BriggsAmasco employee Andrew Hubbard had the honour of representing the UK at the bi-annual IFD Young Roofers World Championship.
This year’s contest took place in Riga, Latvia and featured 31 teams from 11 counties competing to showcase their technical excellence in a range of roofing disciplines. Andrew was a member of the four-strong NFRC UK Roofing Team.
Working to a competition design specification, the roofers were judged on their workmanship, use of materials and accuracy in a range of disciplines, with the NFRC UK Roofing Team competing in the pitched roof and waterproofing categories.
Although Andrew and his skilled countrymen returned home empty-handed on this occasion, they earned praise from the team’s selectors for their ‘professionalism and commitment’ throughout the three-day tournament.
Gary Walpole, NFRC’s Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, said Andrew’s single-ply skills became apparent during a SPRA training course. ”Andrew’s willingness to learn and attention to detail shone above the other apprentices on his course,” Gary said.
“What has impressed me the most about Andrew over the couple of years I’ve known him is how proud and passionate he is to have a career in roofing; he certainly doesn’t view it as just a job. His aptitude and attitude is a credit to the industry, which is why I selected him to represent Great Britain at this year’s Young Roofers World Championship.”
Gary added: “I’d also like to take this opportunity of thanking BriggsAmasco for supporting Andrew whilst he was training for the competition.”
As well as supplying one of the competition’s up-an-coming roofers, BriggsAmasco donated the rig and training space for the contests waterproofing element.
The leading commercial roofing contractor triumphed in the Liquid Applied Waterproofing category in a nationwide contest designed to celebrate ‘roofing excellence in Scotland’. Judges, who included Ian McKee, Managing Director of GLM, one of the country’s leading design and project management consultancies, praised BriggsAmasco’s delivery of a multi-roof waterproof system at Marischal Square in Aberdeen, calling it an ‘excellent looking job’. The project formed part of a £107m scheme to transform Aberdeen city centre into a ‘vibrant’ mixed-use quarter featuring seven restaurants, a 126-room hotel and two office buildings; the recipients of BriggsAmasco’s award-winning waterproofing system.
David Maginnis, BriggsAmasco Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted with the award. NRFC is the UK’s largest roofing trade association, and its awards are much valued throughout the industry. Our success is testament to the effort and skills of our entire team. Marischal Square provides an excellent example of how BriggsAmasco is able to successfully deliver roofing projects regardless of size or complexity. We thank NFRC’s judges for their kind words in support of our entry.”
At the SPRA Annual Conference & Awards held on 21 June 2018 our Managing Director gave a talk on Building Better Awareness of Mental Illness in The Construction Industry. Joining him on the panel was Sebastian Chambers (Managing Partner, CIL Management Consultants), Amanda Chadwick (Senior Presenter, Croner Group Ltd) & Joscelyne Shaw (Executive Director, Mates in Mind)
Read the full news article on Building Better Awareness of Mental Illness in The Construction Industry by clicking here.
Working on the Battersea Power Station project BriggsAmasco achieves number 1 in the Safety KPI scores for April.
Pictured above from left to right, Ian Mates, Denise Benitez, Lee Corkin & Stephen Bailey
“Out of 22 contractors on a site that has 2,000 workers, 16 tower cranes and a turnover £40m per month, I’m delighted and immensely proud to tell you that you have achieved number 1 in the Safety KPI scores for April.
This is a fantastic accolade and reinforces what I have always said, get the Safety, Detail and Planning right and the rest will follow”
Briggs Amasco Ltd
BriggsAmasco is in line for a highly-prized industry award in recognition of its work on a major city development.
The Construction News Specialists Awards pay annual homage to the UK’s best specialist contractors. It attracts entrants nationwide and features a range of categories. Having run the rule over the initial wave of entries, judges have shortlisted BriggsAmasco in the Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor (subcontract between £2m and £6m) category. It’s in relation to the company’s delivery of a multiple-roof system as part of the multimillion pound redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station site in south-west London.
BriggsAmasco supplied six green roofs and two lower-level roofs comprising limestone paving for 12 high-rise residential blocks to the west of the derelict 39-acre site that is being transformed into a thriving mini-city, replete with retail stores, restaurants and bars, a six-acre park, a community theatre, and residential apartments.
Speaking of the company’s nomination for the 2018 awards, Dave Maginnis, Managing Director at BriggsAmasco, said: “This is wonderful news. We’re particularly proud of the work we carried out at Battersea Power Station, so to have received recognition from judges at this early stage is fantastic for all concerned.”
The awards evening was held on Thursday, March 8th at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. However BriggsAmasco were not successful on the night, but received the following judges’ comments, “Very strong presentation with quality right the way through design. Excellent health & Safety and training approach. The logistics management and values of the company were clear to see. A very good effort and beaten in what was a very high standard of entries.”