The UK’s leading waterproofing specialists, BriggsAmasco, has scooped the ‘Green’ award at this year’s Mastic Asphalt Awards.

A new award for 2008, the company took pole position in the green category for its recent work at Potterrow University, Edinburgh. Part of a £40milllion new build scheme, the Informatics building at Potterrow University was designed from the outset to have the highest BREEAM rating to be achieved in Scotland to date. The aim was to achieve a rating of Excellent with a score of 71% – currently the score is 72.5%.

The architect, in collaboration with BriggsAmasco, was concerned with the long term sustainability of the roof area and chose to specify mastic asphalt, also allowing the specification to satisfy the BREEAM criteria. The material’s superior green credentials, durability and quality finish plus its robust nature, longevity and low maintenance costs made it the ideal choice for this scheme.

Frank Lynch of BriggsAmasco said: “To take first place in a new award category is a real honour for BriggsAmasco. Sustainability is of paramount concern for all involved in the building industry and we are aware that we must look at the best way of minimising any potential environmental impact. At Potterrow University, we considered the use of a range of systems at design phase and recognised the use of mastic asphalt was the ideal solution, allowing us to meet all of our design and installation needs”.

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