David Maginnis and Tony Lawther were invited to present a case study on behalf of BriggsAmasco at the RIBAJ Morning Seminar: Quality in Flat Roofing – Sharing What We Know, a joint enterprise between the RIBA Journal and SIG Design & Technology.

The seminar took place on 23rd November 2016 at the Building Centre in London, WC1 and was attended by around 60 delegates, mainly architects.

The BriggsAmasco presentation centred on our experiences during one of the largest and most challenging projects to take place during the recession – the refurbishment of the 1960s Birmingham New Street Station.

Between April 2012 and September 2015, we installed 7 different roofing systems over an area of 18,005m², with 97% of materials sourced from the UK. Alongside our existing employees, we recruited specifically for this project and at its peak had 50 staff and trades people working on site. We provided training, with 720 hours being achieved overall in conjunction with BGP.

Apart from the challenges of design and logistics, the station had to remain fully operational whilst the integration of new and old structures took place, which was a huge challenge for all concerned.

The seminar closed with a Q&A panel where Dave, Tony and the other presenters responded to a variety of questions from the delegates