On Friday 15th June at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London, over 120 of the country’s leading mastic asphalt contractors gathered to recognise and celebrate the industry’s very best projects, companies and innovations. Following successes at this year’s Roofing Awards and Specialist Awards, BriggsAmasco once again came out on top.
BriggsAmasco was recognised for its exceptional standards of waterproofing achieved at the Stanhope Street Regeneration project – the transformation of an urban village by one of the largest property management, development and regeneration companies in the UK, Places for People.
Originally invited to investigate water ingress in and around the communal and private balconies, the company worked with IKO Permanite to produce a specification that would renew the existing waterproofing membrane with a product offering a proven track record and a guarantee to back this up.
Using Permaphalt polymer modified roofing, BriggsAmasco completed the 4000m2 application, as well as a series of associated works on budget, on time and whilst the flats were fully occupied. Having demonstrated excellent communication with tenants and the highest health and safety standards throughout, BriggsAmasco will complete the fourth and final phase of the project in 2013.
Every year the awards are organised and held by MAC, a non-profit making independent body with quality products, design and workmanship as fundamental requirements for its members – more than 90 of the UK’s leading mastic asphalt contractors and manufacturers.
Pictured is Dave Maginnis, BriggsAmasco Managing Director and Shaun Nicholson, BriggsAmasco Branch Manager, Newcastle
‘Along with our prestigious Roofing award at the Construction News Specialist Awards 2012, this award is testament to our commitment to training of our staff and operatives,’ commented BriggsAmasco Managing Director Dave Maginnis.
On announcing the award – formally recognised by CITB-ConstructionSkills – the judges praised the company’s approach. ‘Training is an everyday part of this organisation’s ethos, but they have gone further and built a dedicated training room for not only themselves but other trade associations and organisations to use to train other contractors extending the benefit of training to all in the roofing sector.’
In the last 12 months alone, an impressive 504 man days have been allocated to individual staff and operative training both on site and at the company’s dedicated training centre. The training centre at the head office in the West Midlands offers up to date classroom facilities and further areas with training rigs for hands on learning of roofing skills. The company has an active policy of promotion from within, and supports employees in vocational and educational training.
The Roofing Awards have now entered their seventh year and this year was hosted by TV presenter Matt Allwright. Formerly the NFRC Awards, they have become an industry-wide competition that recognise and reward outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the roofing industry.
On Tuesday 20th March 2012 at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, 79 of the country’s leading specialist subcontractors gathered to contest the 17 awards. Up against six finalists in the roofing category, BriggsAmasco came out on top to cap another fantastic year for one of the country’s leading roofing and waterproofing organisations.
The prestigious award recognises the hard work and commitment of every person in the 280-strong company. Highlighting achievements of the last twelve months, the award focused on BriggsAmasco’s exceptional standards of staff and operative training, health and safety, strategic partnerships and supply chain, as well as an exemplary flat roof refurbishment for Excel Europe.
On announcing the result, judges praised BriggsAmasco’s abilities to set new standards in the roofing sector, commenting; “Strong submission from a good-all round company. A company that works at a different level to most in the industry.”
The Specialist Awards reward the finest specialist contractors and construction projects across the industry, with the quality of entries this year far exceeding the judges’ expectations, this latest award further enhances BriggsAmasco’s reputation for delivering exceptional waterproofing and roofing solutions, as demonstrated at more than 1200 contracts carried out last year.
Pictured is Ray Horwood, Chief Executive NFRC, Kevin Greenall, BriggsAmasco Branch Manager Liverpool, Dave Maginnis, BriggsAmasco Managing Director and Comedian Simon Evans.
BriggsAmasco has an exemplary health and safety record spanning many years, which the company strives to maintain. The latest award further enhances this hard-earned reputation for delivering professionalism, quality and safety at every one of the 1200+ projects that the company completes every year.
Safety training is a priority, with BriggsAmasco employing a national training manager and two full time safety advisers to ensure the workforce constantly updates its skills and safety performance. The company has also introduced a ‘behavioural’ training programme, rolled out across the entire workforce, which promotes a positive safety culture and more proactive approach to dealing with on-site safety.
The ‘Safety in Roofing’ Awards Scheme helps to promote a positive attitude towards health and safety amongst NFRC member companies. Externally marked by an independent panel of health and safety experts, only the best trade members are recognised and rewarded.
As well as the Silver Award, BriggsAmasco was the first UK national roofing contractor to achieve ‘Investor in People’ status. The company has also been approved by Achilles, CHAS and Constructionline, alongside accreditation under the Safecontractor scheme, demonstrating the company’s continued and unrivalled commitment to the highest standards of health and safety.
With ‘Investor in People’ status and accepted under the Safecontractor scheme, this latest award further enhances BriggsAmasco’s reputation as one of the country’s leading roofing and waterproofing organisations with an ongoing commitment to health and safety, training and professionalism at all times.
‘Our company sets the roofing industry standard for health and safety with a number of training and development initiatives,’ said Mike Gilford, Branch Manager at BriggsAmasco. ‘With stringent health and safety self-regulatory process, we were able to ensure all our employees, other trades on-site and the general public at the Isle of Sheppey Academy site were kept safe at all times.”
The award, from one of the UK’s largest construction companies, recognises BriggsAmasco’s ability to deliver exceptional waterproofing and roofing projects whilst adhering to leading health, safety and environmental standards.
Leading roofing and waterproofing contractor BriggsAmasco, having completed more than 1,200 projects in less than 12 months, has been shortlisted for the second year running in the roofing contractor of the year category at the Specialist Awards 2012.