Beer and Building Product Specification Festival

Beer and Building Product Specification Festival

MSA Sponsors Dacatie (Quantum Profile Systems Ltd) is hosting a unique FREE event for Architects and Specifiers on Thursday 14th July 2022, from 3pm until 10.30pm. It will give those in attendance the chance to learn about the very latest building product developments in the construction industry, and enjoy an evening of networking. Free transport will also be available to and from Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

There will be an afternoon of focused RIBA CPDs, an RIBA accredited Lean factory tour, and an exhibition from leading building product manufacturers. There will also be a free bar and hog roast (plus veggie option) in the evening.

Several leading building product manufacturers will be offering 20-minute-long, focused CPDs which will earn CPD points for our guests. Attendees will be offered an RIBA assessed tour of QPSL’s factory, which will allow them to observe its Lean manufacturing techniques in practice. There will also be an exhibition area where you can speak directly to a range of manufacturers.

In the evening there will be a selection of drinks available at the free bar. Guests will be served a buffet, the centrepiece of which will be a whole hog roast with all the trimmings. There will also be vegan and vegetarian options available.

Entertainment will be provided by live performances from various musical artists including Pressure Drop, a Manchester-based Reggae and Ska street band. For those who would like to take advantage of the refreshments, free transport is available on the day. There will be a bus to pick people up from the Northern Quarter in Manchester at 2.15pm and to drop people back there at 10.30pm.

Book your FREE place today – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/specification-afternoon-beer-festival-free-to-architects-specifiers-tickets-256808520197

The following companies will be exhibiting:

1. Quantum Flooring – Stair nosing, entrance matting & flooring accessories
2. Dacatie – Cavity closers & fire barriers
3. Altro – Floorcoverings
4. Teknos – Paints & coatings
5. Uzin Utz – Adhesives & Screeds
6. Contract Flooring Association – Flooring Trade body
7. British Woodworking Federation – Timber Industry Trade body
8. SpecifiedBy – Specification Directory
9. Tarkett – Floorcoverings
10. West-Port – Timber windows & Doors
11. PDS – Doorsets & Fire doors
12. Xtratherm – Insulation & Enveloping solutions

FAQs

What is the running order for the event?
• 2.15pm – Coach departs from Northern Quarter
• 2.30pm – Registration and refreshments
• 3pm – First CPD and first factory tour
• 5.30pm – Bar opens
• 6pm –Live music begins
• 6.30pm – Hog Roast opens
• 10.30pm – Finish and Coach departs from QPSL

How do I get there?
You can hop on the free coach, which will depart the Northern Quarter at 2.15pm on the day of the event – there will also be a return coach later in the evening.

How do I book a place to attend?
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/specification-afternoon-beer-festival-free-to-architects-specifiers-tickets-256808520197

New Year Message from the President

Dear Colleagues and Friends.

A New Year beckons, so it is a great time to share our vision for your Society and upcoming activities for 2022.

The past two years have been tumultuous and difficult, causing a decrease in face-to-face events, but we were delighted at the enthusiasm and high attendance for the Awards, lectures and Barbecue and we really appreciate your support. We know there is a desire for friends and colleagues to meet, share stories and enjoy each other’s company and we intend to fulfil that desire wherever possible, be it digitally or physically.

We will be focusing on creating more and better activities that our members can enjoy. In fact, our theme for 2022 is all about growth.

Growth in membership, growth in engagement with our members, growth in the range and variety of activities that we offer, growth in celebration of our members’ achievements as individuals and practices. Growth in knowledge to meet the challenges that face our profession in times to come. Growth in inspiring lectures by leaders in their fields and emerging stars, coupled with hands-on experience for our members joining the profession.

And last but not least, growth in fun and enjoyment.

Our mission is:

‘To champion and nurture the present and future architects of Manchester’

 

To help us achieve this goal, we need:

Enthusiastic and engaged members of our council – if you have a passion to get involved and help our members, join us.

Members who are willing to share with people who don’t know our work. Help spread the word. 

Ideas to improve our work and activity, tell us the kind of things you’d like to see.

Help us by supporting our sponsors – host a practice CPD or check out the useful content on our Knowledge Hub.


Please get in touch with us and help us to help you!

Email: admin@the-msa.co.uk

 

Happy New Year! And watch this space for further exciting news!

 

Rob McGinnes,
MSA President & Founder of  Hive Architects

New Jobs Platform

MSA launches new jobs listing platform for the architects and practices of Manchester

To support our members – the architects and practices of Manchester, we have launched a FREE careers listing platform on the MSA website. 

We hope this platform will become the go-to place for architect jobs in Manchester. Click the image above to see the message from MSA President, Nick Moss. If you have questions or would like more information then please contact Nick directly at n.moss@sixtwoarchitects.com  

 

 


See the latest jobs here:

MSA Awards

MSA Awards

The awards event will be back in June 2021. There will be 14 unique award categories, ranging from commercial and community to built and unbuilt. This exact details will be confirmed in due course. 

 

2019 Judge and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Norman Foster

In 2019, we were honoured to have Lord Norman Foster judge our awards and accept the MSA Lifetime Achievement Award, probably the only award he’d yet to win! Here he is, accepting his award and explaining his personal connection to our great city:

 

In light of the current crisis, the 2020 awards event will be postponed until the 19th November 2020, where we hope to celebrate the true quality of our community’s work as well as a return to normality. Watch the highlights from our 2019 awards evening and see what to expect:

MSA Awards 2019: Highlights

In 2019 we wanted the MSA Awards to exceed every expectation by hosting an event unlike anything the city had seen before.

We pulled out all the stops to secure Lord Norman Foster as independent judge and worked tirelessly to unite the entire construction industry behind our expansive vision. Through our hard work we were able to raise the profile of Manchester’s architecture, deliver an inclusive, industry-wide event that reflected the true quality of our community’s work, and attract the most influential construction professionals in the area.

The event saw 1000+ attendees from across the construction sector descend upon the Albert Hall to commend, celebrate and revel in the outstanding work of our city’s finest architects.

It was an incredibly proud moment for Manchester Society of Architects to see the community come together to share their talents and champion the character of Manchester’s architectural spirit.

There were 14 unique categories on show, ranging from commercial and community to built and unbuilt, and the judge, Lord Norman Foster, was staggered by the sheer quality and creativity of all the entries.

Congratulations to all the category winners and a massive thank you to everyone who attended the event – we cannot wait for 2020!

One of the biggest property events in the UK!

See the winners here:

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