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Discover a new kind of “sustain-ability” at 2015 roadshow

by Darren
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Safintra brings an international speaker to South Africa for its Sustain-Ability 2015 roadshow.

Following its resoundingly successful “Metal Roofing Innovations” roadshow in 2013, Safintra is hosting a similar event in May 2015. This year, the theme is “Sustain-Ability: Be the Change” with the focus on materials, roofing systems and technologies that have dramatically improved the performance of metal roofing and cladding.

The roadshow will visit Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, with follow-up presentations held in Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit and Polokwane during June, July and August. All these events are CPD-accredited.

A highlight on this year’s programme is international guest speaker, Rob Haddock, who will personally present at the larger 3 events. Globally, metal roofing is leading the charge for sustainable change and of the individual change agents and thought leaders, few are as prominent as Haddock.

Industry expert: Rob Haddock
As the founder and director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group of the USA, Haddock is a well-recognised authority on metal roofing, a technical writer for many trade publications, a trade curriculum author, inventor and educator.

He annually speaks at the Metalcon International Trade Conference and Exhibition in the USA, and his presentations have been rated number one from a field of up to 52 offered seminars for 24 consecutive years.

He further teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Florida’s Association of Roofing Professionals (FRSA), the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), RCI Incorporated and others. Haddock’s technical writings have been translated into five different languages and he has lectured in at least eight countries to producers, contractors, designers, specifiers and end-user groups.

For his contributions to the roofing industry, Haddock has received numerous awards, including:
•    2012: Inaugural inductee to the Metal Construction Hall of Fame.
•    2015: Larry Swaney Award for contributions towards the furtherance of the metal construction industry of North America.

Solar integrator workshops
Running concurrently with the roadshow, solar integrators and photovoltaic (PV) panel installers will have the opportunity to attend solar integrator workshops. Having invented the S-5 range of patented clamps, Haddock will discuss solar panel installation using these clamps and components.

S-5 clamps offer significant cost and lead time savings over most other mounting systems. They are warranted for the full service of the roof and the panels, and offer structural performance that is well in excess of engineering requirements for weather and structural stresses. Safintra distributes the S-5 range of patented clamps throughout Africa on an exclusive basis.

The workshop will explore installation detailing and technical aspects of roof-mounted solar installations and the positive impact of fast installation on site. This subject is highly topical in South Africa as Eskom moves to increase off-grid capacity and to encourage private participation in energy co-generation.

Safintra is a pan-African metal roofing manufacturer and is part of the largest metal roofing company in Africa, called the Safal Group. It is a market leader in offering metal roofing systems and solutions which have made metal roofing a preferred choice for building owners and professionals in a green-focussed industry.

Safintra South Africa
Tel: 011 323 6300
Website: www.safintra.co.za and www.safintra.com

Roadshow dates:
Johannesburg: Thursday, 14 May 2015, and Friday, 15 May 2015.
Cape Town: Monday, 11 May 2015.
Durban: Wednesday, 13 May 2015.

Follow-on presentations:
Port Elizabeth: Thursday, 2 July 2015.
Bloemfontein: Tuesday, 4 August 2015.
Nelspruit: Thursday, 11 June 2015.
Polokwane: Thursday, 4 June 2015.

All events are CPD-accredited.

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