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Wavin celebrates a year of Connecting to Better

Friday, December 23, 2016

And what a year it has been! Wavin looks back on 12 months of innovation, spectacular events, dynamic marketing campaigns and some of the newest additions to the Wavin team. Here’s a bird’s eye view of some of what we’ve been up to this past year.
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Wavin Tigris M1 hot and cold multilayer pipe system makes history

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The rue de Montmartre is a unique tapestry of historical and modern architecture. Old residences, timeless commercial buildings and modern complexes pepper the Parisian street that is one of the most vibrant and culturally-alive neighborhoods in all of Paris. Wavin is privileged to have worked alongside a large, diverse team of building professionals, as part of a major demolition and reconstruction project for a building complex spanning 12,000m2 on this beautiful, historic street.
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Innovation takes center stage at Wavin Academy in Adana, Turkey

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wavin’s philosophy of “Connect to better” is the cornerstone of the Wavin Academy, whose goal is to connect customers with innovation. The Wavin Academy is a combination of physical training and meeting centre, supported by a dedicated website - a state-of-the-art solutions centre geared to providing customers with demos, training and practical skills.
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Wavin discusses the state of BIM Revit adoption with expert Jose Fandos

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Iñigo González, Group Head of Business Development at Wavin, talks to BIM expert Jose Fandos of Andekan and asks: "what will 2017 bring in BIM Revit content packages?" Here’s what he had to say:
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Major refurbishment of Brussels fifth largest building: the Astro tower is now complete

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Astro Tower is the fifth largest building in Brussels. At 107 meters high, it has 34 floors and 35,000 m² of office space. The tower underwent a complete transformation and was given a new façade in blue reflective glass. Even the interior was gutted. All the pipes for hot & cold water supply and drainage were all replaced with select products from Wavin’s range of piping solutions.
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A tale of one city that is tackling urban stormwater management the right way

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

They say that opposites attract. And new, sustainable urban design in cities – like the northern German town of Wolfsburg – is proof positive that when the worlds of aesthetics and functionality collide, they form a synergy that is influenced by the human experience. Functional concepts can inspire great design, thus helping us to understand how architecture embodies the needs of everyday life. Like rainwater management. Urban pluvial flooding in Europe is a problem that is not going away any time soon. That is why cities across the continent are looking for unique solutions to mitigate the problem, while at the same time embracing nature, beauty and sustainable design. This is the tale of the Wolfsburg project – a story in which Wavin plays a key role in bridging the gap between beauty and function.
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Wavin’s Q-Bic infiltration and attenuation systems stand the test of time

Monday, June 5, 2017

Like a fine wine that gets better with age, Wavin’s Q-Bic systems provide the stormwater management solution that is durable, sustainable and still going strong… even after 10 years! Operations Manager Lasse Strindberg Knudsen at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord (Norway) was very surprised when Wavin wanted to arrange an inspection of their Q-Bic modular stormwater infiltration field. It had worked smoothly for 10 years, without any supervision and without Knudsen even knowing it consisted of plastic units! Let’s see how Wavin’s Q-Bic systems give new meaning to the concept of “ageing gracefully.”
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Wavin's adventures at the WILDLANDS Adventure Zoo Emmen

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Can you imagine going on a world expedition in less than one day? To travel through the jungle, the Savannah and the North Pole – stand face-to-face with wild animals, discover new worlds, and experience exciting adventures in just 8 hours? Sounds impossible, right?
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Wavin provides 2500 meter-long stormwater pipe solution for E18 road stretch connecting Norway and Sweden

Friday, December 29, 2017

For several years now, there has been ongoing work on the upgrading and construction of the E18 road stretch between the Norwegian city of Vinterbro in Akershus and the Swedish border.  When questions about pipe sizes and insulation came up, Wavin Norway was brought in to offer up its stormwater pipe solution: Wavin X-Stream.
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Wavin/Labko bypass system fights oil from rainwater runoff at the new IKEA / Ikano commercial center in Tampere, Finland

Friday, November 4, 2016

As they say, the devil is in the details. Rain water management isn’t just siphoning off rainwater to prevent flooding and maintain groundwater levels. When you drain rainwater from roads, car parks, industrial areas and other public spaces, regulations also require the separation of oil, silt and other contaminants carried from surfaced areas straight into the environment. Heavy metals, combined with solid matter such as sand and dirt, are also carried along with the rain water.
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Unilever’s Indonesian head office: world class design and operations, and of course water systems by Wavin!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What happens when one of the world’s foremost food and beverage companies teams up with a highly respected architectural design firm and a leading international contractor? Easy: when these powerful international innovators need a powerful partner, they call on Wavin for the latest in water management technology. The result is an intrepid modern building that represents the future and the culture of sustainability.
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The roofs of Il Centro

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Have you heard about the new super mall complex in Italy, “Il Centro”? A Mega-Mall with 205 shops, covering 120,000 meters designed by Studio Conte Srl. It's the largest shopping center in Italy and one of the biggest in Europe. Just think of all of those stores: and all of all of the roofs that cover all of those stores! When you have an expansive roof system like Il Centro does, you need the best in rain management technology.
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10 Best Reasons to become a Plumber!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Wavin knows that plumbers are the superheroes of the trades, on call 24/7 to swoop in and save the day, returning your home to working order. So why is it that there is a shortage of plumbers across Europe? It’s a mystery to us, because there are so many rewards and advantages to the trade.
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Building industry in crisis: will we have enough skilled plumbers to go around

Monday, October 16, 2017

Year by year, the labour shortage in the skilled trades becomes more prevalent. Yet with the construction industry at an all-time high, the need for experienced plumbers, electricians, welders and masons has never been more acute. There seems to be a disconnect. And it’s an industry-wide problem. Wavin explores why there is such a gap in vocational training and what we can do to turn it around.
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10 measures to prevent (urban) flooding

Friday, August 26, 2016

The recent rash of torrential rainstorms across western Europe and indeed around the world has cast a bright spotlight on the serious problem of intensified flooding events. The injuries, fatalities, damage to homes and businesses, and the entire municipal infrastructure, are devastating. And given the reality of climate change, these flooding disasters will escalate… unless we take some proactive measures to mitigate the problem. There are actually many preventative steps that can be taken to ensure that we remain safe. Here are ten solid initiatives, just to get the conversation started.
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Wavin Systems Arrive in Bhutan

Monday, July 22, 2013

The first shipments of Wavin-donated materials have arrived at the UNICEF storage facility in Bhutan.
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Wavin shows new systems in Germany and Turkey

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wavin is an innovator in the business. This was shown once again at two international trade fairs where Wavin was present. In Germany at the IFAT show, visitors were introduced to no less than 15 new products and solutions. At the ISK-Sodex fair in Turkey, Wavin launched two drinking water supply systems which have not been seen in that market before.
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5 tips to get more out of Wavin BIM Revit packages

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Wavin BIM Revit packages make the design of a pipeline system a whole lot easier. Erik Reumer, Construction and Installation Consultant at Wavin Netherlands (and Revit specialist), shares 5 great tips to help you get the most out of these packages. Let’s have a look…
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Why BAM Infra prefers working with Wavin

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BAM Infra, the largest infrastructure company in The Netherlands , has a stellar reputation for developing close partnerships with their clients, alliances and suppliers – so as to provide outstanding performance in relation to the maintenance, innovation and expansion of built environments. .And they have enjoyed a longstanding collaboration with one of their preferred suppliers - Wavin. At one point, this expanded into collaborative innovation: thinking of new pipe solutions, new pipe methods and better ways of working with Infrastructure. This is where BAM and Wavin have really come together. This way of thinking is now implemented at multiple levels within both companies - like, for example, the cooperation between BAM’s engineering bureau and the product development department at Wavin. The result? Great products and solutions. Let’s hear what Bert Doosje, Purchasing Manager for BAM Infra, has to say about it...
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How does the Wavin Certaro NS oil separator work?

Friday, November 17, 2017

Rainwater can eventually be converted into drinking water. But what about rainwater that reaches the sewers through a parking lot or gas station? That water will have to be pre-filtered. Arjen van der Ziel, Product Manager/Storm Water at Wavin, shows how our Centaro NS oil separator clears oil, sand and other pollutants from the water – in a smart and compact way. Have a look:
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Wavin Academy training center in Adana, Turkey

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wavin has opened the Wavin Academy in Adana, Turkey. The Academy is a combination of a physical training and meeting center and a dedicated website.
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Wavin builds in “hip” Rotterdam

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wavin‘s construction and installation consultant Johan de Jongh is a native Rotterdammer. And even though nobody can see it on the outside, he knows exactly in which of the beautiful Maasstad buildings Wavin products have been installed. And he is proud of that.
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TEPPFA launches Discover Plastics campaign to highlight suitability of plastic pipe systems for sewer and stormwater applications

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

This major multinational awareness campaign, designed to inform and inspire the civil engineering and utilities sectors, celebrates the flexibility, longevity and strength of plastic pipes – not to mention their ease and speed of installation. Drawing on more than 20 years of independent research, TEPPFA (The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association) – in partnership with 4 National Associations – is promoting awareness of the natural suitability of plastic pipes for sewer and stormwater applications. And Wavin, as the foremost European producer of plastic pipes and connections, is proud to be playing a leading role in this dynamic campaign.
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5 stormwater management insights shared by some of the top European experts in the field

Friday, September 22, 2017

- Bring your water-sensitive urban design projects to the next level - It takes a team of progressive, community-minded stakeholders from across a wide spectrum of professions and disciplines to make an adaptive urban plan for climate-resiliency and stormwater management. And it takes that same team of green thinkers to see it through and to make sure that the plan is flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances. Wavin has gathered some sage insights from a few of Europe’s top stormwater management experts. Let’s see what they have to say…
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Why you should take a young plumber under your wing

Thursday, August 31, 2017

There is a shortage of plumbers and skilled workers. And in a time when the construction industry is booming, we need to encourage the next generation to carry on the torch. How can we do that? Wavin has a few suggestions…
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Wavin launches Gear Up II campaign for installers

Monday, September 11, 2017

As a plumber, you never know what lies ahead. Each day is a venture – full of intriguing challenges, new discoveries and (hopefully) more laughs than tears. We have a few surprises of our own – just for you, hardworking installers and plumbers! For the second year in a row, we’re launching our Gear Up campaign throughout Europe. You may be wondering “what’s up with all these doors?” Ahhh, but we wouldn’t want to spoil all the fun by telling you right now. You’ll have to sign up and find out for yourself…
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Pros and Cons of separating rainwater from sewers to prevent sewer overflow in urban areas

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In recent years, Europe has been the unwelcome recipient of severe floods due to regular heavy rainfalls. The change in precipitation levels has presented municipalities with new rainwater management challenges. It is fast becoming a pressing environmental initiative, especially in urban areas, to eliminate sewage overflows that result from excess rainwater. Wavin is anticipating these problems and our latest innovations in stormwater management solutions reflect this.
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Three industry leaders team up on developing a sustainable PlasticRoad prototype

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Netherlands is known for thinking "outside-of-the-box" when it comes to finding creative, sustainable solutions in road technology. In November 2014, the world's first solar bike path was created – a 70-meter stretch of solar-powered road linking the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer. And now three industry giants are joining forces to further develop the concept of a plastic road. The idea is to replace asphalt (traditionally used in road construction) with recycled plastic from the ocean.
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Excellent water management for Norway's Vålerenga Stadium

Thursday, December 8, 2016

In the wake of all the flooding in Europe recently, many residential and commercial buildings were hit hard by storm water damage. The effects of climate change on rainfall levels and frequency has forced many municipalities and companies to consider long term solutions for water infiltration and attenuation. Wavin Norway has just won a tender for a Q-Bic Plus infiltration system at the new football stadium for Oslo's home team, Vålerenga.
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PlasticRoad makes it to the 2017 INDEX Awards Finals

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

KWS, in collaboration with Wavin and Total combined their knowledge, experience, and resources to build the first road made from 100% recycled plastic. With their PlasticRoad concept, they are one of the finalists in the 2017 INDEX Awards!
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Wavin launches BIM Revit content packages

Monday, May 2, 2016

Wavin launches Revit content packages for BIM with integrated intelligent assistance. With this intelligent assistance you can reach a complete 'as-built' pipe system in the fastest way possible, significantly reducing time spent on design.
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The Roman Empire: plumbing, pipes and plumbers (history of plumbing part II)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Wavin is looking at plumbing history, celebrating the science and art of the craft. This is part II.
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Wavin highlights some of the pains and gains of BIM adoption in the EU

Friday, August 4, 2017

BIM adoption is a hot topic, not just for Wavin, but for anyone who uses BIM modelling in their business. Architects, engineers, construction managers and BIM modellers are all trying to use the best tools to accomplish their work easily, quickly, accurately and cost-effectively. That said, countries throughout Europe have reacted differently to the BIM phenomenon – from cold to lukewarm to sizzling hot. In the Netherlands, UK and France, BIM has received a very warm reception – and is widely used from the design/planning stages through to installation. In countries like Italy and Poland, not so much. So what are some of the pains and gains that are impacting BIM adoption in Europe? Let’s find out…
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CSR Report 2013 published

Friday, June 27, 2014

Wavin has published its CSR report for the year 2013. In it you will read about the achievements on our CSR targets.
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Wavin launches storm water management campaign

Friday, October 16, 2015

The storm water management market is one of rapid growth. Reasons for this growth are topics like climate change, urbanization and ever-changing storm water legislation. Storm water or rainwater management is top of mind at engineers designing new building projects. They are searching for answers to questions like: how to comply with (local) legislation about water runoff, how to calculate the performance of storm water management systems, and which systems are most cost-efficient?
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Together we can take the next step… on world water day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Together, We Can Take the Next Step. In honour of World Water Day, this is the call to action by Wavin's parent company, Mexichem. Along with a dynamic group of industry leaders, Mexichem is spearheading a crusade to promote the responsible use of water.
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Cheers you did it! 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Congratulations to all 8.000+ runners who participated in the Scania Half Marathon or the Wavin 4 English Miles on June 11th in Zwolle. An achievement to be proud of!
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The “Do’s and Don’ts” of installing underfloor heating

Thursday, December 15, 2016

You can only build it once; otherwise it becomes a very expensive project. We're talking about underfloor heating, of course. There are a lot of factors to take into account – during both the design and installation phases. That’s why Stefan Lenting, product specialist for Ubel (Dutch technical wholesaler), is sharing his top 5 Do's and Don'ts for a hassle-free installation. Thanks Stefan!
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Wavin Academy in Turkey provides learning tools, skills and inspiration... and is still going strong

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

It’s been over two years since the Wavin Academy in Adana, Turkey first opened in May 2014 and they just celebrated their 10,000th visitor. Connecting customers with innovation is what the Academy is all about and, given their high turnout rate, they have accomplished their goal and exceeded all expectations.
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Wavin offers tailored solutions for healthcare sector

Friday, January 11, 2013

Over the past year Wavin has implemented more and more projects in the challenging healthcare sector.
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Wavin Recycore ® wins prestigious award in UK

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wavin's Soil and Drain pipes made using Recycore Technology was a clear winner in the Best External Product category and will now go forward to the overall Housebuilder Product of the Year judging in November.
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Wavin publishes CSR report 2012, achieves GRI A+ rating

Friday, August 16, 2013

Wavin has published the 2012 CSR report.
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Pentair, TenCate and Wavin supply innovative drinking water system to South Africa

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Sustainable Water Fund of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has commissioned Pentair, TenCate and Wavin jointly to install twenty sustainable drinking water systems in South Africa, called GreenSource.Sports for Water.
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Take a closer look at Wavin

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Wavin company brochure is now available for on-line viewing or download
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Wavin donates to Philippines

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wavin donated EUR 10,000 to the Dutch national action by the SHO (Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties, the collective of Dutch charities)
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Meet Wavin

Friday, February 7, 2014

Throughout the year, there are multiple ways to meet Wavin face-to-face. In various countries customer events are organised according to a specific theme, but we are also present at some of the most important trade fairs and exhibits throughout the world.
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Wavin Italy opens Solutions Center

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wavin customers in Italy can now experience all that Wavin has to offer in a state-of-the art solutions center located next to the factory in Santa Maria Maddalena, near Bologna.
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Wavin: Connect to Better solutions whatever your need.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Wavin, the leading provider of plastic pipe systems and solutions launches new branding concept: Connect to Better.
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CSR Report 2014

Monday, June 29, 2015

Wavin has published its CSR report for the year 2014. In the report you will read about the achievements on our CSR targets. You can download the report below.
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Wavin celebrates World Water Day 2016 with better water, better jobs

Friday, March 18, 2016

Water is the most precious and essential natural resource available to us, courtesy of Mother Earth. At Wavin, we recognise that water is vital to sustain life. Water quenches thirst and allows plant life to grow and thrive. It plays a key role in creating jobs and supporting economic, environmental and human development.
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How it all began

Friday, April 8, 2016

As a leading world supplier of plastic pipe systems and solutions, Wavin has built its reputation on high quality products and striking innovation. But how did it all begin? That question takes us back to the 1950s and a local water problem in Zwolle, The Netherlands.
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Wavin showcases sustainable plastic pipe solutions at VSK Trade Show

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wavin, the global industry leader in plastic pipe systems, demonstrates the sustainability of plastic in a range of applications at the recent VSK trade show in Utrecht.
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Wavin celebrates Earth Day by creating a greener, more sustainable future

Friday, April 22, 2016

We have one planet. And its future lies with our children. Wavin is dedicated to the global movement to keep our planet safe and healthy, so that future generations can thrive. We take this social responsibility very seriously and have made it our mission to help communities in need – through green initiatives that help to provide fresh drinking water, sanitation and hygiene education to children living in countries where they are lacking.
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Wavin signs international green trade deal on raw materials from waste

Thursday, April 21, 2016

There is a global evolution happening right now. Its core philosophy centers on one simple principle: sustainability. Wavin, a world leader in plastic pipe systems, is one of the "partners" who signed the forward-thinking International Green Deal on the North Sea Resources Roundabout (NSSR) on 3th of March, in Brussels.
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Wavin asks: where have all the plumbers gone?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wavin is wondering what’s happening to the noble plumbing profession these days. There’s a growing scarcity of plumbers, with further shortages in the pipeline over the next several years.
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Wavin launches breakthrough BIM Revit piping packages

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Building information modelling (BIM) has revolutionized the construction industry. Construction design is a complex process which involves an intricate collaboration between the design team (architects and engineers), the building contractor and the specialty trades. Communication is key. BIM helps to integrate all the pieces of the building puzzle in a seamless manner. This is why Wavin, a global industry leader in plastic pipe systems and solutions, has announced the launch of its new BIM content packages for plumbing and drainage – providing MEP BIM modellers with a Revit® package that is custom-designed for 'as-built' pipe systems. By providing its stakeholders with Revit packages which enable users to arrive very easily at a 100% 'as-built' piping solution, Wavin is helping to pave the way for building construction to now also benefit from the efficiency benefits of the BIM way of working for pipe systems.
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Wavin goes on tour with sustainable piping system solutions at IFAT exhibition

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Wavin will be taking some of its most dynamic piping system solutions on tour to the IFAT exhibition in Munich, from 30 May to 3 June, 2016. IFAT – the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw material management – is the perfect venue for Wavin to welcome its customers, partners and guests. Our best and brightest from the technology, innovation, sales and marketing teams will be on hand to provide live one-on-one demonstrations of the latest and greatest in Wavin's sustainable plastic pipe systems.
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Crowds celebrate the best of innovation and plastics at King's Day 2016 festivities in Zwolle

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

There was certainly no shortage of music, dance and innovation at this year's King's Day celebration in the northeastern Dutch city of Zwolle, Wavin's hometown. Over 70,000 people gathered in the town square throughout the day, irrespective of the abnormally cold weather. They were honoured by a visit by the Royal Dutch Family who mingled with all the festive revelers, including Wavin's talented "movers and shakers" in Technology and Innovation. Wavin's SiTech+ trees, drums and dance props made of Opti-Rib pipes were center stage as musicians and dancers performed for King Willem-Alexander, his beautiful wife – Queen Maxima, and their three lovely daughters – Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane.
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Maarten Roef, CEO of Wavin, nominated as President of TEPPFA

Monday, May 23, 2016

Maarten Roef, CEO of Wavin, was nominated President of TEPPFA as of April 6, 2016. Who is this plastics enthusiast and what is his vision for TEPPFA and the plastic pipes and fittings industry?
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Heavy rainfall in Europe: Wavin's storm water infiltration units to the rescue!

Friday, June 3, 2016

This week we experienced firsthand how climate change is causing a shift in precipitation patterns around the world. As the globe heats up, the atmosphere holds more moisture and rainfalls become more intense. The challenge then becomes how to handle all of the storm water. What can municipalities do to control the severe flooding that happened everywhere in Europe this week?
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Wavin sales and marketing leaders “Make it Happen” at seminar in Rotterdam

Friday, July 1, 2016

On June 15 & 16, key members of Wavin’s global sales and marketing community gathered at the stunning, contemporary NHow Hotel in Rotterdam for a two-day seminar event geared to inspire and connect like-minded people with forward-thinking ideas. Mission accomplished. The theme for Wavin Sales & Marketing Seminar 2016 was “Make it Happen.” And needless to say, it resonated well with this energetic group.
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The People of Wavin

Friday, June 17, 2016

A company is only as good as the talent it employs. Wavin is proud to say that we have talent in abundance. As an international company, our Wavin team is comprised of diverse, forward-thinking men and women who possess a wide spectrum of skills. With so many Operating Companies, it’s not always possible to put a face to a name. To show the faces behind our company we’ll start sharing the stories of dedicated Wavin employees. Today, we present you: Massimiliano Carani of Wavin Italy.
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Clean drinking water: birthright or luxury good?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wavin cares deeply about the quality of our drinking water. After all, water is the most precious of all natural resources. But according to the World Health Organization, more than one billion people lack access to adequate water. A community’s tap water is of paramount importance, and transportation and storage are major concerns too. That’s why Wavin is dedicated to water pipe systems that set the highest standards for safety and hygiene.
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Wavin’s BIM Revit content packages meet and exceed MEP customer needs and expectations

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The newly-launched Wavin BIM Revit content packages are creating quite a stir in the industry. With integrated intelligent assistance, these packages allow users to reach a 100% accurate representation of the way piping systems will actually be installed. The ability to create precise designs, quickly and easily, without the need for a product catalogue is what MEPs want but can’t find in standard “out-of-the-box” packages. Until now. But don’t just take our word for it. Hear what our customers are saying.
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Water; the world’s most precious resource

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The future of water management is the future of our planet: water is the most precious commodity on earth. Wavin cares deeply about the quality of drinking water. We move it, store it and managed it with an extensive range of pipe systems that set the highest standards for safety and hygiene.
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What are the advantages of siphonic roof drainage?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Europe, and indeed the rest of the world, is experiencing record heavy rainfalls. And the frequency with which they are occurring has also increased exponentially. This poses many challenges to building and home owners, not the least of which is safe roof drainage. Traditional gravity drainage is fast-becoming a thing of the past. Today, many large industrial, commercial and retail buildings use siphonic drainage to quickly and efficiently discharge the rainwater from their rooftops. And residential buildings are beginning to follow suit.
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Something's cooking at Wavin as a special shout out to all plumbers

Monday, August 29, 2016

What would we do without plumbers? Not a whole lot, that’s for sure. Whether it’s a home repair job or a major commercial pipe installation, plumbers save the day. They do damage control on a daily basis and leave their customers smiling with relief, although with a little less money in their pockets… but problem solved. And at the end of the day, that’s what really counts.
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Denmark’s Queen Margrethe to meet with Wavin as part of official visit to Favrskov

Friday, September 2, 2016

On September 7th, Queen Margrethe will visit the Municipality of Favrskov, where she will meet with the Wavin Denmark team, as well as the local townspeople and community leaders. Wavin Denmark is very pleased and honoured to be a part of the team that will be showing Her Majesty a versatile and active municipality in east Jutland.
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Wavin launches Gear Up campaign for installers

Thursday, September 1, 2016

We’ve been telling you that the best is yet to come. And here it is! Wavin has launched its Gear Up campaign throughout Europe, as a shout out to plumbers and MEP installers.
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Wavin’s BIM Revit content packages helps Norwegian designer Teknobad produce “as-built” design with precision and ease

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A good product library can make an immense difference in the efficiency of a design – from concept to installation. Just ask the Norwegian designers at Teknobad. The digital library of Wavin pipe products has allowed our client, Teknobad, to synergise both engineering and manufacturing in their complete HVAC modules… for the first time ever. Using Wavin’s BIM Revit content package, Teknobad has significantly rationalised both the design and assembly processes of their bathroom modules. Every year, 10.000 ready-made modules are imported to Norway. And competing with international suppliers, they find that BIM Revit helps them work both smarter and more efficiently.
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A look at the history of plumbing, pipes and sewers (part 1)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Many of us don’t give plumbing a second thought, or our heating and cooling units, until something goes wrong with it. Then we are quickly reminded how important our plumbers are! Household plumbing is more than a vital modern convenience, it's fundamental to our quality of life: clean water and plumbing systems are key to maintaining public sanitation, health and safety.
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Wavin Netherlands fills roof with solar panels for a more sustainable future

Monday, October 3, 2016

It can hardly have gone unnoticed. Some serious work was done on the roof of Wavin’s Headquarter in Hardenberg, the Netherlands, this summer. We are now the proud owner of 150 m2 of brand new solar panels, installed by DGB energy.
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Expert water management solutions puts the pedal to the metal for the Wacken Open Air Heavy Metal Music Festival

Thursday, September 29, 2016

What does the leading supplier of world class plastic pipe systems in Europe have to do with an immense heavy metal music festival? And not just any music festival – with 86,000 international visitors, it’s probably the biggest heavy metal festival in the world. So where does Wavin fit in?
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Wavin presents modular Q-Bic Plus stormwater solution at London’s Flood Expo 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

London’s Flood Expo 2016 (October 12th & 13th) is the largest event of its kind to present solutions to the epic flooding problems plaguing the world over. Industry leaders in flood prevention showcase the latest, cost-effective and efficient ways to prevent and manage floods. And Wavin’s innovative, modular storm system – the Q-Bic Plus – breaks all the rules... but for all the right reasons.
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Wavin BIM Revit – from building design to construction

Monday, October 17, 2016

In the realm of 3D, building information modelling (BIM) is the link that connects all the key players and stages of a building project’s lifecycle. Wavin understands the intricacies involved in such a collaboration of this magnitude. So we created a custom Revit content package that supports the industry by providing MEP BIM modellers with the ability to intuitively create a full and detailed plumbing system which is a 100% accurate installation model.
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Plumbing horror stories that will shock you

Monday, October 31, 2016

In the spirit of our GEAR UP plumbing campaign, Wavin is celebrating Halloween by recounting some of the scariest, most disgusting plumbing tales ever told. They are guaranteed to make you think twice before you ever decide to try and tackle a plumbing nightmare on your own. These stories will make you appreciate and respect your plumber, because he or she is – after all – a superhero! Who else could handle the scariest and nastiest of jobs? That’s right. Only your plumber can.
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Wavin highlights the need for sound sewage solutions on World Toilet Day

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wavin recognises the need to raise awareness on the global crisis of sanitation. Developing countries are struggling with this problem and by commemorating World Toilet Day on November 19th, we are casting a bright spotlight on an issue that affects the health of millions of disenfranchised families. What many of us take for granted, others consider a luxury: a functioning toilet.
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Wavin Duta Jaya hosts “Sustainable Plumbing Technology Innovation” symposium in Jakarta

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This summer, 400 engineers, architects, plumbing experts and consultants gathered at the stunning Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta to learn about the latest in leading-edge sustainable piping technology. Hosted by Wavin Duta Jaya, the symposium provided an excellent forum for like-minded industry members from the region to share ideas and innovations, gain more knowledge and conduct some productive business networking.
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Wavin BIM Revit tips & tricks - “How to import Wavin content packages in Revit"

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wavin Revit content packages provide BIM modellers with a complete, fast and easy-to-use building construction tool that will allow them to achieve a high level of detail and accuracy when creating plumbing design specifications. The packages are product-specific to Wavin and, as such, provide a much more accurate picture of how a building will be constructed and how the piping will be installed. They also feature a fully integrated Bill of Materials. Let's watch some tips and tricks on how to use the Wavin Revit content packages. Here's tutorial no. 1.
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Wavin case study featured in "Design a Better Business"

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Nowadays, business models only have limited shelf lives. The constantly changing nature of the market makes it more difficult to predict than ever. In his book, Design a Better Business, Patrick van der Pijl describes an approach to achieve success in today's world. The approach is called "design thinking", based on the premise that to design a better business, you must start with the customer. The book has been available in bookstores since September.
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History of plumbing, pipes, and plumbers: Medieval times (part III of a series)

Monday, January 9, 2017

We have learned about ancient aqueducts and the plumbing proclivity of the engineers and plumbers of the Roman Empire. The job description is essentially the same today: assembling and installing pipes, maintaining water, sewage and drainage systems. Health, life and modern society depends on it.
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Smart Wavin Revit BIM packages help Engie Services build faster and without errors

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Working with Wavin Revit packages took some time to get used to, but now Engie Services South rave about this extremely user-friendly Wavin solution. Engie has applied BIM Revit modelling for one of their loyal customers: De Meeuw Building Systems.
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The People of Wavin: Tony Äijö from Wavin Finland

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A company is only as good as the talent it employs. As an international company, our Wavin team is comprised of diverse, forward-thinking men and women who possess a wide spectrum of skills. To show the faces behind our company we’ll be sharing the stories of dedicated Wavin employees. Today, we present you: Tony Äijö from Wavin-Labko Finland.
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Wavin plays a leading role in the energy revolution at ISH

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

From March 14-18, Wavin will be joining a distinguished group of industry leaders in Frankfurt at the world’s leading trade fair for The Bathroom Experience, Building Services, Energy, Air Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies. In fact, ISH is the world’s biggest exhibition for innovations in water and energy – focusing on relevant 21st century issues, such as the conservation of natural resources, the use of renewable energies, sanitary installations, intelligent living and groundbreaking building solutions.
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A less bumpy road with Wavin corrugated shaft pipes

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Problem solving is something that Wavin has been doing for decades. Our innovations in technology are solutions to challenges faced by our customers, our communities and our municipalities. So, when we observed how frost damage from extreme winter weather caused pavements to swell and crack, sinking the manholes, we knew how to mitigate the problem.
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Turn on the tap, it’s World Plumbing Day

Friday, March 10, 2017

Observed each year on March 11, this international event was initiated by the World Plumbing Council – to cast a bright spotlight on the important role that plumbing plays in our health and safety. Clean drinking water. Proper sanitation. Hygiene. We often take all of these for granted. But we shouldn’t. In many developing countries, they are considered luxuries. Join Wavin in raising awareness about how even the simplest plumbing solutions can make all the difference and, yes, even save lives.
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Wavin celebrates its humanitarian commitment to wastewater management

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The lack of clean water and sanitation facilities is a major cause of disease for countries like Bhutan, a small land-locked nation in the Eastern Himalayas of Asia. In celebration of World Water Day 2017, Wavin shares the story of how expertise and innovation in wastewater management can help to transform vulnerable communities into healthy, vibrant and empowered villages – with access to clean and safe water, proper sanitation and hygiene.
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Wavin is geared up for new CEN standards and EU regulations

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Compliance with local and EU regulations and quality management based on European standards is something that Wavin takes very seriously. We are very engaged in the standardisation and regulatory processes that affect our company, our products and – most importantly – our customers. Members of the Wavin Technology and Innovation (T&I) group keep track of any new changes and are always in the loop when new regulations are on the horizon. Let’s see how they do it and what we can expect in 2017.
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The prevention of Legionella in high-risk water pipe systems

Thursday, March 23, 2017

When it comes to drinking water systems, hygiene is everything. Large plumbing systems, water heaters, hot tubs and especially our showers and faucets are all susceptible to potential life-threatening contaminants like the Legionella bacteria. As a result, many preventative measures are taken like adding chlorides to the water or increasing hot water temperatures. But how will this affect your pipe system lifetime? Wavin joined forces with Canada’s JANA Labs to develop a software tool that assesses the life cycle of a piping system that is exposed to Legionella prevention measures. This tool is risk management at its best. In fact, it was precisely because of this software tool that Wavin won a piping system contract in Belgium – for the Queen Mathilde Mother and Child Centre of the University Hospital Antwerp.
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Wavin celebrates technology and innovation on the Day of the Engineer

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The month of April casts a spotlight on the best and the brightest – our engineers. On April 5th, the world celebrated the global Day of the Engineer and on April 19th, the Royal Institiute of Engineers (KIVI) in the Netherlands celebrates its own Day of the Engineer. At Wavin, we are proud of our forward-thinking technology experts and innovators. Today, we present: Geertjo van Dijk from Wavin Group.
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Who beats the clock in sewer installation time, plastic or concrete?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

When TEPPFA (The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association) conducted a practical test to compare the installation of sewer systems in August 2013, the results were crystal clear. Some might argue that TEPPFA is biased – in favour of plastic pipes. But when you watch this video, the proof is right there for all to see. Judge for yourself:
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Run with your heart! Wavin is gearing up for the Zwolse Half Marathon Festival in June

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A big congratulations to all the Wavin runners who are training, in anticipation of the 17th annual Zwolse Half Marathon which will take place on June 10th in the historic city centre of Zwolle – home of Wavin’s Head Office. An international running festival with over 8500 participants, including some of the world’s top runners, the Zwolse Half Marathon is a unique and festive event-filled with music and fun activities for adults and children alike. Whether you’re a participating runner or cheering from the sidelines – we promise you’ll have a great time!
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The Modern history of plumbing: enter Wavin! (part IV in a series)

Monday, May 22, 2017

This last fitting on our history of plumbing, pipes and plumbers starts in 19th-century London, a ticking time-bomb of sanitation problems....
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Wavin BIM Revit video: “How to insert actual instead of generic bends in your BIM projects”

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wavin Revit content is so accurate that it allows one-to-one transition from the 3D model to the real build. Our Revit packages have integrated intelligent assistance which allows Revit modelers to insert accurate bends which can be ordered and installed as easy as generic Revit bends in your BIM model. This gives users the great advantage of being able to generate a very accurate BOM (bill of materials). And that’s just one of the many features of our Revit content packages. As an excellent example, check out how to insert and validate Wavin bends into Revit projects:
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Wavin discusses urban stormwater management and climate change with urban water expert Dr. Ir. Frans van de Ven - PART ONE

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Climate change is changing precipitation patterns across Europe and, indeed, throughout the globe. Each year, rainstorms and flooding events are increasing in both frequency and severity. In recent years, the end of May to early June marks the beginning of flood season. Europeans begin to brace for the inevitable: heavy rainstorms, flooding, and urban havoc (street closures, vehicle damage, power outages and more). In other words, it’s the “new normal.” The question that urban planners are asking is: how do we mitigate these challenges and what role does stormwater management play in the design and build of a climate-resilient city? In a sit-down interview with Delft University associate professor and urban water management expert Dr. Ir. Frans van de Ven, Wavin asks these questions and more. This is the first of a two-part blog series based on this very topical interview.
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Wavin talks climate resilience with urban water expert Dr. Ir. Frans van de Ven – PART TWO

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A rising and increasingly dense urban population, combined with decades of unsustainable practices, has had an immense (and adverse) impact on the world’s natural infrastructure. The depletion of our natural infrastructure has been caused by natural processes, negligence, and in recent decades, climate- and weather-related factors. The time has come to restore these resources to a condition that is ecologically sound and provides the resilience, materials and services that communities and businesses need to thrive – economically, socially and environmentally. In essence, what we need is a “circular economy” that would contribute to new technological, financial and environmental technology and innovation. And urban stormwater management and climate-resilience will play an important role in the circular economy continuum. This is the second of a two-part blog series based on a thoughtful discussion between Geertjo van Dijk, Wavin European product manager Storm Water Management and Delft University associate professor Dr. Ir. Frans van de Ven.
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Cheers you did it!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Congratulations to all 8.500+ runners who participated in the Scania Half Marathon or the Wavin 4 English Miles (4EM) on June 10th in Zwolle. An achievement to be proud of!
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Wavin leads the urban stormwater management dialogue with an information toolkit for community leaders, planners and residents

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

As Europe braces for what promises to be an active flood season filled with torrential rainstorms that threaten to wreak urban havoc, Wavin launches a campaign to engage city leaders, planners, designers and community members in a collaborative initiative to make their cities climate-resilient. More specifically – to help cities mitigate the challenges of pluvial flooding with solid stormwater solutions.
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10 tips on how to reduce urban heat stress

Friday, June 23, 2017

We’ve crossed the seasonal threshold from spring into summer and urban areas throughout Europe are feeling the heat more than ever. The densely-populated urban landscape of asphalt, brick, metal and dark rooftops soaks up an enormous amount of energy from sunlight – reflecting even more light. This energy absorption leads to an “urban heat island” – where cities experience higher-than-normal heat temperatures, as compared to surrounding areas. Climate change will cause this heat island effect to intensify in the years and decades to come. Wavin is a serious influencer in the movement towards urban climate resilience and so we’ve put together some tips on how to reduce heat stress in cities and towns across the continent.
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They ran with their hearts!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Congratulations to all 8,500+ runners who participated in the 17th annual Zwolse Half Marathon or the Wavin 4 English Miles on June 10th in the charming historical city of Zwolle. Everyone ran with their hearts!
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