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Energy efficiency: Landlords warned to act now or pay later

Property owners face huge fines if their building falls short of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).

Improve tools and techniques to reduce project costs

Dean Grady, product manager at Sika Sarnafil, speaks to RCI about the reasons behind the launch of the company’s new Spray Applied Primer 610, which he says is set to radically reduce roofing installation times

The hot topic in managing risk

Steve Cookson, technical services manager at Sika Liquid Plastics, discusses the health and safety implications of using hot works on roof installation and refurbishment schemes and considers alternative approaches

“BBA continues to set the standard fifty years on”

Fifty-years-old this year, Sika says the British Board of Agrément (BBA) remains one of the construction industry’s most respected bodies in terms of product classification. The manufacturer says a BBA certificate carries a stamp of authority and is still the most effective way for a new product to gain vital credibility in an ever-increasing marketplace

Quality BIM objects key to supporting the future of digital construction

Martin Bidewell, technical services manager for Single Ply Roofing at Sika, breaks down the implications of BIM level 2 compliance and how manufacturers can support the process

“Why the need for PMMA?”

By Sarah Spink, product manager – liquid applied membranes at Sika Liquid Plastics

A solution to costly flat roof repairs: waterproofing integrity testing

For 20 years, the International Leak Detection (ILD) waterproofing integrity testing system has been alerting building owners worldwide to potential flat roof leakage and ingress. Dean Grady, product manager single ply roofing at Sika, looks at the process involved in its success

Changes to energy efficiency legislation: Payback calculations

Steve Cookson, technical services manager at Sika Roofing, explains how building owners must improve the energy efficiency of their properties with impending changes to Government legislation, and highlights the support on offer

Training can help stem the shortage of qualified construction workers

Ian Muddiman, head of applications at Sika, discusses the labour shortage crisis in the construction industry and how he feels high quality training and accreditations can help to bridge the gap

Making the sustainable choice

Sika-Trocal says selecting a manufacturer with proven sustainability credentials is increasingly important in the specification of construction products, but isn’t always as easy as it first seams...