MiTek were delighted to take part in a challenge set to Computing and Engineering students studying at the University of Huddersfield recently. We were one of several companies who posed challenges to teams of students asking for innovative solutions to problems relevant to their industry. Our Technical Director, Richard George, set the teams the challenge of
With the continued growth of our customer base we have again strengthened our technical support team, appointing Gary Pickford as a Senior Techical Support Manager in March. Gary started his career in IT, followed by a decade working for a major truss fabricator and a stint at a timber frame manufacturer, and so brings a huge amount
Culver Eddy is our full time Training Manager and has long been admired for his unwavering enthusiasm for providing first class training courses. The introduction of PAMIR and the EC5 deadline meant that we needed to train a huge number of our users as we rolled out the new software. Culver has trained in excess
The DWB group is a long-established roof truss and metal web joist manufacturer, based throughout the East of England with factories and design teams in Hull, Boston and Latchingdon. DWB have been a MiTek Posi-Joist manufacturer for many years, and we were delighted earlier this year when they decided to switch their truss manufacture to MiTek
MiTek announces new online tool to quickly find the correct posi-joist Posi-Joists have significantly grown in popularity over recent years. To further promote Posi-Joist in the market place and to make it even easier to specify, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new online Posi-Joist interactive span table. You can find it here.
MiTek fabricator Truss Form (Midlands) recently supplied the roof trusses for a fantastic looking roof for a new £44M retirement village at Wixam, Bedfordshire. The roof contained a top hat truss arrangement to deal with an apex height of up to 6.4m on the main roofs, and includes a curved section of varying radius which
January 1st 2018 was the date from which all new trussed rafter and metal web joist designs must be completed using the Eurocode 5 design code. MiTek’s PAMIR design software was written from its inception with EC5 design at its core, and as such can easily handle the additional complexities of the design code. MiTek fabricators
Since the beginning of 2018, EC5 has been the code to which all new truss and metal web floor designs should be designed. July saw the deadline for legacy BS5268 designs to be converted to EC5 and Les Fuller, chairman of the TRA technical committee recently issued a statement to clarify the position. You can