Block manufacturer Forticrete has carried out a fundamental reworking of the literature for its architectural products, addressing criticisms that although it was technically proficient it was not user-friendly. The result, produced in collaboration with nba Tectonics, is a collection of literature which attempts not only to present the range of products available but to provide a lot of associated technical information.
Available in three forms - hard copy, cd-rom (coming shortly) and on the company's internet site at http://www.Forticrete.co.uk - the literature is divided into four elements: a product guide, a design guide, a specification guide, and a sitework guide. This last was felt to be essential because the greatest specification and quality of materials can come to nothing if the site team does not use them properly. And as one siteworker told a Forticrete representative, 'If you are up to your arse in mud, it's hard to remember that you are building a millennium project.'
The site guide and the design guide are extremely thorough, dealing in detail with all the relevant issues. The product guide and specification guide are evidently more closely concerned with Forticrete's own products. Together this is a well thought-out collection of literature, with few gimmicks but a great deal of easily accessible information.
Contact Forticrete on 0151 521 3545 or http://www.Forticrete.co.uk.