Makers have worked on academies throughout 2017 and the Academies Show at Excel brings together all facets of the education system and this one-day event provides over 40 hours of information lectures and debate covering all aspects of school and education management.
With over 100 guest speakers including Sir David Carter the National School Commissioner, The Rt Hon. David Laws former Minister of State for Schools and technical experts in their field from world wide supplier the forthcoming strategies and expectation from both government, governing bodies and industry and openly presented promising a platform of discussion and information.
?We have been successful in delivering great projects for the academies and partners we have worked with, keeping up to date and understanding the current thinking and trends is key to being a good partner in this sector and the academies show provides that platform?
Simon Lamb, M.D
The show attracts over 200 exhibitors and over 4000 visitors and this year was no exception with all 11 theatres being well attended utilising key note speakers from Assessment and Inspection, through to Cost and Asset Management and critically CIF Funding.
Phil Chell, Area Technical Manager of Sika LPL provided an insight into the world of Liquid Roof Waterproofing and the benefits of cold systems following recent academy fires.
The Sika liquid plastics range has been used on many projects but showcased on their recent success. As a specialist in school roofing projects Phil discussed the dilemmas of balancing essential roofing works against budgetary constraints since the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) was introduced by the EFA.
?Accessing funds is not always straightforward for schools as both the criteria and application process can change and having the exact information to qualify for a grant can be challenging so linking with the right people who can steer and contribute to the process is essential to be successful in securing funds.?
Phil Chell, Area Technical Manager, Sika LPL
Sika Liquid Plastics has helped over 50 schools obtain funding for over £18 Million to improve their buildings and continue to provide advice and assistance in their demanding sector.
?Having a one-day event provides a really good networking opportunity as you know people are going to be here and the quality of exhibitions, professionals and speakers provides a comprehensive picture of the friends in the industry?
Alex Bloor, Roofing BDM