177 Bothwell Street

BHC Delighted to Announce Involvement in 177 Bothwell Street, Glasgow

177 Bothwell Street

BHC are thrilled to announce our involvement in 177 Bothwell Street, Glasgow.

Following on from BHC’s previous success on Phase 1 of Bothwell Exchange, we are delighted to announce our appointment as the Structural Steelwork Contractor for Phase 2 of the development.

177 Bothwell Street is a Grade A Office development within the heart of Glasgow’s Financial District for which BHC will be fabricating, supplying and erecting almost 4,000 tonnes of steelwork and installing over 30,000 mof metal decking.

In addition, BHC will also be laying the concrete upper floor slabs covering 30,908 mwith 4,636 mof concrete reinforced with 557 tonnes of reinforcement.

When complete, the office block will become Scotland’s first development accredited with a Platinum WiredScore Certificate. Additionally, the development boasts Scotland’s first office rooftop running track, and an extensive external roof terrace with panoramic views across the city and multiple charging points for electrical vehicles.

Approximately 40% of the building has already been successfully pre-let to Clydesdale Bank.

177 Bothwell Street

Edinburgh St James

Europe’s Largest Crane Onsite at ESJ

Edinburgh St James

The latest aerial images of the Redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre feature Europe’s largest crane in the process of lifting the project’s heaviest beams.

Over the past two weeks, BHC have successfully erected 1,000 tonnes of steelwork on site including 15 of the project’s heaviest beams which were too large for the onsite tower cranes capacities.

The Liebherr LTM11200 Crane arrived on site at the beginning of May and has the capacity to lift a maximum of 1,200 tonnes with a maximum jib length of 123m and maximum boom of 100m.

The heaviest beam weighed 38.5 tonnes and was erected using a 40m main boom and 60m of jib to a 60m radius.

The latest images from the Redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James

 

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Hounslow High Street Quarter

The Re-generation of Hounslow High Street Quarter Progresses

Hounslow High Street Quarter

The ambitious, mixed-use re-generation project within the London Borough of Hounslow progresses. 

BHC have been involved with the fabrication, supplying and erecting of 1,300 tonnes of steelwork, equating to over 3,200 individual pieces of hot rolled steelwork.

While on site, BHC have been utilising our own directly employed skilled labour. Additionally, BHC have a full range of site plant, craneage and transport which has been utilised throughout the project, allowing maximum efficiency and management throughout.

The latest images from Hounslow High Street Quarter

Hounslow HQ May 19

Hounslow High Street Quarter - May

38.5 Tonne Beam Arrives at ESJ

38.5 Tonnes Beam at ESJ

The heaviest beam has arrived on site at the Edinburgh St James re-development. 

Weighing in at 38.5 tonnes, the beam was lifted into place in the early hours of Wednesday 15th May, using a crane.

The crane is a Liebherr LTM11200 with maximum lift of 1,200 tonnes – the largest crane within Europe. It has a maximum jib length of 126m and a maximum boom of 100m. For this lift, our configuration was 40m main boom and 60m of jib, lifting 38.5 tonne to a 60m radius.

The Crane Lift arrived onsite at the beginning of May, causing a number of road closures around the development site, and will remain onsite for approximately three weeks whilst several heavy lifts take place.

Due to the gradient of Leith Street, we used two Mammoet self-propelled modular transporters to transport and set up the cranes position.

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

BHC Apprentices Hard at Work

Apprentices Health and Safety Module

This week, BHC’s group of first year apprentices have been hard at work on their Health and Safety module. 

The module forms part of the BCSA (British Constructional Steelwork Associations) CRAFT Fabricator Welder Apprenticeship Scheme. The scheme will guide the apprentices through various aspects of the job including marking, cutting and assembling steel components whilst being overseen by experienced Fabricator Welders.

Currently, our apprentices are working on their Health and Safety module which includes; demonstrating good working practices to reduce exposure to hazards, how to carry out work safely and the importance of leaving the workplace in a safe and tidy condition.

BHC will be hiring a new group of apprentices this Summer and will be holding our annual Apprentice Open Day on the 12th June 2019.

Applicants wishing to attend the Apprentice Open Day must register their interest by e-mailing Nicola Young – nyoung@bhc.ltd.uk .

Apprentice Health and Safety Module

Peek Inside the New Learning & Teaching Hub at UofG

Learning and Teaching Hub University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow have shared a video which takes a look inside the new £90.6 million James McCune Smith Learning & Teaching Hub.

Main Contractor, Multiplex began onsite at the end of October 2017, with BHC starting the structural steelwork contract early Summer 2018.

BHC’s involvement in the construction of the flagship development, with the capacity to accommodate 2,500 students, involved the supply, fabrication and erection of over 980 tonnes of structural steelwork and the installation of 5,387 mof trapezoidal metal decking.

The state-of-the-art hub will provide and inspirational and diverse learning space for both Undergraduate and Post Graduate students. The Learning and Teaching Hub includes lecture theatres, interactive teaching spaces, group study spaces and a cafe.

View the below video for an insight into the new James McCune Smith Learning & Teaching Hub

28 Tonne Truss ESJ

Fabricating 28 Tonne Hybrid Vierendeel Trusses for ESJ

Hybrid Vierendeel Truss for ESJ

This week, BHC’s workshop have been busy fabricating Hybrid Vierendeel trusses on line 5 – a new record for the fabrication line – for the re-development of the Edinburgh St James Centre. 

Each truss weighs approximately 28 tonnes and measures 18.6m long with a total of 860m of weld.

The Hybrid Vierendeel trusses will generate a moment of 15,000 kNm at the vertical post with end connections having a force of 4,000 kN in shear.

A total of 452 M30 TCB bolts will be used in the splice and bracing connections, with a further 80 M36 bolts being used in the end connections.

A new record was achieved this week on line 5 with just over 300 tonnes of steelwork being fabricated.

The trusses will be used to support 8 floor levels of the development.

ESJ 28 Tonnes

ESJ 28 tonnes

ESJ 28 Tonne

ESJ 28 tonne truss

Job Opportunity: Quantity Surveyors

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland. 

Due to continuous expansion we are seeking Surveyors to work in our Enniskillen Office.

The final role will include and require you to:-

  • Manage all costs relating to projects including reporting.
  • Assisting estimating where required.
  • Reviewing contracts and preparing contract documents.
  • Understanding and knowledge of types of contract documents.
  • Sub contract ordering.
  • Preparing interim valuations / final accounts.

Quantity Surveyor Essential Knowledge:

  • Proficient use and knowledge of software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Project
  • Educated to degree level as Quantity Surveyor preferred. HND Level considered.

Quantity Surveyor Essential Essential Skills:

  • Well-developed client facing skills with a client orientated approach.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational & planning skills.
  • Able to balance competing priorities and meet personal targets within a fluctuating and demanding workload.

Quantity Surveyor Essential Attitudes:

  • Safety focus.
  • Customer focus.
  • Positive and flexible approach.
  • Professional.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Open to innovation.
  • Open to collaboration.
  • Right first time approach.
  • Proactive with the ability to think ahead.
  • Strong personality and professional approach.

Applications can be made using the BHC Job Enquiry form located on the Recruitment page. 

Graduate/ Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Job Opportunity: Graduate / Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Graduate Trainee Quantity Surveyor Enniskillen

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland.

Due to continuous expansion we are seeking Graduate Quantity Surveyors to work in our Enniskillen office.

An element of training will be required using software and systems, the final role will include and require you to: –

  • Manage all costs relating to projects including reporting.
  • Assisting estimating where required.
  • Reviewing contracts and preparing contract documents.
  • Understanding and knowledge of types of contracts and conditions.
  • Sub contract ordering.
  • Preparing interim valuations / final accounts.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor Essential Knowledge:

  • Proficient use and knowledge of software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Project.
  • Educated to degree level as Quantity Surveyor preferred. HND level considered.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor Essential Skills:

  • Well-developed client facing skills with a client orientated approach.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational & planning skills.
  • Able to balance competing priorities and meet personal targets within a fluctuating & demanding workload.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor Essential Attitudes:

  • Safety focus.
  • Customer focus.
  • Positive and flexible approach.
  • Professional.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Open to innovation.
  • Open to collaboration.
  • Right first time approach.
  • proactive with the ability to think ahead.
  • Strong personality and professional approach.

Applications can be made using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located on the Recruitment page. 

Apprentice Open Day 2019

Apprentice Open Day

BHC are Hosting our Annual Apprentice Open Day on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

At BHC, we offer a 4-year apprenticeship programme created by the BSCA (British Constructional Steelwork Association). The CRAFT scheme combines traditional learning methods with on-the-job training and mentoring.

Our apprentices will gain skills for life that benefit the community, our clients and the future of the business.

Are you interested in applying for our apprenticeship scheme?

Email Nicola Young – nyoung@bhc.ltd.uk – to register your interest.