Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine Volume 425 - January 2016 - Page 61

CIVIL ENGINEERING STEEL CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATION SCHEME The scheme's assessors are carefully selected to ensure that their experience is relevant to the product and process, such as design, preparation, fabrication, welding, painting and erection as well as environmental and health and safety issues. The assessors, who understand client needs, are specially trained on a continuous basis and all come from a background within the industry. Recently, the industry’s best and brightest were celebrated at the 47th Structural Steel Design Awards. The BCSA, of which the SCCS is a wholly owned subsidiary, is a national organisation for the steel construction industry and sponsors the awards each year. The glittering ceremony recognises the high standards of structural and architectural design attainable in the use of steel and its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics and innovation. They are open to steel based structures situated in the United Kingdom or overseas that have been built by UK or Irish steelwork contractors using steel predominantly sourced from Tata Steel. The BCSA’s member companies undertake the design, fabrication and erection of steelwork for all forms of construction in building and civil engineering. Associate members are those principal companies involved in the direct supply to all or some members of components, materials or products. Corporate members are clients, professional of