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Most modern buildings contain a multitude of concealed cavities and voids within or passing through walls, floors, ceilings and roofs. Effective fire stopping and cavity barriers are essential to restrict the spread of smoke or flames, and to maintain compartmentation.
Cavity fire barriers are an essential element of fire protection. This new online CPD sets out to consider the key questions about cavity barriers and offers guidance for their correct specification.
A warm welcome to Oakham Metal Products who join MCRMA in the components manufacturers category. Oakham manufactures flashings, gutters, downpipes and general fabrications.
Capital Property & Construction Consultants Ltd join in the independent inspectors’ category. They are a multi-disciplined building consultancy specialising in cladding investigations, remediation works and EWS1 forms.
This new guidance document focuses on sustainability from a ‘fabric first’ approach where the metal building envelope provides a long-lasting solution which can be future proofed for potential changes of use of the building.
The document covers sustainability background, zero avoidable waste, environmental assessment methods, durability, life cycle/whole life costing, products and components.
Gallagher insurance brokers join in the industry support services category. Gallagher is one of the leading providers of insurance, risk management and consulting services in the world.
Advice note AN 08 is intended to address ambiguities in the new Approved Document AD-L Volume 2 Buildings other than dwellings which MCRMA has identified in comparison with previous versions of the Approved Documents. The advice note offers interim comment until these issues are clarified by the relevant regulators.
MCRMA has broadened its scope of membership to include stockholders who supply steel and aluminium in a range of grades/alloys, shapes and sizes to all involved in the metal building envelope. In addition, this category includes all involved in the stockholding of profiled metal roofing and cladding sheets, flashings, fabricated sections and accessories for subsequent installation within the metal building envelope.
MCRMA Guidance Document – The definition of cladding within the construction sector – explains the different cladding systems available to help you better understand the options when specifying cladding
This new guidance document takes an holistic approach to the key elements of design around airtightness, water ingress, condensation control (vapour permeability), and fire protection to achieve the optimum performance and long-term durability in ventilated rainscreen facades.
Further to the announcement by Michael Gove, secretary of state at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) on Wednesday 13th April 2022, MCRMA has expressed its concern at DLUHC’s proposals on dealing with the cladding remediation process.
The MCRMA was formed in 1990 to support the systems manufacturers in the emerging metal cladding and roofing industry. Since then MCRMA has evolved to encompass the needs of component manufacturer suppliers, stockholders, systems installers, independent roofing and cladding inspectors plus industry support services providers, all providing independent building envelope solutions for metal-based roofing and cladding systems, products and services.
A new MCRMA guidance document GD39 Sustainability and durability of metal roofing and cladding systems focuses on sustainability from a ‘fabric first’ approach where the metal building envelope provides a long-lasting solution which can be future proofed for potential changes of use of the building. As there is a natural split between sustainability and durability topics the MCRMA guidance document is published as a suite of eight standalone sections each of which covers specific but interrelated subjects, including sustainability background, zero avoidable waste, environmental assessment methods, durability, life cycle/whole life costing, products and components. The document can be downloaded from the sustainability page.
MCRMA has published a new Advice Note AN 08 The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2021 interim guidance. This advice note is intended to address ambiguities in the new Approved Document AD-L Volume 2 Buildings other than dwellings which MCRMA has identified in comparison with previous versions of the Approved Documents. The advice note offers interim comment until these issues are clarified by the relevant regulators.
Advice Note AN 06 Safe working practices on roofs: the distinction between ‘walkable’ and ‘non-fragility’ has been produced to remind all those involved in roof work construction that they have a responsibility to be aware of the most up to date advice on safe working practices and also to be compliant with the legal requirements.
Guidance document GD 32 Self drilling fastener installation tools explains that screw guns are an installer essential when working in roofing and cladding construction, as they ensure that the optimum mechanical performance of a self-drilling fastener is obtained, guaranteeing the integrity of the building envelope. Impact drivers should not be used! Their repetitive impact action can lead to drilling failures, reduce the fastener pull-out performance, and damage the coating or strip the moulding on the fastener head.
The product and services selector enables visitors to quickly and easily locate the manufacturers of specific roofing and cladding systems and components. The selector also lists the independent inspectors and industry support services members of MCRMA.
MCRMA offers an online CPD programme which is open to anyone seeking to develop their knowledge and skills within the metal building envelope sector. The CPDs are flexible and provide ‘learning on the go’ as the course material can be studied both online and offline, on mobiles, tablets and print. There is an online assessment component to verify knowledge and following the successful online completion of a CPD, a certificate can be downloaded for the user’s personal records.
MCRMA members have been widely specified and involved in the industry’s most prestigious buildings, creating imaginative and innovative building designs that offer cost-effective and sustainable solutions for major developers, clients and end users.
As the voice of the industry, MCRMA works closely with a variety of industry bodies and standards committees to develop building envelope solutions and to disseminate best practice across a variety of industry sectors.