2024 LRWA Awards winners revealed

The winners of the 2024 Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards have been announced at a gala dinner in Liverpool.

The event, which took place on Wednesday 20 March 2024, recognised eight projects across four categories, including Liquid Roofing Project of the Year under 1,000 sq. m, Liquid Roofing Project of the Year over 1,000 sq. m, Liquid Roofing Project of the Year in a Buried Application, and Liquid Waterproofing Project of the Year.

As well as a winner of each category, there was a highly commended award for projects that just missed out on the top spot.

The Student of the Year award went to Luke Clayton from JR Roofing Lancs. After leaving school, Luke started his career in the roofing industry and soon found his path to training. Aged 18, and with full support from his employer, he took part in the Specialist Applied-Skills programme (SAP) in Liquid Applied Roofing and had a positive attitude to learning from the outset.

Luke’s employer praised him for being a great role model for the rest of the JR Roofing Lancs team and for demonstrating what can be achieved through hard work and dedication.

Paul Mahon from Sika picked up the LRWA’s inaugural Special Recognition Award for Excellence to Training. The accolade celebrates someone who has shown unwavering dedication to training throughout their career, supporting the liquid roofing and waterproofing industry not only on behalf of the manufacturer they work for, but also operatives seeking industry-level qualifications.

Since joining his current employer 16 years ago as a training technician, Paul has become one of the industry’s most respected trainers. As training manager for Sika, he has been described as ‘an absolute credit’ to the department, as he exuberates ‘true dedication, fun and high energy’ in his training every day. That praise is thanks to his remarkable knowledge of all things liquid as well as his infectious enthusiasm which never fails to inspire all those he trains.

In 2012, Paul began supporting the LRWA’s Specialist Applied Skills Programme (SAP). Sharing his expertise and skills, he has, to date, trained more than 70 people in liquid applied membranes; putting them firmly on the path to becoming NVQ Level two qualified in liquid roofing.

The 2024 project award winners are:

Liquid Roofing Project of the Year under 1000 sq. m

Winner: Hilton Hyde Park Central Dome – Remmers & Building Transformation

Highly Commended: St John the Baptist Church, Rochdale – Kemper System & Castle Contractors NW Ltd

Liquid Roofing Project of the Year over 1000 sq. m

Winner: West Suffolk Hospital – Sika & Cambridge Flat Roofing

Highly Commended: Emirates Stadium – Triflex & Topek Southern

Liquid Roofing Project of the Year in a Buried Application

Winner: Prospect Place at Battersea Power Station – Volker Laser & Alumasc

Highly Commended: Old Bailey – WestWood Liquid Technologies & Ilfield & Barrett Roofing

Liquid Waterproofing Project of the Year

Winner: The Wedding Cake – WestWood Liquid Technologies & EMC Roofing & Cladding

Highly Commended: Shmuseum – WestWood Liquid Technologies & Cure Group

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