THE MASTIC ASPHALT Council announced the winners of the MAC Awards 2022 at London’s Royal Horseguards Hotel on 10 June 2022.
Almost 150 key players from the sector attended the event for the waterproofing industry. Sponsored by SIG, the MAC awards honour projects across a range of mastic asphalt applications and recognise future stars of the industry.
The incorporation of modern polymers into mastic asphalt waterproofing membrane systems has helped lead to its resurgence in the construction industry.
In recognition of outstanding projects and the diversity of mastic asphalt applications, there were four different project-related categories at the 2022 awards – Best Car Decks and Paving Project, Best Development and Hybrid Project, Best Heritage Project and Best Small Works Project.
The MAC Awards 2022 winners are:
Best Car Decks and Paving Project
Winner: BriggsAmasco for Skypark, Glasgow
Known as Scotland’s ‘best business park’, the Skypark underwent a major refurbishment comprising the waterproofing of path and road surfaces around a car park area. A rapid-setting mastic asphalt system was used to limit working hours spent on site and reduce machinery use, with the resulting reduction in emissions leading to a more sustainable works programme.
Bell Asphalt Company was also a finalist in the Best Car Decks and Paving category for the Vauxhall Bridge project in London.
Best Development and Hybrid Project
Winner: Guaranteed Asphalt for Bank Station, London
This project posed logistical challenges as it involved a 1,000m2 mastic asphalt application at a busy underground station in the heart of London. A total of 600 tonnes of mastic asphalt was used to complete the project.
Also shortlisted for this category was Bell Asphalt Company for the mastic asphalt terrazzo flooring application at the Royal College of Arts in Battersea.
The Best Heritage Project
Winner: R J Evans Flat Roofing for Yeoman Keys Club, London
This project consisted of the mastic asphalt application on the roof of the Yeoman Keys Club – a private pub within the fortress wall of the Tower of London. The roof refurbishment was carried out on behalf of English Heritage and all materials had to be transported over drawbridges. Despite the challenges of the project due to its historic nature, the application was completed in just 14 days.
Other shortlisted entries in this category included Greenroof UK for the Camphill Gate roof renovation in Glasgow and Sussex Asphalte for the Christ’s Hospital roofing project in Horsham.
Best Small Works Project
Winner: Sussex Asphalte for Premier Parade, Horley
The project carried out the residential application in Horley. The existing coverings were stripped back to the deck and mastic asphalt was laid in two coats. There were challenges associated with this project as the section of the roof ran over a party wall. An asphalt water check detail was required to ensure the new finished roof level joined seamlessly with the existing, leaving no risk from trip hazards.
Sussex Asphalte had a second contender in this category – the Baron’s Walk roofing project in Lewes – and Howard Evans were also shortlisted for the staircase surfacing works carried out at the Iceland store in Bristol.
At the awards two mastic asphalt apprentices also received special recognition. Both apprentices are currently carrying out their mastic asphalt apprenticeship at New City College Hackney.
James McCartney of Guaranteed Asphalt received the Apprenticeship Award 2022.
Rihards Silovs of BriggsAmasco was awarded an NVQ Level 2 achievement gift of £500.