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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

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

CDM 2015 – are you prepared or could you face legal...

Martin Bidewell, technical services manager for single ply membranes at Sika UK, recaps the latest CDM regulation updates as the HSE’s transitional measures ceased in October 2015

Construction’s image problem

Martin Bidewell, technical services manager for single ply roofing at Sika, explains why we need to challenge poor perceptions of the construction industry through new technology and high quality training to encourage fresh talent into the sector

“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

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

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...

Making the right choice

Steve Cookson, technical services manager for Sika Liquid Plastics, explains how choosing the right manufacturer can make all the difference on a flat roof project

Quality results through technical support

Steve Cookson, technical services manager at Sika Liquid Plastics, discusses why technical support from a roofing system supplier plays such an important role in helping installers deliver the quality results that clients expect

Wind uplift: what are the risks and can you avoid them?

By Steve Cookson, technical services manager, Sika Liquid Plastics