Creating opportunities for growth
Arron Crisp recently joined Eurocell as a technical specification manager. We caught up with him to find out how he creates opportunities for growth and how Building Regulation changes are affecting his role.
Arron joined Eurocell in early 2023, bringing over 30 years’ experience in windows and doors through various positions.
Now, a technical specification manager, he is a crucial point of contact at Eurocell both internally and externally, supporting a network of fabricators and installers, but also providing technical design and specification to specifiers and main contractors on commercial projects.
As Arron explained, a technical specification role requires a high level of both product knowledge and construction industry process understanding.
“Early in my career I was employed in a multi-disciplined architectural design team, which covered all types of building projects from regeneration to new developments,” he said.
“The role meant that I was involved in site surveys, inspections and detailed design – a number of different touch points throughout the construction process.
“By giving a fresh pair of eyes on the challenges that window and door manufacturers, fabricators and installers are experiencing, I am able to increase our opportunities within the sector,” he continued.
“A key part of my role is ensuring we are up to date with current regulations and proposed regulation changes across the construction industry, creating relationships with specifiers to design out future issues and retain specifications while delivering CPD’s to educate specifiers on our product range and promote Eurocell.”
According to Arron, this solution focussed approach forms part of project and specification pre-qualifications, alongside regulatory and compliance checks, and is driving value both internally and within the network.
Steve Carvell from commercial glazing specialist, Nu Openings, commented: “The technical support we are now able to achieve from Arron has certainly improved our standing with our current and new clients.
“PVC-U is moving more into the commercial field, so architects want to ensure that when converting from aluminium to PVC-U, this can be achieved both technically and aesthetically.
“Arron has delivered this by means of his ability to provide technical drawings quickly, along with his knowledge of the product and market, which in the past has been hard to obtain from the trade fabricators we currently purchase from.”
Ben Friend from Allglass Anglia, commented: “Arron has assisted Allglass Anglia in a number of technical responses with Eurocell products and specifications on projects. His understanding and knowledge of compliance, regulations and building experience makes him a highly valued member of the team.
“This has added a good support and knowledge base to our capabilities in securing new projects with some new clients commercially.”
Arron said: “As a building product, windows and doors are among the most legislated items in the industry. They appear in multiple areas of the Building Regulations and some of these conflict, which means we have to manage prioritisation with the design team.
“The biggest challenge in my role is that The Building Regulations are under constant review, so ensuring that I am on top of these regulatory changes, and able to communicate them internally and externally, is a continuous element of my position.”
Kelly Hibbert, head of commercial sales at Eurocell, added: “It’s imperative that we provide the right support to our network of fabricators and specifiers in the commercial sector.
“Arron is placed perfectly for this with a wealth of experience and detailed knowledge of the industry.”