Use of aluminium in building championed at CAB dinner
Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB)contact supplier
CAB (Council for Aluminium in Building) President, Mo Panam, has made a presentation at the recent CAB AGM and Dinner, held at De Vere Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham.
He referred to the dinner as a ‘Coming of Age’ event.
Recognising the difficult trading conditions, Mo, who entered the second year of his term of office, highlighted just how far the Trade Association had come in its eighteen years.
His presentation focused on just how much CAB was championing the use of aluminium in building.
He responded to key consultations relating to Document L and Green Deal and highlighted key issues surrounding specification within the supply chain.
He also discussed developing a new website and continuing to lead on a number of UK and International sustainability projects.
Mo highlighted some exciting work with the Construction Products Association on surveying market trends within the sector with tailored reports for those taking part.
He pointed out that, in the course of CAB’s important UK and European work, the Association was aware of many MPs and MEPs who would be interested in visiting member company plants and this highlighted some interesting opportunities ahead.
Throughout the last twelve months had been working with the Architecture department of the University of Nottingham on an exciting project on aluminium and durability which would be based around a case study.
The Association was working with Professor Michael Stacey, Chair in Architecture within the Department and the results of the work would be exhibited in London and Nottingham later in the year.
The CAB President finished by acknowledging the incredible and loyal support that the Association received, highlighted by the sell out Dinner of more than 200 members and guests and record sponsorship of the event.
He was delighted that CAB was the recognised ‘Voice of Aluminium in Building’ and said that the next challenge was to become acknowledged as a ‘World Class’ Trade Body.
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