Chartered Institute of Building – Employer Engagement Committee

Steve Drury (FCIOB) Director of Rooff has been asked to join the CIOB Employer Engagement Committee, which looks to strengthen and further connections between the institute and employers within the construction sector. The committee’s work also includes overseeing the programme to increase the number of Chartered Building Companies and Chartered Building Consultancy’s as well as extending the role of Training Partnerships.

A strategic objective of the CIOB is to raise the profile of the professionalism of the sector, linked to increasing the visibility of professional careers within construction, in order to appeal to a wider range of talented people and attract them towards a career in the sector.

For more information please see CIOB For Employers.

The Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2015

Rooff are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Best New Business Category of the B&D Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2015. Listen out for news on this years event on Time 107.5FM Business News section.

Support for the Business Awards highlights Rooff’s continued interest and commitment to the local business economy, as participating in such events is a great opportunity for networking at a local level as well as the social benefits that come from interacting with people in other local businesses.

Whether as an entrant or a judge, we have found that just being involved in a business awards process, enables people to learn about other organisations operations which can have a positive impact on your own business, as well as your own personal development.

London Region Construction Training Group

The LRCTG has now entered its second year of activity (Chaired by Rooff Limited) and now has 27 members from across the London Region. The Group is supported by funding from the CITB for its general running costs but it remains a wholly independent limited company run by the voluntary commitment of its members.

The group arranged over 360 training days across its member companies during 2014.

As well as assisting its SME members with planning and coordinating health and safety training the Group remains committed to advancing the skills and training agenda within the sector and to promote the many rewarding careers available within the construction industry to young people and those who may be considering the industry after re-skilling.

Two Way Street Leadership Exchange Project

The Two Way Street Leadership Exchange Project will be used to increase the impact of employer engagement by the Vocational Educational and Training sector (VET), by working towards genuine two-way street collaboration with employers to meet the skills needs of the construction sector.

Rooff were selected by Barking and Dagenham College to act as lead employer for the bid on this project. A key aspect of the bid being Rooff’s involvement with the London Region Construction Training Group and thereby access to SME employers. The B&D College bid was based on tackling issues around construction management and building information modelling linked to skills shortages in the sector.

The project consists of three Leadership Exchanges, held to inform three webinars taking place on 28th April, 9th July and 24th September. The purpose of the webinars is to create a forum to share and explore learning across the Leadership Exchanges nationwide.

 

Building Awards 2015 Winners!

Rooff are pleased to announce Vaudeville Court picked up the award for Small Project of the Year (Up to £5M) and the Building Awards 2015. The project was designed by Levitt Bernstein around the concept of ‘productive landscapes’. Based in Islington, Vaudeville Court is a social housing scheme with 13 dwellings made up of two, three and four bedroom duplexes and apartments.

Building Awards 2015

Architects: Levitt Bernstein

Black Cultural Archives Wins Civic Trust Awards

Rooff are pleased to share that The Black Cultural Archives Project won two Civic Trust Awards at the awards ceremony on 7th March 2015 at the Globe Theatre. These were a National Award and a Special Award for Community Impact & Engagement.

“The building makes an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment. Excellence is demonstrated through good design and the local community benefit at social, cultural, environmental and economic levels.” Judges

Black Cultural Archives

Architect: Pringle Richards Sharratt