The 9th Research and Technology Conference “Waterproofing and Roofing materials – Aquastop” was held in the Holiday Inn Suschevsky (Moscow) on 27-28 of April 2016. Among the organizers of the event were Research and Development Center ALIT, National Roofing Union, Moscow Metropolitan and International Metropolitan Association. The general sponsor of the event became ALITmix Group of Companies and the official sponsor – ASOKA LTD. 

The event is addressed to persons working in construction and retail of the waterproofing and roofing materials. The Conference is biennal and causes more and more attention every year, that indicates the growing prestige and practical benefit of the event.

More than 100 professionals from Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Italy, Germany and other countries attended the Conference this year. The leading experts of the field presented to the audience more than 20 topics.

At the Conference speakers discussed the broad range of topics. А. Dadchenko, the president of the National Roofing Union, presented a review of the current state of the specialized materials market. Eduard Bolshakov, the president of the Alit Group of Companies and the Cement, Concrete and Dry Mixtures Committee of the Russian Union of Builders chairman gave analysis of the key factors of concrete and reinforced-concrete constructions impermeability for primary waterproofing of underground structures. М. Kudobayev, the head of construction management CM-4 of GEOISOL company, talked over the most topical issues on waterproofing of monolytic concrete constructions on an example of embedded parking lots.

Among the specialists from abroad was Dr.-Prof. Liberato Ferrara, who presented to the attendants the results of researches made in Polytechnic University of Milan on the use of siloxanes for hydrophobic concrete. The Prof.-Ing. Frank Heimbecher from the University of Applied Science of Muenster shared the German experience of tunnel waterproofing systems monitoring.

In addition, the business program included the meeting of the headmen of tunnel construction services of metropolitan areas, where representatives of the Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Azerbaijan metropolitan discussed the most important aspects of waterproofing apparatus of underground structures. Futhermore, they talked about their experience of leakage elimination.

On same days as the Conference, the professional exhibition was organized. The visitors had an opportunity to get information about the wide range of innovative development in waterproofing and roofing field. Many companies, such as ALITmix LTD, PromEnergoResurs LTD, ASOKA LTD, presented their expositions.

Participants of the Conference got an opportunity to learn more about the applied waterproofing in the underground constructions visiting Petrovsko-Razumovskaya station of the Moscow Metropolitan.

Moreover, the cultural program included a special excursion and a gala-dinner.

The results of business meetings, large influx of industry specialists, potential partners and customers indicate the high credibility of the International Research and Technology Conference AQUA­STOP and its importance for the Russian and global market of waterproofing and roofing materials.