21 June 2019, Guatemala City, Guatemala

1st Conference organised by Durman at the Cámara Guatelmateca de la Construcción

On June 21st Durman Guatemala, an Aliaxis company, organised its first conference at the Cámara Guatemalteca de la Construcción, to present and discuss relevant topics in the design and engineering of solutions for high-rise buildings.

Over 20 specialists in the design, engineering and regulation of high-rise buildings attended this conference and exchanged ideas and opinions on the latest design and technology for high-rise water solutions.

The agenda included the following presentations – speakers:

  • Drainage: Studor Active Drainage Ventilation –  Marzio Malaguti and Daniel Rath from Aliaxis High-Rise Building Solutions
  • Rainwater: Akasison Siphonic Drainage – Luis García from Aliaxis – Durman Guatemala
  • Water supply: Durman Rise and FlowGuard Gold – Samuel Entebi from Lubrizol
  • Fire protection: BlazeMaster – Samuel Entebi from Lubrizol

Thank you to all attendants for the great participation and engagement. These occasions allow us to closely collaborate with the local high-rise building community to offer solutions targeted to local needs.

8 May 2019, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Aliaxis and Heriot Watt University sign research agreement

On May 8th, Aliaxis signed a 3-year research agreement with the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh (UK). Heriot Watt University has built up over the years a reputation as the most knowledgeable scientific institute in the world in the field of building drainage systems.

The purpose of this scientific research is to understand how trap seals can be better protected in high-rise drainage systems. Trap seals are essential for securing the comfort (prevent unpleasant smells) and health & safety (prevent cross-contamination of viruses) in drainage systems of tall buildings. The scope of the project will be both conventional (passive) drainage technology and innovative (active) drainage technology.

Studor, which Aliaxis acquired in 2017, has developed the concept of Active Drainage Ventilation based on their scientific research on the influence of “transient pressures” on the trap seals in a tall building. This new research agreement will help us further develop and strengthen our technical leadership in High-Rise Buildings.

20 October 2018, Steigenberger Hotel, Dubai, UAE

High-Rise Water Use Workshop

We are pleased to announce that we have co-organised the High-Rise Water Use Workshop at this year’s CTBUH Conference. This seminal event will take place 20-25 October in Dubai and we would encourage you to attend this important gathering and register soon.

Speakers at the Workshop are:

Steven White, Technical Director DWV, Aliaxis:
“High-Rise Drainage: System Designs and Solutions”
Rod Green, Senior Public Health Engineer, Environmental Protection Group:

“Public Health Internal Drainage Standards”

Colin Thoms, Fast Flow:

“Drainage of Rainwater from ‘Wind-Driven Rain Spaces’”

Dusan Mrdalj, Chapman BDSP:

“Chilled Water Distribution Design Considerations in Super Tall Buildings”

Mathew Burke, Associate Director, ADP Consulting:

“Buildings that Water Themselves: an Oasis in the Concrete jungle”

Christopher Colasanti: Associate Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles:
“Hudson Yards, New York: A City Within A City”

We hope to see you there!

20-25 October 2018, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE

CTBUH Conference 2018

“CTBUH conferences are THE tall building / urban conferences to attend, for learning of the latest advances in the typology, for considering the future of sustainable cities, and for business networking. We strongly encourage your attendance at this year’s event…” (Industry endorsement published by CTBUH)

As well as hosting a half-day workshop, Aliaxis is proud to be sponsoring this year’s conference which is titled “Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism”, and is being appropriately hosted in Dubai – probably the best example of a polycentric city!

Over 180 speakers, including Steve White (Technical Director DWV, Aliaxis High-Rise Business Solutions) will present papers on a wide array of subjects and disciplines related to the conference theme, and other hot topics in the industry, including:

  • Smart Technologies
  • Modular Construction
  • Tall Timber
  • Vertical & Horizontal Greenery
  • Polycentric Urbanism
  • 3D-Printed Buildings
  • Communal Spaces at Height
  • Skybridge Design & Execution
  • Net-Zero Energy Skyscrapers
  • High-Rise Drainage and more!

Visit the CTBUH website to register:

  • Early bird registration ends 24 April 2018
  • Regular rate registration ends 15 August 2018