Site Manager, Kier Construction
Going as far back as 1928, Kier Construction are a long-standing name in the built environment, first starting out as concrete engineers. That hasn’t stopped them innovating and leading in sustainable practices by exploring materials such as mass timber.
Lisa Playfair is a Site Manager for Kier Construction who took our mass timber practical module in our Innovation Factory. Lisa has an up-and-coming project that will utilise CLT as part of a mass timber Passivhaus swimming pool construction, which will be among the first ever in the UK.
In order to have a greater understanding of CLT in preparation for her upcoming project, Lisa joined the mass timber practical module.
“I wanted to gain a better understanding of CLT to truly understand how it will then be used onsite.” - Lisa Playfair, Kier
Her training consisted of an onsite practical session which involved various areas around the factory: looking at CLT in a constructed sample house, the fixing of panels together, pull out tests, cutting materials and manufacturing a CLT panel.
“All of the training provided a good core understanding of CLT." - Lisa Playfair, Kier
Lisa will be applying what she’s learning to a real construction project – one that is ground-breaking for the UK built environment. Kier hopes to continue to improve quality control onsite through upskilling of staff, ensuring operatives have an understanding of mass timber products.
When asked about any issues on the day, Lisa said that there were none, stating that she thought the training was very informative.