Sunday 12 July 2009

Information Evening at the Park

The summer months are not normally the time, when information evenings take place or are well attended but on Wednesday week last, I attended a presentation in the Clonmel Park Hotel made by Campion Concrete on a new system build they are using for housing. While the concept is good, and properly works I won't be recommending the system in the near future, as I left with a lot of unanswered questions. Much of the presentation or "sales pitch" used bad workmanship in traditional cavity walling construction as a method of promoting the system and how this the system eliminates that, however as we all know, any system is only as good a the workmanship, be it timber frame, light gauge steel frame or conventional conc. block cavity walling. There was no real technical data to support or verify the system, nor from what I can gather has any testing of the system been done other than a 4 houses constructed within the last 12 months. Those associated with the product ran for cover when asked about the technical side and if an Agrément Certificate was applied for/pending ..... which answered that for me anyway.

Still the evening wasn't wasted as some knowledge was gained and Carey Glass of Nenagh were also in attendance and made a brief presentation on their "enegry reducing" products.


  1. Poor salesman so. First rule of selling: Have a full understanding of your product!
    Second: Use fair comparables.
    Still, your zealous (and knowledgeable) questioning exposed their weakness.

  2. Hi archtech..
    I stumbled across your blog through a tech myself{all be it for 2years till my office shut down last year) i find your blog very interesting in relation to what softwares you use revit,sketchup etc as i have a big passion for 3dpresentation meself...anyway just said id drop a line and hope all is well

    Kind Regards