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Teamwork overcomes complex challenges in innovative roof space design

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NFRC UK Roofing Awards 2020 Winner

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Bituminous hot applied liquid waterproofing




Brighton College
(Brighton, England)

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Radmat Building Products

BRIGGS AMASCO was responsible for the installation of waterproofing and finishes to roof areas—totalling 3,500 m²—at a new sports and science facility at Brighton College.

As the main roof area was located on the building’s uppermost fourth floor, a standard installation process was not possible. Some of the challenges included extreme weather conditions, including heat and heavy wind and rainfall making surfacing works difficult, the constant changing working environment, and a requirement to work alongside multiple trades and ensuring deliveries were scheduled in advance to enable access to the on-site crane.

The biggest design challenge was to create a system that allowed college students to take full advantage of roof space by incorporating a rest area with benches and barbecue, plus a running track within safe use of electrical roof lights used as a ventilation system for classes and gyms—situated beneath— combined with a green roof.

The workmanship on this project was underpinned throughout by a superb collaborative working relationship between BriggsAmasco, the supplier and architect. Quality inspections were carried out throughout the project’s lifetime. Each waterproof installation was benchmarked by IKO PLC’s quality assurance site team.

Manufacturer: IKO PLC

Briggs Amasco Brighton College

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