The building and civil engineering industries face challenges relating to climate change and the demand for energy and water conservation for a growing population in a world that is quickly developing.
However, they also seek to introduce new designs and applications, from showcase buildings and structures defining the pinnacle of architectural imagination through to unseen waterproof barriers that prevent ecological disasters. To meet these challenges, they require innovative waterproofing solutions offering not only better waterproofing durability but also an improved environmental footprint together with competitive new solutions for the speed, efficiency and cost of installation.
Waterproof Membranes took place on 7-9 November 2022 at the Pullman Cologne hotel in Cologne, Germany. It provided attendees with a global forum to discover the latest developments, debate key issues and explore market direction.
Across the two days, experts discussed the latest solutions, technologies, performance and market trends within bitumen, polymeric and liquid membranes across all waterproofing applications.
This event provided industry experts a technical environment to focus on how developments may affect their business, including suppliers of raw materials, technology suppliers, membrane producers, research institutes, specifiers and project owners.
This year’s event sessions focused on:
- Market trends
- Circular economy
- Installation and monitoring
- Materials and technology
- Performance and durability
Dusty Gedge, the President of the European Federation of Green Roof and Green Wall Associations (EFB) took part in it and told about how greening the roofs of our cities can help meet the climate and biodiversity crisis:
- Why vegetation and soil matter on roofs
- How we can connect their delivery to the carbon and circular economies
- How we can show that the green roofing industry is delivering