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Thermal efficiency in buildings - can we afford to turn a blind eye?

Senior Engineer, Jeff Edwards explores an issue that has become common knowledge in the construction industry, that designed thermal performance figures for cavity wall constructions are rarely achieved under actual site conditions. He lets us in on how his passion for addressing this 'performance gap' resulted in the creation of the revolutionary Ancon Thermal Windpost (TWP2). Read more

What is a Head Restraint and why are Head Restraints required in masonry panels?

Head Restraints provide simple support to the top of a masonry panel by transferring lateral load (usually wind or internal pressure load) from the masonry to the primary structure, whilst allowing some vertical movement in the frame in relation to the top of the wall. Read more

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Leviat ensures HS2 tunnel construction remains on track with the creation of rebar facility

The Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS JV) turned to Leviat for training, specialist equipment and ongoing support in order to create an on-site steel threading facility capable of producing the required 92,000 rebar couplers. This innovative and cost-effective rebar facility removes the risk of delays, enables new jobs, reduces lorry movements and cuts waste.