111, 2016

Team GB wins at the IFD World Championship

Creativity, initiative and collaboration win coveted international award for young roofers

Ben Revitt of our Birmingham branch represented the UK in the World Championships for Young Roofers in Warsaw last month, with Jordan Lane of Lane Roofing. They were mentored by Gary Walpole, SPRA Training Manager.

Using their own creativity and initiative with a range of roofing products, the duo worked together to win the prestigious President’s Prize for Innovation in the waterproofing category.

The three day Championships are organised by the International Federation of Roofing Contractors (IFD) and attract competitors from around the world. They are aimed at creating a common international message to promote the standards of skilled young roofers, raise the profile of on the job training and increase respect for the technical skills required in the roofing trade. Four young roofers formed Team GB to represent waterproofing and pitched roofing disciplines.

BriggsAmasco was proud to sponsor the UK entry and as Livia Williams, head of training at the NFRC, said in the RCI, “We couldn’t be more proud of Team GB’s performance. Our young roofers displayed an exceptional level of skill, workmanship and pride in their work over the three days, and at such a high standard, it was no easy task for the judges to decide.”

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Further reading can also be found on the rci website.

111, 2016

NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2016

Our branches in Scotland have been shortlisted for the following awards.

The winners will be announced the awards luncheon being held on 4 November at The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

111, 2016

New Street Station wins UK Project of the Year

The redevelopment of Birmingham’s New Street station has won the overall prize at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards. Further reading can be found on the Business Quarter website.

BriggsAmasco was appointed by Mace to install approximately 15,000m2 of waterproofing. Over 38,000 of man hours was completed on-site, including working 24/7 and taking deliveries overnight to avoid disruption during the day. You can read the full case study here.

1910, 2016

Collaboration In the Supply Chain

John Linsdell, General Manager of BA Consult, took to the Main Stage at the NEC as a panellist discussing collaboration within the commercial construction supply chain on 18th October, the first day of UK Construction Week 2016.

The panel had a bias towards the early stages of a project with architects and professional standard setting bodies forming the majority of the panel.

John brought a “real life” edge to the discussion citing his early involvement in the Building Down Barriers project in the late 1990s as a first step towards collaboration within the construction industry.

Barriers to collaboration were debated, including tender awards being made on cost rather than quality of supply chain, and trust being a difficult barrier to overcome.

A brief discussion on BIM was held as a good example of the whole construction industry working collaboratively together, although it still has some way to go.

Each panellist was then asked to give a real life illustration of collaboration and John gave the only example explaining how, when work on the British Museum was announced as entirely accident free, a celebration get together was held. The interesting thing was that operatives from all trades, seemed to know and get on with each other; collaboration as a natural occurrence of working alongside each other on site.

Much of the discussion focussed on collaboration being led “top down” and this is absolutely essential. Maybe, though there is also something to be learnt from the British Museum example of “ground roots” level collaboration.

As John said, “Everyone needs to buy in and work together.

2109, 2016

Investors in People

BriggsAmasco has been re-accredited as member of Investors in People. Our accreditation now covers a period of 16 years.

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2109, 2016

Modern Slavery Act 2015

In accordance of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Briggs Amasco Ltd (part of the IKO Group of Companies) will comply fully with the Act.

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