We attended the Property Care Association awards dinner this week held at Cambridge University, with high hopes of winning our third project of the year award, and thankfully the judges picked our entry:
Trace win Project Of The Year of the Property Care Association (PCA) for an unprecedented third year in a row.
In all three years this was judged by three independents from outside the preservation and waterproofing industries (Graham Perrior of the NHBC, Douglas Kent for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and Gerald Kelly of CITB.).
In 2012/13 this involved surveying and design by James Hockey, with Trace installation on a multi-unit waterproofing project that called for both below ground and weather exposed protection, with numerous CAD detail requirements, this on behalf of NHBC and using Newton materials.
In 2013/14 David Hockey our Chartered Building Surveyor undertook surveying and design, with Trace undertaking repair of a timber framed farmhouse, involving both modern Timber Resin Splice technology and traditional oak replacement work, along with large scale replacement of and repair of wattle and daub, and traditional lath and plaster, this working in conjunction with a conservation architect and for a national house builder.
In 2014/15 working in association with Structural Engineers and facade specialists Eckersley O’Callaghan, designers of the iconic 'glass box' New York 5th Avenue Apple Store, with the project involving the food court at the Arndale Shopping Centre in Manchester and calling for removal of thirty-six glazing panels, thus compromising the thermal and weather line of the building, James Hockey designed and Trace installed a waterproof internal wall and floor so that a multi unit giant media screen could be fitted directly into the glazing framework rather than off it, this for MediaCo. and using Newton Materials.
Note: James and David Hockey were raised in the family preservation company, Trace (NWDPS Ltd), which has now traded unbroken for 41 years, and when they sat their industry exams they both scored the highest marks in their year, with David scoring the highest ever recorded for both CSRT and CSSW in the history of PCA and BWPDA.
Thanks to Paul at PAM Ties for sponsoring the award.
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