Blogs

Understanding the permeability of a building material

The link between water and building damage is something we are all too aware of in this industry. When a property has experienced flooding or an escape of water, it’s important to understand and recognise the impact that this has had on the building material itself. Part of this is determining the permeability of the…

Guest Blog: Technology developments in the damage management restoration industry

By Neale Vickery,  Corroventa. Over the last decade big investments in time, money and intellect have been made by damage management equipment suppliers to offer improved performance and to improve energy efficiency. The latest designs and technologies have helped to improve dehumidification performance, so enabling drying projects to be completed in shorter time frames or with less equipment – or ideally both. Equipment…

Inside the BDMA e-Academy: Health & Safety

Working on-site regularly when providing solutions to insurance claims, you have probably noticed the increase in the need to comply with mandatory health and safety regulations. On-site health and safety is increasingly being scrutinised with much needed importance placed on improving site conditions and reducing injury and accident risks. The Construction Design and Management (CDM)…

Inside the BDMA e-Academy: Compliance Course Package

Demonstrating industry compliance in the damage management and associated industries is imperative to being recognised as a genuine and respectable company. The need for compliance in the industry is not something to be underestimated and it doesn’t matter what size the organisation is, industry compliance is important for everyone. Being industry compliant means that you…

Inside the BDMA e-Academy: Construction Techniques  

Working in property damage management you are faced with many different building materials and construction types daily. These of course are ever evolving with technology continuously developing. In turn, the construction techniques used to build a property can have a later impact on the restoration process adopted following a property damage claim. There is a…

Inside the BDMA e-Academy: Damage Management Technician

With the damage management and wider industry constantly evolving, it is imperative that technicians are knowledgeable and continuously updated in the ever-changing trade. When a damage management technician is working on-site, it is vital they have the correct understanding and training to deal with the claim correctly. If they do not understand key factors such…

How can the damage management industry positively impact the environment?

Whilst industrialisation is important for the economic growth of the construction sector and associated industries, it can also be harmful to our environment. With climate change being a major concern in recent years and environmental regulations becoming stricter, individuals and organisations are focusing their attention on positively impacting our environment. The damage management and associated…

Continuously upskilling the damage management industry

Building materials and technologies are ever evolving. Consequently, the ways in which the damage management industry develops to meet the standards and requirements of the wider supply chain needs continuous improvement. The expectations of customers and policyholders are that with evolutionary building materials and smart technology comes higher quality restorations, within quicker completion times. However,…

How are we treating customers fairly?

The Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) policy was introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) back in 2016. It was brought into play in order to raise the standards of the way companies carry out their business by introducing changes that benefit both the organisation, and the customer. Through the announcement of the policy, organisations were…

The Importance of Health & Safety

You may be well aware that health and safety regulations in the damage management industry are becoming tighter and that the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations are now mandatory. On top of this, environmental legislation is stricter with liability cover compulsory for construction firms as of September 2017.   With all of these regulations…