescent paint...

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CE Marking Campaign – RIDBA Strives for the Highest Standards

Last year, the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association launched a campaign to promote the importance of CE Marking, not only as a reminder of the legal obligations but also as a pillar of compliance in the industry. For fabricated structural steelwork, CE Marking became mandatory on 1 July 2014 and even...

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