News & Cases

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Plastic Buffer Basin in Belgium

Monday, October 15, 2018

It’s amazing what can be accomplished when a team of like-minded experts collaborate on a “first-of-its-kind” project. Wavin, alongside KRAH, Aquafin and PlaatserThermopol were commissioned by Besix Infra to produce and construct a huge buffer basin to collect and retain the rain water around the playground in the Villermontstraat — for the municipality of Kontich in Belgium. Made entirely of plastic pipes, the basin has the capacity to collect a massive 840,000 liters of water!
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The world's first PlasticRoad is now open!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

On September 11, 2018, the PlasticRoad – a collaboration between industry leaders KWS, Wavin and Total – was officially launched in Zwolle, home to Wavin’s corporate headquarters.   
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PlasticRoad goes viral on social media!

Monday, September 10, 2018

When news came out that KWS (a VolkerWessels company), Wavin and Total were joining forces to develop a PlasticRoad prototype, the social media channels exploded with positive feedback. Read the full story here.
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When were sewers invented in Hamburg?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Have you ever wondered about the mysteries that lie beneath our urban streets? There are many interesting nuggets of historical information (and even some urban legends) that will surprise you. This is the first in a series of blogs that will explore the important role and historical significance of our underground sewage and drainage systems in urban areas throughout Europe. Today, we cast a spotlight on the history of sewers in Hamburg, Germany.
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And the running mates ran together… right to the finish line!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

And also this year, on June 9, 2018, the running mates ran together… right to the finish line! Find the pictures and read all about the event!
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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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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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The first PlasticRoad bike path will be in Zwolle, the Netherlands

Friday, June 8, 2018

The PlasticRoad, a road made of recycled plastic, becomes a reality. The municipality of Zwolle (the Netherlands) have committed to the first PlasticRoad pilot project.
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Wavin teams up with PEC Zwolle United

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wavin teams up with PEC Zwolle United to improve the lives of children through sports

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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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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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Word jij ons renmaatje?

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Saturday, June 9, 2018

Zwolle

Ren mee op 9 juni in Zwolle en kom trainen bij het MAC³PARK Stadion van PEC Zwolle en Weezenlandenpark.
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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 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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Wavin Tegra manholes aid earthquake detection

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Typically Wavin Tegra manholes are used for sewage transport. But did you know that on the small island of Hopen, Norway, the Tegra manhole is being used for earthquake detection? Read the full story.
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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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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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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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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 Insights: Sewer blockages caused by tree root growth

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tree roots growing inside sewer pipes are not an uncommon problem. The subsequent sewer damage can be quite staggering, not to mention costly. Wavin examines the causes and effects of tree root growth in sewage systems, and what we can do to prevent damage in our underground infrastructure.
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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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Is the end of the radiator near?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Homes, offices, healthcare facilities... in the past most new building were jam-packed with radiators. For decades it was the best heating available. But that has changed! Smart underfloor heating systems are putting the radiator on the backburner… fast.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rainwater management for Bogota El Dorado airport

Monday, December 9, 2013

El Dorado airport in Bogotá, Colombia is the third busiest in Latin America and the region’s number one for cargo. The airport’s new international terminal presented numerous design challenges with regard to rainwater management. The airport also wanted to achieve the highest standards for sustainability, capturing and reusing rainwater across the site.
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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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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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Wavin Tegra manholes aid earthquake detection

Wavin is known for thinking outside of the box. Typically Wavin’s Tegra manholes are used for waste-water transport. But when the seismic measuring station on the small island of Hopen (in Norway) needed to be renewed, the seismological equipment had to be protected from all weather conditions. After testing many possibilities, the Wavin Tegra 1000 became the chosen solution both for housing this specialized equipment and for keeping it safe and dry.
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Wavin leads the way on BIM with new BSI Kitemark™

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wavin, the leading manufacturer of plastic piping systems in Europe, has become the first (and, at this time, the only) company in its sector to achieve the new BSI Kitemark™ for Building Information Modelling (BIM) Objects. This certification has been created to help construction manufacturers demonstrate that they have embedded BIM into their manufacturing processes, and are delivering high quality, accurate BIM objects.
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Bringing fibre to Swedish communities

Monday, December 9, 2013

East Amtervik in the Sunne region of south west Sweden is a small rural community with fewer than one thousand properties. Bringing high-performance broadband to such communities can be a challenge. In East Amtervik, people decided to solve it for themselves, with the foundation of Emterviksfiber – a cooperative cable venture. Bringing broadband to East Amtervik makes it a better place to live and work, and will help attract new visitors and residents.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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New installation of Wavin Q-Bic Plus

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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Longest rail tunnel in Belgium

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Antwerp’s Liefkenshoek railway connection provides an essential transport link through the heart of Europe’s busiest port. Passing under the Scheldt estuary, the rail tunnel is a critical goods link between the port and the European-wide rail distribution network. Effective tunnel drainage is of absolutely fundamental importance – and Wavin products make an essential contribution.
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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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Amphia Hospital in city of Breda, the Netherlands

Friday, September 15, 2017

Prefabricated construction – whether an entire building, home or plumbing pipe system – is beginning to increase in popularity and use. Modularity, speed of installation, cost-savings, and sustainability are just some of the key benefits that are attracting customers and developers to prefab solutions. So when Unica, installer on the new Amphia Hospital project at the Molengracht site in Breda (The Netherlands), needed a soil & waste drainage pipe solution, they decided to go with a prefab pipe system.... from Wavin.
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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Major refurbishment of Brussels’ fifth largest building, the Astro Tower, is now complete

Friday, March 17, 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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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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Saving water at Johannesburg Soccer City

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Soccer City stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, was the venue for the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and The Netherlands. The stadium had undergone a major redesign in advance of the World Cup. Wavin HepVo waterless valves were chosen to meet the specific challenges of a major sporting arena.
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Hygiene first at Rotterdam’s Maasstad Hospital

Monday, December 9, 2013

Opened in 2010, Rotterdam’s Maasstad Hospital soon established itself as one of the most advanced in the Netherlands. The hospital has 620 beds and the campus covers 100,000 m2. Wavin was involved from the earliest stages of planning and design which began in 2005. The design team set demanding targets for sustainability, ease-of-installation and cost-efficiency. Not surprisingly, however, hygiene was the top priority and the Wavin Tigris system met all requirements in full.
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Hardenberg City Hall - landmark sustainability

Monday, December 9, 2013

In 2012 the new Hardenberg City Hall opened its doors. The building is the workplace for 400 local authority employees and serves the needs of 60,000 local residents in this Dutch municipality. Hardenberg has set itself the target of becoming “energy-neutral” and it was important that the new city hall would lead by example.
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Corporate Social Responsibility for K&H Bank

Monday, December 9, 2013

Environmental sustainability is central to corporate social responsibility for K&H Bank. When the bank developed its new headquarters within Budapest’s 75,000 m2 TriGranit Millennium City Center project, they were keen to achieve LEED gold certification. This would be a first for Hungary. Wavin would make a critical contribution with its surface heating and cooling systems, enabling the bank to reduce overall energy consumption by 15%.
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Meadway Special Educational Needs School

Monday, December 9, 2013

The project developers wanted the Meadway SEN School to be a showcase for the UK Government vision for sustainable construction. The low temperatures needed by underfloor systems result in real efficiency, reducing energy consumption by at least 30%. This sustainable solution was also crucial in helping the building achieve a BREEAM excellent rating. Wavin’s UK surface heating and cooling specialist subsidiary Warmafloor provided the solution.
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Leicester Students Union – award-winning sustainability

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Percy Gee Students' Union at University of Leicester opened after a £17 million re-development project. It has since won a staggering 20 environmental awards and commendations; received a BREEAM 'excellent' rating; and won the Leicestershire Building of the Year award. It was the only UK finalist in the Global Greenbuild Competition. Wavin subsidiary Warmafloor was appointed to install the underfloor heating system.
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Setting standards in Budapest

Monday, December 9, 2013

This former military academy in Budapest has been transformed from a redundant architectural relic into one of the most desirable and environmentally intelligent business environments in Europe. The Officium buildings are part of a mixed development which includes retail, recreation and public services in this former Cadet Academy parkland. Developers, the SCD Group, paid exceptional attention to sustainability, and Officium is the first building in Hungary to achieve the BREEAM Excellent accreditation.
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French rail speeds data network installation

Monday, December 9, 2013

The French national rail network, SNCF, manages 32,000 km of track with some 14,000 train services operating daily. These include the world famous high speed TGV. Less well-known, is the IT network which runs parallel to the track. This carries all the train management and communication data needed to sustain a safe and efficient rail service.
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Wroclaw Football Stadium – the city landmark

Monday, December 9, 2013

The new Wroclaw Football Stadium opened in September 2011, ready for its key role as one of four Polish match venues for the Euro 2012 football championships. This architecturally stunning and environmentally innovative stadium is a showcase for Wroclaw, and the city’s most significant civic construction for over sixty years.
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New public transport terminal Utrecht

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Utrecht’s central station is the Netherlands’ main railway hub and a busy regional public transport terminal. To be ready for the future, internationally acclaimed architects Benthem Crouwel were asked to design a completely new terminal building, increasing the station’s capacity to a staggering 100 million travellers a year by 2016. Its most striking feature is a large undulating roof, which will benefit greatly from Wavin’s QuickStream siphonic drainage system. Not only in terms of water management, but also in terms of aesthetics.
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Managing rainwater for the Tuscan hospital group

Friday, December 20, 2013

A major hospital building programme in Italy will provide over 1,700 beds in the Tuscan cities of Lucca, Massa, Pistoia and Prato. Environmental awareness, patient comfort and building efficiency are recurrent characteristics of every design, and Wavin is contributing directly to achieving these goals in all four locations.
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Rieder Tower residence for senior citizens

Monday, December 9, 2013

In south-east Rotterdam, the Netherlands, lies the Rieder Borgh community. It offers a wide choice of supported living for senior citizens. The 16 floor Rieder Tower, with 79 senior apartments, is one of the tallest buildings in the neighbourhood. Multiple Wavin systems were deployed in the tower to ensure minimum noise for residents along with fast and efficient fitting for Unica, the contracted installers.
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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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Zafer Airport – serving Western Anatolia

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Zafer International Airport opened in November 2012 after a highly concentrated 18 month construction project. The new airport handles both domestic and international flights, making an essential contribution to the social and economic development of Turkey’s Western Anatolia region. With its 1.5 million passenger capacity, Zafer is already the country’s fourth busiest airport. Wavin QuickStream delivers effective rainwater management for all roof surfaces, and proved its ease of installation under exceptionally tough construction conditions.
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Surface heating and cooling for London 2012

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Athletes' Village in Stratford, East London, formed a pivotal part of the regeneration programme designed into the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. With the eyes of the world watching, the buildings had to reflect the best of British sustainable design in action and deliver real carbon savings to ensure a lasting legacy for generations to come.
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Surface water discharge for Poznan Airport

Monday, December 9, 2013

Surface water must be quickly dispersed at any smooth-running airport. At the recently extended and refurbished Poznan airport in central Poland, storm-water management for taxiways and aprons was an essential part of the project. Logistics would be critical for this implementation, keeping to tight deadlines and avoiding penalty clauses.
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United Nations on the Copenhagen waterfront

Monday, December 23, 2013

The United Nations is bringing six separate agencies together in a stunning new waterfront site in Copenhagen. This new Danish UN City opened in 2013. It provides over 28,000m2 of offices for 1,200 UN staff members and a fully automated 40,000m3 high-bay warehouse to store goods for development and emergency projects around the world.
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Ghelamco Arena - vision and sustainability

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Ghelamco Arena in Ghent is the first completely new stadium to be built in Belgium for many years. It is ecologically advanced and multi-functional. As well as 20,000 seats, it has numerous bars and restaurants, events, shopping and leisure facilities and 15,000 m2 of office space. The stadium is located in a new development corridor with offices, shops and a hotel. The project would need both to manage rainwater efficiently and to minimize construction times.
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New city hall for Utrecht

Friday, March 14, 2014

Adjacent to the central station, Utrecht’s new City Hall with its two white 92 meter towers makes a striking addition to the city skyline. This new high rise building required an effective system for rainwater management. Wavin’s service and support, including expert planning and logistics were central to the success of this demanding project.
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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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Meander Medical Center: Amersfoort new hospital

Friday, December 6, 2013

The new Meander Medical Center serves the Amersfoort region of the Netherlands. The Center occupies over 100,000 m2. It is light and airy, and particular attention has been paid to sensitive integration in the surrounding natural environment. During construction, contractors needed to work seamlessly together – maximizing efficiency at every stage of the build. Smart logistic management was essential, and the Meander construction teams benefitted from exceptional coordination of supply.
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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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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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