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Building Products October 2017

Trade partnership programme revamped In order to deliver a host of benefits and practical support to participating businesses, and facilitate closer working relationships, Assa Abloy Security Doors has taken a fresh look at its Trade Partner Programme. Available in bronze, silver or gold partnerships, the programme will result in mutual growth for both Assa Abloy Security Doors and its partners. Benefits of becoming a trade partner include discounts up to 30%, a dedicated account manager and personalised product drawings. All partners can also take advantage of bespoke product training, and have access to the company’s image library, ecatalogue and customised product data sheets. Furthermore, partners are eligible for reduced delivery costs on consolidated orders, and specialist technical support for door orders. Trade partners can also receive free product samples and have the option for co-branded AASD literature as well as further point of sale tools and assistance. Included within all trade partner packages is Design4Doors, Assa Abloy Security Doors’ innovative online application that enables users to design their own door solutions. With a friendly interface, users can select and adjust numerous features to create an overall doorset that meets bespoke project requirements. www.assaabloy.co.uk/tradepartner EDITOR’S CHOICE EDITOR’S CHOICE Online training and assessment for single ply roofing 12 BUILDING PRODUCTS | OCTOBER 2017 Teamwork – from start to finish Steel company SMD is in the throes of restructuring work practices to provide a better service for clients. With more than 100 staff on the payroll, the company is forming a series of contract teams to oversee entire projects from design to completion. The aim is for the new contract teams to improve efficiency, consistency and communications through increased collaboration. This company – which designs, manufactures and installs its own steel decking systems and associated concrete work – has successfully piloted the contract team idea. Having trialled the first team since January, the company – which helped build the Shard and the Olympic Park in London, Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and terminals at Heathrow Airport – converted the rest of the operational staff into contract teams at the start of August and early feedback from staff is said to be positive. smdltd.co.uk In an effort to enhance skills and knowledge in the construction industry, the Single Ply Roofing Association has introduced a new online training and assessment tool, in addition to now offering installer membership. These two initiatives plug gaps in the existing training and membership offer and are further supported by the newly approved ‘Damage Protection Guidance’. According to the SPRA, over the last two years members have come together to address the skills and quality issue. Their hard work has resulted in these complementary initiatives which will increase knowledge and skills and improve quality across the single ply sector. The new online training and assessment tool is free to use and is accessed via the SPRA website. It has been created by the SPRA Small Roofs Group made up of SPRA membrane members to offer an easily accessible resource that can improve knowledge across the sector. www.spra.co.uk As part of its ongoing development, Ocula Systems has appointed Brian Cockburn as its new Project Consultant for Scotland. He joins the business with 15 years of experience in the partitioning industry, and almost 30 in specification sales. “It’s great to be joining Ocula at the beginning of its development.” said Brian of his appointment. “Ocula Systems commitment to customer service is just what the interiors market requires. Having its foundations from the SIG Tenon and SAS Direct product ranges, its experience and focus on new product development will ensure it stands out from the crowd.” Ocula Systems provides full partitioning support from design through to installation. Its team includes a network of specification consultants experienced glass installers, project managers, estimators and design technicians based in eight regional hubs across the UK. www.oculasystems.co.uk Development includes Scottish appointment


Building Products October 2017
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