UWE Engineering Block, Bristol

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The Project

The new Engineering block at UWE is an exciting development, which is part of the university’s vision of continued growth as one of the leading engineering education and research facilities in the country. The building will be home to more than 1600 students and an additional 100 academic and technical staff within the facility that contains facilities such as test cells, wind tunnels and dedicated resources for the likes of composite manufacturing, machining and metrology. 

Working for BAM Construction, Sage were responsible for the installation of the roofing and cladding works for the project.

To the roof, we installed an inverted IKO PermaTEC hot melt roofing system ballasted on top. To other roof areas, we installed a Bemo aluminium standing seam roofing system.

To the walls, we installed CorTen rainscreen system with Rockwool duo slab insulation for enhanced fire protection and energy efficiency. We were also responsible for the installation of a horizontal and vertical cavity barrier system, which was externally assessed and approved by independent fire protection specialists (IFC). Also to the walls, we installed Sotech Optima Aluminium PPC rainscreen system as well as a Eurobond rainspan composite system with expanded mesh and Europanel to the roof cladding area.

Project Details

Project

UWE Engineering Block, Bristol

Product

IKO PermaTEC inverted hot melt roofing, CorTen rainscreen, Sotech Optima Aluminium PPC rainscreen, Eurobond rainspan composite system, Eurobond Europanels.

Contractor

BAM Construction

Value

£2m

INDUSTRY ACCREDITATIONS

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Investors in People – Our training and development plan, company and job procedures, quality control, health and safety and supplier assessment, all form part of our IIP recognition. Further details of the IIP programme may be found on the IIP web site which may be found by clicking on the logo.

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Achilles Building Confidence is one of the most in depth construction accreditation standards available; and Sage BEC is qualified to level 5 – the highest level of competence available. The service is designed to meet the increasingly demanding legislative and risk management requirements of construction clients. The rigorous audit process ensures compliance from all aspects of the business including company systems, health & safety, sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and labour compliance. This scheme is developed in line with best practice across the industry, something which Sage BEC are dedicated towards

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Sage BEC takes responsibility for the greenhouse gases we cannot avoid emitting by using the Climatecare offset calculator to determine how many tonnes of CO2 we produce in our trading year. To achieve Carbon Neutral status we pay Climatecare to reduce the equivalent amount of CO2 in another part of the world by investing that money into emission reduction projects replacing fuel hungry inefficient technologies with efficient low-carbon technologies in developing countries. Take a look at the Climatecare website to see the advances being made; from the simple provision of efficient cooking stoves to full blown wind and hydro power schemes.

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The Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT )is a leading information provider and trainer in the field of building envelopes and glazing. They provide a wide range of advice and information to the industry with the assistance of its members, and through our own membership, we hope to not only gain improved technical information and knowledge relating to building envelopes, but use our own experience to share this information with others in the industry, creating a much improved workflow.

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The ISO standard is an internationally recognised accreditation based on the quality of a business’s management system in a certain field. ISO 14001 is focussed around the environmental aspects of the organisation, with the core principle of continual improvement being the driving force behind environmental development. Through achieving certification of this standard; Sage Roofing has illustrated a comprehensive environmental plan which is integrated into our principles as a company, and will continue to feature heavily in our progressive growth within the Roofing & Cladding Industry.

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