Two new CPDs covering standard aluminium and cast iron rainwater systems respectively have been added to the MGMA CPD portfolio
Regular inspection and maintenance of industrial metal rainwater systems is essential. This CPD covers the inspection methods for gravity and siphonic drainage systems and discusses the maintenance requirements for both systems.
When it comes to the correct height to install an eaves gutter, there is varying advice on the most appropriate options. This CPD examines the factors that need to be taken into account when installing eaves gutters and outlines the pros and cons of each option to help specifiers make an informed decision on the best choice for their application/project.
MGMA has launched its online CPD programme with a CPD giving best practice advice in the selection of the correct rainfall intensity when specifying metal rainwater systems.
Climate change is one of the key drivers for improving roof drainage and water management; the latest article from MGMA explains the importance of roof drainage calculation.
ARP’s Sentinel range of guttering now includes a new jointing system for its half-round snap-fit guttering and an upgrading of all associated components.
MGMA has updated its guidance on membrane gutters to include factory assembled insulated gutters and composite insulated gutter applications
Correct rainfall intensity is crucial to carrying out an effective and safe design for the roof drainage components on a building. See MGMA’s new document ‘Guidance on selecting the correct rainfall intensity’
The Metal Gutter Manufacturers Association was formed in 1994 to represent the leading manufacturers of metal rainwater systems. Membership of MGMA is open to all companies who manufacture and market metal rainwater systems, downpipes and their associated fittings. In addition, membership is open to those companies who provide a range of professional support services to the metal rainwater systems industry.
The Association seeks to foster and take part in research and all forms of technical development in relation to metal rainwater systems and to encourage the best methods of their production and use with the construction and allied industries.
MGMA offers an online CPD programme which is open to anyone seeking to develop their knowledge and skills within the metal rainwater systems sector. The CPDs are flexible and provide ‘learning on the go’ as the course material can be studied both online and offline, on mobiles, tablets and print. There is an online assessment component to verify knowledge and following the successful online completion of a CPD, a certificate can be downloaded for the user’s personal records.
The Association has produced a Membership Charter to reflect the current concerns of the industry with particular reference to technical ethos, health and safety and environmental issues. In accordance with the Charter, the MGMA will ensure that its members undertake all work in accordance with relevant health and safety legislation and have a health and safety policy which they uphold both in principle and practice.
In addition, members are required to have due regard for environmental issues during procurement, delivery (including installation implementation) and waste disposal and members are committed to minimising adverse environmental impact in the provision of their products and/or services.
The MGMA is the only organisation which represents the major manufacturers and is, therefore, a valuable source of
information and advice on all matters relating to metal rainwater systems.