30 years of experience in the flat roofing industry with market leading roof system manufacturers has given Nigel a unique insight into both the UK and European markets. Having long been an active member of most of the key Technical Committees for flat roofing, both National and European, provided a well-rounded view of the current standards and their history.
Relating to Fire Nigel is currently an active member on the Factory Mutual Advisory Council for Europe, is a member of the TC127 WG5 (Fire on Roofs) and its UK mirror FSH/22/-/8. For other flat roof related committees he is on various CEN TC254 Technical Committees in Europe and the UK BSI mirror B/546 Technical Committee, the NFRC Joint Flat Roofing and RBM Technical Committees and the Roof Suppliers Group, he is a long standing Chair of the SPRA Technical Committee and regular contributor to the LRWA Technical Committee.
Dr Ronan Brunton
Dr Ronan Brunton has been involved in the single ply roofing for over 35 years. He has held senior technical and commercial positions at board level with major global roofing industry membrane and accessory manufacturers in the UK and internationally. He is a civil engineer by profession and a graduate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He participates in many technical committees and work groups related to construction and single ply roofing in particular.
His research interests centre around sustainable engineering practice in the roofing industry. He joined SPRA in August 2018 in his current position.
The Scaffolding Association
Robert founded the Scaffolding Association in 2001 to raise the profile and professionalism of scaffolding within the Construction Industry. He has worked as a Health and Safety Consultant, CDM Co-ordinator and Temporary Works Co-ordinator for range of clients, including multi-national companies, local authorities and UK charities for over 15 years. He is a Graduate Member of IOSH, incorporated member of the Association of Project Safety and has a Fellowship from the Royal Society of Public Health. The Association is a member of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group, Construction Industry Advisory Network, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Trade Association Forum, and Confederation of British Industry.
National Specification Manager
SIG Design & Technology
With some two decades of specialised experience working in flat roofing, Ian is responsible for the SIGnature range of Torch-on bitumen membranes and specialises in school refurbishment projects and. Working with SIG Design & Technology’s team of technical surveyors, technicians, and roofing specialists, Ian offers assistance to academies on securing CIF funding. SIG Design & Technology’s website specifically for schools, called FixMySchoolRoof.com provides advice and information about school roofs, and explains how schools can obtain grant funding for repairs and replacement.
National specification Manager
Chris has over 35 years of experience working in the building envelope sector, and has helped develop this seminar in accordance with best industry practice. He regularly receives excellent reviews from the majority of his CPD attendees, who say that the presentation content, innovation, style of delivery, education value and learning gained from him is of the highest standard.
Chris is always available to discuss any specific projects or applications to assist with creating written specifications.
Enterprise Business Director
Quin Global UK Ltd
Carl Fowler is the Enterprise Business Director at Quin Global UK and will be discussing their brand, QDEK Roofing Adhesives.
Carl has huge knowledge and experience in the industry, which is driven by his passion for the creation of innovative spray adhesive products that are Easier, Faster and Smarter.
He has worked at Quin Global which is his family business for over 21 years and is a technical expert when it comes to adhesives, their application and how they perform.
At RCI he will be discussing the sustainability of QDEK Roofing Adhesive products and the excellent benefits they bring to the roofing industry.
President European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations
The Green Infrastructure Consultancy
Dusty is a green infrastructure consultant working in London, UK and Europe. He is the current current President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations (EFB) and founder of Livingroofs.org, Though he has a particular interest in biodiversity and urban nature, his work in the built environment is focused on climate resilience and the promotion of greener cities through multi-functional green infrastructure. Dusty Gedge is a recognised authority, designer, consultant and public speaker on green roofs and urban green infrastructure. He has worked on GI Projects in the UK for the last 20 years. Some of these are recognised as seminal projects especially in London through his consultancy firm Green Infrastructure Consultancy [GIC]. He has also a published author and has been instrumental in writing strategic reports on green roofs and green infrastructure. He has also been a TV presenter, and a recognized on speaker at conferences and events around the world
Sales Director – Northern UK
I have worked for Actis Insulation for the past 6 years, heading up the sales in the Northern part of the UK for the last 3 years! I started my career in the Royal Navy where I served 7 years and gained a HND in Mechanical Engineering, before moving into the construction industry! I have a wealth of knowledge within the multifoil Insulation industry, systems and solutions that comply with building control regulation.
Having been involved in the construction supply chain since 1980, Peter Johnson established Vivalda in 1999. Now the UK’s largest independent distributor and fabricator of high-performance architectural facade systems, the business has a turnover of £39m and employs more than 150 people across eight locations in the UK and Ireland.
Vivalda is associated with world-leading brands such as Marley Eternit, Equitone, Trespa, Rockpanel and Cembrit. As a pioneer in the provision of products and services to the UK’s burgeoning off-site fabrication sector, Vivalda has recently worked on several major construction projects where just-in-time delivery, precision manufactured parts and other supply chain techniques have played a key role. Vivalda recently strengthened its presence in the field of bespoke facades and powder coating with the acquisition of MSP (Scotland).
Business Development Manager Building Products
Kiwa Building Products
Robert Kennett is the Business Development Manager for Kiwa Building products in the UK, a global testing, Inspection and certification company which provides Third party certification for the UK construction market. Before entering the certification side of the industry, Robert worked in product and system testing, giving him a good overview of the steps manufacturers need to take to sell their products in the UK.
Having studied architecture at college during the 1970’s. John went on to join a builder’s merchants and then a roof tile manufacturer, clocking up over 40 years in the roofing industry.
From 1992 until 2018, John ran a busy technical department, dealing with all aspects of pitched roof construction, building up a detailed knowledge of roofing materials and systems. As a member of various BSI and CEN expert committees, John has an intimate knowledge of all relevant roofing Standards and Regulations.
John is now an independent consultant specialising in tiled pitched roofing.
Director of Roof Systems
Stuart Nicholson is the Roof Systems Director at Marley, he has over 25 years’ experience within the construction industry and over nine years with Marley. He sits on the RTA, NFRC and CPA Technical committees and has wide knowledge across the construction industry.
Associate Director – Construction and Infrastructure
Trudi Sully is the Associate Director for Construction and Infrastructure at the Manufacturing Technology Centre. She has extensive experience of innovation management, strategic stakeholder engagement and transformational change programmes in both public and private sector roles. She is the MTC’s business lead on the Construction Innovation Hub programme – a £72m, 4-year programme funded through the Government’s Construction Sector Deal. In partnership with the BRE and the Centre for Digital Built Britain, the Hub’s mission is to be a catalyst for transforming the UK construction sector through manufacturing technologies and digital ways of working – boosting productivity, exports and asset performance to benefit society.
Northern Specification Manager
Simon Tucker is the Northern Regional Specification Manager for Xtratherm. He is also a winner of the Queens award for Industry and Enterprise. Simons career has seen him spend a total of 30 years in the UK Construction Industry working for some of the biggest manufacturers in the industry covering drainage, Roofing , Interiors and Insulation products. He is SAP qualified and understands the importance of a Fabric First Approach in achieving compliance of Part L1A. Simon’s role currently involves him discussing construction projects and their insulation requirements with Architects, Specifiers, End Users, Regional House Builders and Contractors. Aged 48 Simon lives in Last of the Summer wine Country in Holmfirth and he is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and a keen Angler.
Environment & Supply Chain Manager
Briggs Amasco Ltd
Janice has worked for BriggsAmasco for over 25 years in the Commercial Department. She took on the sustainability role in 2013, which has naturally gained precedence over her other duties. She is qualified to NEBOSH Certificate of Environmental Management and as a Practitioner member of IEMA. Having worked in other industries prior to construction (Publishing, International FMCG, International Finance) she has a variety of knowledge and experiences that have contributed towards encouraging a culture of change in a practical way, ensuring the three pillars of planet, people, and profit are embedded.
Mates in Mind
Recheal Valderama, Support Manager at Mates in Mind, has vast experience in consulting and providing technical expertise to organisations within the construction sector. Working collaboratively with Supporters, she has developed suitable programmes to fit business needs, as well as put in place a better structure to tackle issues of mental health, to achieve their objectives.
She is currently supporting more than 200 organisations, from sole traders, family run sub-contractors to main contractors, from all sectors in construction. She provides ongoing support from initial conversation through to evaluation the impact of our programme. She plays a vital role in reaching out to the industry and is empowering employers to take-action.
Strategic Partnership Director
Mark leads on engagement with industry and federations in Wales as well as having responsibility for Training Groups and other stakeholders across the three nations of GB.
Mark has enjoyed a variety of senior roles in many areas of the organisation during his 19 years at CITB. Areas of interest have included; health and safety testing, card schemes, qualifications, external funding, business development, careers, skills and training.
Before joining CITB, Mark worked for a number of national and local construction contractors in Wales and the South West for sixteen years in a range of management roles.