The award for the company’s waterproofing application at St Andrews House in Glasgow reinforces the company’s position as the market leader in roofing and waterproofing.
This high profile project in Glasgow involved the conversion andrefurbishment of a sixties 17-storey office block to create a new hotel in the city centre.
The awards were organised and held by the NFRC on Friday 2nd November at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. The event, sponsored by Sig Roofing, saw some fifteen roofing contractors from across Scotland hoping to win in a range of categories that included Vertical Cladding, Roof Slating and Liquid Applied Waterproofing.
Left to right: Gavin Brown MSP, NFRC Keynote speaker (Scottish Conservative spokesperson on Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth and apart of the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee) and Raymond Wright. BriggsAmasco (Assistant Branch Manager-Glasgow).
Judged by fellow QA Contractors, BriggsAmasco received the most votes in the Specialist Project of the Year category – which also incorporates, new-build, green roofs, inverted and unusual projects.
The project consisted of a 1300m2 Decotherm roofing system which was fully insulated to meet current regulations, and finished in a kaleidoscope of different colours – all carried out by BriggsAmasco’s skilled team to the highest standards.
Speaking about the success, BriggsAmasco Managing Director Dave Maginnis said: ‘As a relative newcomer to this event, we were delighted to receive this accolade which is testament to the expertise of our team on such a challenging project.’
Sponsored by the Institute of Roofing, 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.
Sika Liquid Plastics QA Annual Conference Awards, held on the 1stNovember at Newcastle United Football Club, celebrated some of the outstanding workmanship carried out by QA Contractors in the last year and was also an opportunity for Sika Liquid Plastics contractors to come together under one roof to be informed of new developments, procedures and industry developments.
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.