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Vote For REIDsteel In Steel Awards

Posted on: 31/05/2018

A Dorset structural steel company has won through to the finals of a top industry away for its role in a BZ$33m project in Central America.

John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) has been nominated for the prestigious Construction Industry Choice title in the 2018 Galvanizing Awards for the flagship Belize Civic Center.

The 130-strong company performed the structural design, detailing and fabrication – including the cladding and glazing – in Christchurch before shipping it to the Central American country.

Now it is facing fellow finalists in an online vote at https://www.galvanizing.org.uk/construction-awards/ before the awards ceremony on Friday June 8 at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London.

Galvanizing is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel for protection from the elements and ease of maintenance.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “This award nomination is a testament to the skill and dedication of all at REIDsteel and their suppliers.

“Galvanization is an integral part of our ability to design, manufacture and supply entire steel buildings for some of the harshest environments in the world.

“We are proud to have been so closely involved in the Belize Civic Center and thrilled to be nominated for this award. Our sincere thanks go to all who offer their support with the online vote.”

The Construction Industry title is a new addition to this year’s awards, which are organised by the Galvanizers Association.

REIDsteel has exported to more than 140 countries in nearly a century of trading. Like its other buildings, the Belize Civic Center was designed and constructed to withstand such natural disasters as earthquakes and hurricanes.

The $33m Belize Dollars (£12.7m) Civic Center in Belize City officially opened at the beginning of May.  It has been one of the largest construction projects in the country’s history.

A total of 750 tonnes of steelwork was required for the 39,000 sq ft complex, including a structurally optimized steel frame with hot rolled and hot dip galvanized sections.

It also included a roofing system spanning 200 feet, together with all the terraces for approximately 4500 seats and all the suspended floors consisting of a galvanized composite metal decking system suitable for cast-in-situ concrete.

The glazing package, undertook by Reidsteel’s glazing division included curtain walling and aluminium framed windows.

All were manufactured “in house” at their Christchurch facility in the UK, containerised and then shipped to Belize.

REIDsteel has the capability to design, manufacture and supply entire steel buildings including their cladding and or glazing requirements anywhere in the UK, Europe and the world.

These include stadiums, auditoriums and complexes worldwide, including football, cricket and motorsport arenas.

It has the capacity to design, make and build all elements of stadia from the frame to gangways, entrances, exits, tunnels, terracing, seating, sliding roofs, corporate hospitality boxes and balconies.

Visit http://www.reidsteel.com/belize-civic-centre for more details about the Belize Civic Center Sports Complex and http://www.reidsteel.com/grandstands for more about REIDsteel’s other stadium projects.

Vote for REIDsteel at https://www.galvanizing.org.uk/case-studies/belize-civic-centre-john-reid-sons-strucsteel-ltd/.

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