Structural Steel Estimator

Job Opportunity: Structural Steel Estimator

Structural Steel Estimator

BHC are an established contractor who have various divisions within their Company Group.

We are currently seeking an Estimator with a Structural Steelwork background to join our Estimating team.

Your key activities will include but not be limited to:

  • Responsible for the preparation and the subsequent negotiation of tender submissions for steelwork projects.
  • Sourcing pre-project information and analysing sub-contractor quotations, agreements and enquiries.
  • Measuring and ‘Quantity Take-Off’ from drawings.
  • Input data onto estimating software.
  • Produce Bills of Quantities.
  • Build up the tender price from the first principles based on the scope of works, plans, specification and programme.
  • Produce the tender report in preparation for the tender adjudication.
  • Attend pre and post contract interviews, client meetings etc.
  • Collect and distribute feedback.
  • Investigate cost-effective and/or alternative solutions.
  • Comply with BHC Ltd procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of the latest techniques.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as required from time to time.

Required Experience

Your qualification and experience should include:

  • Ideally, 5 years or more proven estimating experience in the Structural Steelwork industry.
  • A team player who is a confident communicator with all members of staff.
  • You must have excellent interpersonal skills; maintain good working relationships with colleagues, clients, suppliers and have a personable character.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Microsoft Office proficient ideally, with experience in the use of Microsoft Project or other project programming software.

Job location – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire with some site visits.

If you are interested and have the necessary skills please apply via the Recruitment section of our website, and complete our Job Enquiry Form and attach your CV.

Capital Square, Edinburgh

BHC is working with BAM Construction on a BREEAM Excellent, Grade A office development in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre. 

For the project, BHC has been supplying, erecting and fabricating 1,102 tonnes of hot-rolled steelwork, installing 12,234mof metal decking and the associated edge protection to form the office development. Additionally,  select pieces of steelwork were galvanised and received a coat of intumescent paint to achieve 60 minutes of fire protection.

The landmark office features five floors, providing a total of 122,600ftof office accommodation, with a further three basement levels to provide on-site car parking. The development can be accessed through a landscaped courtyard, where a double height reception area leads to a statement atrium.

Capital Square offers modern, high-quality office accommodation within a superb location in the city centre and it is already 56% pre-let.

Acton Train Modification Unit

Acton Train Modification Unit

Acton Train Modification Unit

BHC is currently onsite at a new £23 million Train Modification Unit in Acton, West London.

The 550mPortal Frame building is being erected using over 600 tonnes of hot-rolled steelwork, 36 tonnes of cold-rolled and 1917mof metal decking.

The Train Modification Unit consists of a 160m train maintenance building including four pitted maintenance roads and an accommodation block to provide office and welfare facilities.

Once construction has finished, the development will provide London Underground with the facilities required to deliver major packages of repair and upgrade works on the existing fleet.

Balfour Hospital Opens to Public

Balfour Hospital Opens to Public

Balfour Hospital Open to Public

The new Balfour Hospital, Orkney has opened its door to members of the public. 

The construction of the new Orkney Hospital & Healthcare Facility is the largest construction project on the Isle of Orkney since the construction of Kirkwall Grammar School and Pickaguoy Leisure Centre in 2012.

BHC were responsible for the fabrication and erection of 1,194 tonnes of structural steelwork and the installation of 6,718mof metal decking.

The 14,500mdevelopment provides 49 en-suite bedrooms for in-patients, assessment, maternity and mental health needs. Additional features of the new hospital include; accident and emergency, surgical theatres, day surgery and cancer care.

The £64 million Healthcare facility services the Island of Orkney and will reduce the number of patients travelling to the mainland for routine healthcare and treatment.

When it comes to construction on the outer lying island of Scotland, structural steel framed solutions are highly advantageous. For instance, there is only one concrete batching facility on the island which would not be able to supply the amount of concrete required for a concrete frames solution. Whereas, BHC can fabricate steelwork in Carnwath, South Lanarkshire and ship the materials from mainland Scotland to the site in Kirkwall, Orkney.NHS Orkney

The hospital features a complex design and shape; a two storey structure with two inner circle courtyards – one completely enclosed by the building with the other courtyard being a partially enclosed horseshoe shape. The project architects – Keppie – designed a connecting hub to house the hospital’s main entrance, restaurant, shop and waiting areas.

Adjacent to the hub is a long curved structure. The geometry of the design is complex and the curved longitudinal grids are based on several different radii. The steel frame mainly comprises of straight beams, effectively faceted between grids, however, curved steel members were used to achieve the building’s tightest curves. The perimeter columns follow a regular 6m grid pattern with the internal columns being arranged around the tighter curves of the courtyard, varying from 4m to 7m spacings.

The use of structural steelwork to support metal decking made it more straightforward to form the required curves in the floorplate of the building.

NHS OrkneyA major benefit of a steel frame includes the speed that steelwork can be erected. This was vital throughout the construction of the Balfour Hospital as it permitted the building to be wind and watertight at an early stage, allowing internal trades to progress despite the elements.

Paint Shop Foreman

Job Opportunity: Paint Shop Foreman – Vacancy Fulfilled

Paint Shop Foreman

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.

We currently have a vacancy for a Paint Shop Foreman. Reporting directly to the Workshop Manager, the role will be to provide safe, efficient and effective management of plant, labour and materials, to ensure that production and quality objectives are achieved.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Daily management of resources within the paint shop and to liaise with loaders (plant and labour).
  • To liaise daily with management on workload and targets.
  • To ensure regular maintenance is carried out on all equipment consistently.
  • To allocate coatings jobs to the team.
  • To ensure that all Coating Operatives apply materials per the standard methods/procedures.
  • To maintain an acceptable standard of cleanliness/housekeeping.
  • Ensure scanning of work is carried out correctly and efficiently.
  • Monitor and implement the correct usage of PPE.
  • Set up a work schedule in advance of the team’s daily start time.
  • Mentoring of trainees and apprentices to suit company methods.

Previous supervisory and mentoring experience would be advantageous however training will be provided. The ability to effectively plan, both day shift and night shift workload to achieve customer delivery requirements.

Must be able to work under pressure and have confidence in their decision-making abilities. You will be able to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, possess good interpersonal skills and can prioritise a demanding and varied workload.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential as is a positive, proactive approach to work, along with 2 years’ experience in protective coatings.

Applications are invited from self-driven individuals who can lead and motivate the team ensuring all targets are met, and quality standards are maintained to both internal and customer specifications.

If you are interested and have the necessary skills please apply via the Recruitment section of our website, and complete our Job Enquiry Form and attach your CV.

 

 

Fabrication Foreman

Job Opportunity – Fabrication Foreman – Vacancy Fulfilled

Fabrication Foreman

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.

We currently have a vacancy for a Fabrication Foreman. Reporting directly to the Workshop Manager, the role will be to assist in leading, supervising and monitoring the performance of the Production Section, ensuring quality standards are consistently achieved. To maintain effective and efficient labour utilisation ensuring production targets and customer expectations are met.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To assist with shift changeovers, ensuring that correct materials, documentation and clear instructions are available for the next shift.
  • To ensure that company policies are always adhered to.
  • To lead by example.
  • To continually review manufacturing processes and suggest improvements.
  • To identify any training requirements for employees and assist with training where required, assist in the training and development of apprentices as and when required.
  • The daily management of resources within the paint shop and to liaise with loaders (plant and labour).
  • To liaise daily with management on workload and targets.
  • Carry out weekly audits on a rotational basis with colleagues.
  • Ordering and control of all purchased items related to your production line.
  • Ensure full traceability for all parts and accurate reports are available for clients.
  • Ensure crane checks are carried out daily and accurate reports are submitted.
  • Monitor goods in / out area and ensure the area is kept under control.
  • Ensure inductions and risk assessments are carried out before commencement of work.

Previous supervisory experience would be advantageous however training will be provided. The successful candidate will have the ability to effectively plan utilisation of labour resources.

The ability to work under pressure and be able to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, possess good interpersonal skills and can prioritise a demanding and varied workload.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential as is a positive, proactive approach to work.

Applications are invited from self-motivated individuals who can lead and motivate the team ensuring all targets are met, and quality standards are maintained to both internal and customer specifications.

If you are interested and have the necessary skills please apply via the Recruitment section of our website, and complete our Job Enquiry Form and attach your CV.

 

Westgate

RICS South East Project of the Year 2019 – Westgate, Oxford

RICS South East Project of the Year: Westgate, Oxford

The Redevelopment of the Westgate Centre, Oxford Wins RICS Project of the Year 2019

BHC are thrilled that Westgate, Oxford won the South East RICS Project of the Year award. The project will now go forward to the RICS Awards 2019 Grand Final taking place in October.

The steel-framed shopping development has played a major role in the regeneration of Oxford, with the addition of 800,000 ftof leisure and retail space.

The large shopping centre is made of four individual retail blocks connected through the use of public spaces.

Westgate, Oxford

BHC were awarded the 7,000-tonne steelwork contract for the £440 million development from Main Contractors, Laing O’Rourke.

Prior toWestgate, Oxford BHC’s involvement, the concrete shopping centre was partially demolished leaving 3/4 of the three-storey structure to be integrated into the new scheme.

More than 1,000 tonnes of steelwork were utilised to remodel the retained structure to create new and more prominent shop fronts. The remodelled section of the centre connects directly to the new steel-framed extension, comprising of two independent bespoke buildings.

Three large steel trusses weighing up to 33 tonnes each and measuring 25m long were installed into the basement of the extension to create a large column-free space, allowing the area to be used as a service yard.

Each three-storey extension is an independent structure, gaining its stability from a series of concrete cores, bracing and moment frames. A series of steel bridges link the blocks at both second and third floors – the longest bridge spans 22m across the main covered street.

The retail blocks were erected around a 7.5m x 7.8m grid pattern however, as tenant requirements may change over time the columns can be removed to create larger stores.

Over 44,000mof metal decking was supplied and installed including the supply and installation of edge protection to the perimeter.

Edinburgh St James Centre

Progress Update: Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James Centre

A year has passed since BHC began erecting steelwork and installing metal decking at the Edinburgh St James Centre. 

Since last summer, BHC has erected an astounding 8,800 tonnes of steelwork, equating to approximately 15,000 individual pieces.

In addition to being awarded the structural steelwork packages, BHC has been installing metal decking. A total of 55,144m2 of metal decking has been fitted which is 45% of the total area to be covered with metal decking.

The Difference a Year Makes:

Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James Centre

 

Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre Opens

Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre Opens

Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre Opens

Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd has officially opened Scotland’s newest Single Malt Whisky Distillery in the village of Lagg, on the Isle of Arran.

BHC took over the site, located on the southern tip of Arran, in early February 2017. The first phase of work involved the construction of three storage and maturation warehouses, each with a gross internal floor area of 1,000m2 along with the associated infrastructure works for the bonded warehouses.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 1

The foundations of the Bonded Warehouses consisted of a re-enforced concrete pad and strip foundations, with the floor slab comprising of 200mm of C40 concrete with a power float finish laid to TR34 Fm3 specification.

The portal framed Bonded Warehouses measure 25m x 26m x 5.8m to eaves level. All steelwork was shot blast to SA 2.5 and primed with an intumescent coating to provide fire protection.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 1

Phase 2 of the Lagg Distillery development focused on the construction of the Distillery and Visitor Centre.

The intricate geometric design of the 2-storey building mimics the natural topography of the surrounding landscape.

The existing ground level of the site was reduced and prepared with Type 1 and levelled to the correct setting out point, ready for insulation and foundations. A 300 mm layer of structural fill was laid to the proportion of the building’s footprint with the ground-floor slab comprising of a single layer of A252 mesh and 50 mm under slab insulation.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 2

The use of Structural Steelwork was well suited to the construction of the complex design of the Distillery and Visitor Centre.

The Copper Stills and other large processing equipment were installed during construction, making it necessary for the gable curtain walling to be designed to allow a large section to be left out until the equipment had been installed.

The building was clad in Scottish Larch, natural stone cavity walling and textures precast concrete panels. The Distillery and Visitor Centre roof is finished with a Bauder Sedum Blanket Green, commencing from the ground level and rising to its undulating profile to reflect the topography of Goatfell.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 2

After two years of construction, the Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre officially opened it’s doors to the public on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

500 Tonne Crane at ESJ

500 Tonne Crane at ESJ

500 Tonne Crane at ESJ

BHC was responsible for the closure of Leith Street, Edinburgh for the second time in recent weeks.

A further series of heavy lifts took place on-site at the Edinburgh St James centre that required the use of a 500-tonne mobile crane.

The 500-tonne capacity 8-axle, all-terrain LTM 1500 mobile crane is equipped with a 7-section 84m telescopic boom including Y guy system, 91m luffing jib and a 56m fixed fly jib with hydraulic control.

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James