Metal pioneer remembered

A NEW award scheme has been set up in honour of a pioneer of the metal cladding industry.
The Clifford Dyer Memorial Award will be presented to the student judged to have made the best design submission that addresses the topic of the metal building envelope.
The award has been set up by The Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA) in association with the School of Architecture at Liverpool University in recognition of Clifford Dyer who died earlier this year. He was the founder and director of MCRMA which brings together the UK’s leading roofing and cladding systems providers supplying built-up systems, insulated panels, rainscreens, drainage systems and structural deck systems.
Professor André Brown, head of the Liverpool school said: “The scope of the award is such that it will allow our students to create imaginative and innovative designs and we look forward to judging the results.
Brian Watson, MCRMA chairman, added: “The creation of the Clifford Dyer Memorial Award ensures that his legacy will live on and we look forward to presenting the award in June 2013.”
The prize will be presented next June.