Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) is exhibiting at The Big 5 Show this November. The UK company brings together five leading brands to provide one simple solution in integrated water management – from rain to drain.
At the Big 5, AWMS will be showcasing three of its brands: Gatic Civil Drainage, Gatic Engineered Access Covers and Harmer Building Drainage. It will reveal the innovation behind Gatic’s revolutionary new concrete drainage system Filcoten, and the leading benefits of Harmer’s stainless steel floor drains and metal roof outlets. Gatic’s established and well known Access Covers and Slotdrain channel drainage will also be prominent.
Gatic’s International Development Director, Keith Lambourne MBE MIEx explains:
“The show is a great opportunity for AWMS to introduce Filcoten, a new Gatic product that represents a significant advance in the formulation and manufacture of High Performance Concrete (HPC) products. At a quick glance Filcoten may look the same as many other concrete channels on the market, but it’s not. It sets new standards for strength, installed performance and environmental compatibility.
“Specified for prestigious UK projects such as Carlisle Lake District Airport and the ‘City of Culture’, Kingston upon Hull, Filcoten’s immense compressive strength means it can support excessively heavy loads between 80 and 90 N/mm2. Its unique composition delivers not only the high compressive strength associated with HPC products, but also a high level of flexural strength – approximately double that of conventional HPC.
“Flexural strength is measured by the ability to withstand heavy loads without incurring deformation. Conventional HPC would shatter and break under a sudden load or impact. Filcoten will flex and absorb shock loads, and is resistant to structural damage traditionally caused by freeze/thaw temperatures.
“Filcoten is also 70% lighter than conventional concrete, meaning it’s easier to handle and install, and its flexural strength protects the channel from accidental damage in transit.
“In applications where the channel drainage system needs to withstand constant traffic, as well as slow moving, heavy vehicles such as planes, or heavy stationary items such as shipping containers, compressive and flexural strength is essential to the long-term operational life of the channel.
“And in a changing climate where torrential rain and flooding is an everyday possibility, high capacity channels are a must to control the flow of rainwater from originating source to water course, sewer or ground. Filcoten is available in deeper and wider channels to handle anything from a raindrop to a rainstorm. It also leads in sustainability. It is 100% recyclable and the only channel to be manufactured from 100% renewable energy, which means no nasty chemical stabilisers, additives or releasing agents.”
Managing Director of AWMS, Steve Durdant-Hollamby adds:
“Gatic is a long established global brand best known for its engineered access covers and Slotdrain channels. Its surface water drainage solutions have been specified for major projects around the world in ports, airports and military bases. The Show reaches out to an international audience so it’s a great opportunity to build ground for Filcoten and our other leading brand in drainage solutions – Harmer Building Drainage. Harmer is well known in the UK so it’s good timing to expand its distribution and reach into new global markets. Harmer’s extensive range includes high performance internal and external metal drainage made from cast iron, aluminium and stainless steel. Our systems work seamlessly together to provide a total solution.
“Harmer’s internal stainless steel floor and channel drains are renowned for applications such as industrial and commercial kitchens, production and processing, chemical and pharmaceutical, and school and leisure environments. Easy to install and suitable for tiled or vinyl installation the floor and channel drains are designed to drain high volumes of water and waste quickly and efficiently without causing a hazard. The systems are also corrosive resistant for ultimate durability and to ensure they stay looking good for many years.
“Harmer external Roof Outlets are ideal for flat roofs, inverted roofs, balconies, car parks, metal deck warm and much more, and cover three distinct ranges: AV® Aluminium roof outlets, Cast Iron Outlets and Roof Insulated Outlets.
“AV® Aluminium roof outlets drain up to 40% more roof area than conventional gravity outlets, and come with a life expectancy of 40 years. Bespoke designs ensure a solution for non-standard applications such as balconies, gullies and car parks where the roof surface abuts a wall or parapet.
“Harmer’s Cast Iron outlets are inherently strong, making them ideal for loadbearing applications and for flat roof drainage. The range is cast to the British Standard BS EN 1561 with a designated load rating up to 12.5 tonnes.
“Metal deck warm and inverted roof installations will benefit from Harmer’s Roof Insulated Outlets that help eliminate condensation forming on the underside of the outlet due to cold bridging.”
Steve concludes: “All our products our backed by extensive technical advice and support, including BIM (Building Information Modelling), design engineer assistance and Harmer’s exclusive drainage design calculator. Visit our stand in the British Pavilion, Hall 3 to learn more.”