waterproofing professionals from Australia tapped into expert training and
development expertise in the UK, under an intensive learning programme.
delegates from the east coast of Australia – who currently provide underground
waterproofing services – undertook the Property Care Association’s training
programme to sharpen and then test their knowledge in this highly technical
aspect of construction.
highly focused specialists then submitted themselves for testing in an attempt
to attain the Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW)
member Newton Waterproofing Systems organised the training, which was hosted at
their training facility in Kent. The training also included another six
professionals from the UK, including two of their own employees, for the
intensive five-day event.
Berry, Technical Manager at the PCA, said: “We were delighted to see the
delegates come over from Australia to take part in the programme.
is a testimony to the value of the training and rigour of examination that the
CSSW qualification has been recognised internationally.
of geography, the knowledge and qualification is relevant internationally, and
we expect further take-up from overseas as the demand to achieve the best
solutions for underground works increases globally.”
be successful in achieving the CSSW qualification, delegates should have prior
expertise in the construction and waterproofing industry.
qualify after sitting and passing four and a half hours of written examination
papers set by independent examiners.
is complemented by a professional interview that must also be passed before the
CSSW qualification can be awarded.
Berry added: “The complexity and demands of structural waterproofing make it a
very challenging, technical environment in which to operate and, over the
years, the PCA has built-up an active development programme to support the
industry and develop a culture of best practice.
our training and qualifications have evolved, signposting architects,
specifiers and property owners to professionals in the sector, who are able to
offer support in this complex, highly-skilled aspect of construction.”
well as an established training and development programme and related industry
qualification, the PCA also provides a searchable register of Waterproofing
Design Specialists and a range of free technical documents including codes of
practice and best practice guidance.
association also holds an annual international structural waterproofing
conference, designed to help professionals, both members and non-members alike,
stay up to date with the latest industry developments.
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is well underway to deliver the next phase of development at The Royal Liver
Building which will combine high quality office space alongside amenities,
health and wellbeing activities.
planning approval in 2018, contractors are now on site and the scheme is on
track to be completed by November 2019. Developed and managed by real estate
consultancy practice CBRE, Liverpool’s most
prestigious address will house a wide variety of office space in addition to social
and community offerings all under one roof, located on the much-desired
c. 43,000 sq ft of Grade A office space will be delivered over the
ground, mezzanine and 1st floors, with accommodation on the 1st
floor available by October 2019. A new restaurant, coffee shop, bar, gym
and cycle facilities will also form part of the new offering providing tenants
with the opportunity to take advantage of the health and well-being activities
available in the building.
This phase of works includes the creation of an open plan, mixed
use concourse with mezzanine and gallery spaces which opens up the entire
ground floor area. A combination of small and large office suites from
c.500 sq ft to c. 43,000 sq ft will be offered across three floors which have
been designed to accommodate a wide range of companies from micro businesses to
2019 is set to continue to be a busy year for the iconic Royal
Liver Building with renovation work set to be completed by November 2019.
Planning consent was obtained earlier this year for a restaurant and café/bar
with CBRE leisure agents currently seeking suitable operators for the space. In
addition to this the visitor attraction – Royal Liver Building 360 – recently
opened up the building for the first time in its 108-year history offering the
public the chance to explore the world-famous location including a new visitor
centre and a world-class audio visual experience within the Clock Tower.
Kirkham, Director, CBRE’s Office Agency team in Liverpool said:
really is a pivotal moment in the history of The Royal Liver Building. The work
that has now commenced on site, really will reposition the offer of the
building and experience to both occupiers and visitors alike. Opening up the
building and creating new reception areas will provide a real sense of arrival
in the building. In addition to this the new amenities on offer including
coffee shops/bar, restaurant, break out areas, touchdown work zones and more
formal meeting rooms will really provide tenants with a complete 360 office
Byrne, Associate Director, CBRE’s Office Agency team in Liverpool said:
building in a prime location is no longer sufficient when considering the needs
of a modern business. The health and wellbeing of employees is now a huge
priority for employers when looking at office space and the new offering at The
Royal Liver Building will really tick all the boxes by offering quality,
flexible office space as well as leisure spaces and health and wellbeing activities.
The repositioning of The Royal Liver Building has been focused around providing
our tenants with a first class offering which increases productivity, inspires collaboration and encourages occupiers to see their work
place as more than just office space.”
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The Considerate Constructors
Scheme – the national organisation established to improve the image of
construction – is pleased to announce that Amanda Long will join as Chief
Executive from 16 September 2019.
Amanda will succeed Chief
Executive Edward Hardy who has held the post since 2009.
With over 20 years’ experience
working in senior executive roles for a range of national and international
organisations in the commercial, public, social enterprise and charitable
sectors, Amanda brings a wealth of expertise to the Scheme. She has pioneered
Corporate Social Responsibility frameworks to improve standards; helping
organisations and member organisations in areas such as sustainability,
workforce welfare and consumer rights.
Her previous roles include CEO
of Morison KSi; Director-General of Consumers International; CEO of Corporate
Culture; Head of Corporate Responsibility at Anglian Water Services; and
International Projects Manager (Sustainability) at Unilever.
Amanda said: “It is a real
honour to have the opportunity to lead the Considerate Constructors Scheme,
which is a widely respected and successful organisation at the core of raising
standards for communities, the environment, and the construction industry’s
“My career has been focused on
engaging with organisations to raise standards across a range of industries. I
look forward to working with organisations who are part of the Scheme and those
that influence engagement with the Scheme, to help extend its reach and
influence even further.”
Executive Chairman of the
Considerate Constructors Scheme, Isabel Martinson MBE commented: “I am
delighted to welcome Amanda to the Scheme as our new Chief Executive. Amanda
brings a huge wealth of expertise in leading organisations in roles which are
focused on improving standards through Corporate Social Responsibility
“This experience clearly
resonates with the core values and mission of the Considerate Constructors
Scheme, and we are excited about the future opportunities to embed the Scheme
across our industry, through Amanda’s leadership.
“I would also like to thank
Edward Hardy for his significant achievements over the last decade as Chief
Executive, in shaping the Scheme to become the huge success it is today.”
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