British Precast Drainage Association (BPDA) is pleased to announce the nomination of Colin Richardson to the role of Chairman of BPDA. Colin is the Managing Director of Stanton Bonna Concrete. He takes over from Kieran Fields, Marketing Manager at FP McCann, who chaired BPDA since its formation in 2017.
Colin has extensive knowledge and experience in the supply side of the construction materials sector. He was Head of Customer Relationship Management at Hanson, Group Commercial Director for Bison and Sales Director at Tarmac Concrete Products. Most recently he was Business Development Director for Charcon.
When using precast drainage products, it is important that you get the right information for the job. We recognize that you may have some important questions that you need to ask. Some of those questions occur regularly and we have collated these as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and listed them, along with the answers, on our new FAQ, Search and Enquiry page.
Since the formation of the British Precast Drainage Association from the merging of the Concrete Pipeline Systems Association and the Box Culvert Association, the case for precast concrete drainage systems is stronger than ever. The new updated version of 20 Reasons to Use Concrete brings together in one useful booklet key benefits and references for precast concrete pipes, manholes, box culverts, sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and other related drainage components.
We’re delighted to be continuing our involvement with the Water Industry Awards. We will yet again be one of the event sponsors in 2018 and we will be sponsoring the Drainage and Flood Management Initiative of the Year category.
The awards will take place at The Vox in Birmingham on the 21st May 2018. These prestigious awards are designed to reward companies within the UK water industry for their incredible achievement and innovation. For the 12th year running, the Water Industry Awards will celebrate the success of businesses of all sizes.
Bought to you by WWT, WET News and Utility Week Live, we’re excited to be involved.
You can find out more about the Water Industry Awards 2018 by visiting: www.wwtonline.co.uk/awards
Integrating two organisations with established identities and strengths is never an overnight process. Much preparatory work has been completed, but the process of integration will continue for some time, so this is an outline of the programme. From today all communication will be branded with the new BPDA identity. Please amend your details accordingly. The new website replaces the CPSA and BCA sources, although searches for the old sites will be seamlessly redirected.
All newly created material will carry the new BPDA brand, but our substantial library of CPSA and BCA documentation will be rebranded in a gradual process over several months.
As a subscriber to the current online newsletter, you will continue to receive updates that will keep you informed of the activity of the expanded organisation, with the option to unsubscribe at any time.
With the combination of resources and a new energy in the Group, the BPDA is ready to launch a number of new initiatives over the coming months. Look out for a new Technical Guide now encompassing precast concrete pipes, manholes and box culverts, user-friendly FAQ facilities and an Advanced User option for our highly popular pipeline Material Cost Calculator. Look out also for our new BPDA branding in our advertising and PR activity on-line and in the trade press.