It all started at the LRWA (Liquid Roofing & Waterproofing Association) Awards back in March at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool where Makers were awarded Liquid Project of the Year for the IKEA Car Park Reading for the second time following on from its initial success of The Watergardens in Edware London, as well as being Highly Commended for its entry of Middleborough MSCP , Colchester and also Highly Commended for Roofing project over 1000m2 for the Main Stand at Cheltenham in partnership with Polyroof.
Last month saw the submission of the Bath Podium Car Park take first place in the ‘Best Renovation category’ at the British Parking Awards held at the Lancaster Hotel London, hosted by comedian and Radio 4 presenter Mark Steel author of “Mark Steel in Town” now in its 12th series who battled his way through over 20 awards presented at a Gala dinner to celebrate the great and the good in parking to over 600 guests.
We have seen the business submit a number of different projects from our Roofing and Parking Divisions and we are delighted that our Omni Car Park project has been selected for the shortlist at the BCI British Construction Industry Awards.
The BCI awards will be held at the Marriott Grosvenor Hotel London on the 11th October 2023 where we hope to be successful in the Environmental and Sustainability category. There will be 20 awards presented on the night and represent the most prestigious awards in the Built Environment Sector which seek to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery but crucially delivering positive outcomes for society.
A panel of 80 independent judges will evaluate all the entries and the shortlist for each category has been attained after a vigorous process including project submission, Question and Answer session and personal interview. Makers and their partners are one of nine entries to make the shortlist and are rubbing shoulders with some major Contractors including the likes of Balfour Beatty, Vinci, Skanska and Costain to name a few as well as the odd Government dept. from the Government of Hong Kong!
“It’s a real honour to be included in the conversation given that we are only a SME and to qualify against such fierce competition underlines the credentials of the project and the works undertaken by our partners. We are unlikely to win but we go with fingers crossed and look forward to an interesting evening.”
Simon Lamb Managing Director Makers
The car park project at Omni Edinburgh has been subject to pioneering corrosion scheme which following rigorous testing and evaluation process had a redefined corrosion management scheme taken to each floor on a level by level basis. The car park was built in 2002 and suffered from high chloride levels as a result of induced de-icing salts. Subjected to a repair scheme in 2015 the failure to deal with the ongoing corrosion ultimately failed with corrosion returning to previously failed areas and developing others.
Makers carried out a full repairing scheme incorporating Triflex deck defence coatings and completing the repair strategy with a 25 year monitored corrosion management system involving highly conductive mortars and impressed current carriers.
Over 15,000m3 of concrete was treated, 120m3 of concrete removed and replaced and over 30,000m2 of protective coatings applied.
Omni is a clear example of the issues that can manifest if the repair scheme is designed without the correct initial assessment and testing. Most repair schemes would last in excess of 15 years but by failing to identify the underlying causes the Client had to invest in another repair scheme within 5 years replacing much of the previous work undertaken and resulting in a much more expensive but appropriate repair scheme which will now last a further 25 years.