19 February 2019
SuDS solutions are top of the agenda for Wavin at Futurebuild
Water experts Wavin UK will be showcasing its solutions for this new Government guidance due later this year at Futurebuild 2019, the leading built environment event taking place from 5-7 March at ExCeL, London.
Surface water flooding is recognised as a major risk in the UK, Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency confirmed in a speech in October 2018. This risk is why the UK Government is determined to address the issues surrounding the country’s sewer system in Sewers for Adoption 8. Water experts Wavin UK will be showcasing its solutions for this new Government guidance due later this year at Futurebuild 2019, the leading built environment event taking place from 5-7 March at ExCeL, London.
Wavin’s Q-Bic Plus is an accessible, inspectable and cleanable solution, as is a key requirement in Sewers for Adoption 8. The company’s stand in the event’s Urban Infrastructure Hub will demonstrate this market-leading innovation in stormwater management solutions. The stand will actually be constructed from Wavin’s Q-Bic Plus attenuation system – complete with a road and a car on top.
A variety of screens on the stand will inform visitors of the facts, figures and issues surrounding flooding in the UK, and how Wavin’s below-ground solutions work to alleviate this. A virtual reality experience will also enable attendees to ‘go underground’ and experience what it’s like to be inside a real water attenuation system.
In addition to the stand, Martin Lambley, product manager for stormwater at Wavin, will be delivering a CPD in the event’s Knowledge Forum on day one at 14:10. The session will discuss the changing use of geocells in stormwater management, giving an overview of the considerations when designing geocellular tanks as part of a SuDS Scheme, with particular focus on the requirements of the upcoming SfA8 and the requirements within.
Martin said: “Flooding in the UK’s towns and cities is a growing concern and one that has the potential to impact all manner of infrastructure assets across the country if appropriate measures aren’t put in place. Stormwater management is therefore becoming more critical than ever for a wide range of construction professionals. Futurebuild 2019 presents the perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate our solutions.”
To reflect its longstanding commitment to recycling and reusing plastic, Wavin will be sponsoring Futurebuild’s 100 per cent recycled plastic lanyards. The manufacturer prides itself on sending no plastic to landfill.
As part of its partnership with the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Year of Water campaign, Wavin will be giving away free water bottles, which can be filled at ICE’s water station at the event. The partnership will also see ICE’s stand ‘Powered by Wavin’, featuring the two organisations’ joint initiatives, which focus on giving the industry the opportunity to work together to create solutions for stormwater management.
Martin added: “At Wavin, we’ve been leading the way in using recycled plastic content for years. Our innovative Recycore allows us to take used plastic and reuse it in our products without compromising on quality.
“As Europe’s leading manufacturer of drainage solutions, we’re looking forward to highlighting sustainable development at Futurebuild alongside ICE and welcoming visitors to our stand to see how we implement SuDS for projects like our recent work with Norfolk County Council and its contractor, Tarmac, on a major road project.”
Wavin will be at stand F130.
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