Wavin to debate and demonstrate water matters at Ecobuild

Wavin, the UK’s leading manufacturer of plumbing, rainwater and drainage systems will be delivering a programme of thought provoking water based debates and practical demonstrations at Ecobuild. The programme is part of the company’s Water Matters campaign and will be addressing a number of different challenges the UK has in relation to water.

Taking place at London’s ExCeL from the 8th to the 10th March, Ecobuild is the leading exhibition and conference for the UK construction market, attracting over 40,000 industry professionals from across the whole supply chain. The 2016 event will see a focus on areas of industry growth and market priorities such as housing, infrastructure, next generation innovation, technology and people.

Water is one of the most valuable natural resources and all too often something that the UK struggles to manage successfully with extremes being major flooding to scarcity during the all too often summer shortages. Water Matters looks to bring some of these issues to the forefront by bringing industry experts together to discuss and debate.

Among speakers giving their forthright, expert – and at times – provocative views include Will McBain, Associates Director; Water at Arup, Sue Illman Managing Director of landscape architects Illman Young and the Construction Industry Council’s Champion for Flood Mitigation and Resilience; Steve Wilson, Technical Director, The Environmental Protection Group; Alistair Chisholm, Head of Policy and Communications, CIWEM; Paul Schaffer,Associate, CIRIA and Lutz Johan of Aquality.

Topics being debated will be a follow up to the Water Matters Big Debate – ‘Is the UK ready for the next big flood?’ held in conjunction with Building magazine at the end of last year. This session will see the panel look at ‘where are we now’. Other sessions include the new CIRIA SuDS Manual; Catchment Management and flooding; BIM Level 2 and beyond.

Wavin will also be holding daily session’s demonstrating its Building Information Modelling (BIM) content package for plumbing and drainage. Built in Revit, this new and innovative intelligence based system will remove uncertainty in pipe design and help to make the specification of the company’s plumbing and drainage systems even more accurate, cost effective and efficient.

Aligned with Ecobuild’s theme of Next Generation, the programme will include a series of practical morning demonstration sessions aimed at inspiring the next generation of installer. Sessions will include ‘Hand on with Hep2O’ and ‘Tips and tricks with Osma soil and waste’.

To find out more about the Water Matters programme at Ecobuild and to book a place at a session, visit www.wavin.co.uk/ecobuild or visit Wavin at Stand E4160.