AMI’s Waterproof Membranes annual conference returns 7 – 9 November 2022 at the Pullman Cologne hotel in Cologne, Germany. The single-track, international conference focuses on market dynamics, technical innovations, manufacturing, supply chains, and other matters influencing the success of barrier materials. Presentations address geotechnical and architectural (e.g., roofing membrane) barriers.
One of the geosynthetic field’s strongest supporter and contributor Kent von Maubeuge (Naue) is among the invited field of speakers.
Waterproof Membranes begins with an evening reception on November 7 followed by a 2-day program of presentations. This year’s key sessions focus on:
- Market Trends and Developments
- Transition Towards a Circular Economy
- Overview of Norms and Regulations
- Advances in Materials and Technology
Kent von Maubeuge will speak in the fourth session on material advances. His topic is “Ecological benefits and a life-cycle analysis of a geosynthetic barrier.”
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Kent von Maubeuge is not alone from the geotechnical side of ledger. Joining him in the speaker line up is Dr. Jan-Pleun Lens (Cooley Group) who will speak on “New developments in prevention and protection of water resources.” He’ll focus on factors to consider in containment design, making the water resource designs more cost-effective, and suitability of membranes in PFAS containment.
Other topics of note from a shared geotechnical/architectural perspective include:
- Sustainability in construction industry and its impact on waterproofing segment
- A panel discussion on sustainability programs and their potential contradictions
- The future of ETAs and EADs in the context of the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
- European standardization
- Recycled content certification
- Market developments and opportunities
Two presentations have yet to be formally announced.
A tabletop exhibition runs alongside the conference and multiple networking opportunities are available through a reception, breakfasts, lunches, and a conference dinner.