2 – 3 June 2021 in Expocentre in Moscow there was held XI Specialized Conference and Exhibition “Waterproofing of underground and buried structures – AQUASTOP”, organized by the Russian Union of Builders and the International analytical review “ALITInform: Cement. Concrete. Dry Mixtures”.

The conference was opened by Alexander Ershov, adviser of the chief of Moscow subway, and welcoming speeches were made by Dmitry Golovin, the deputy general director of International Association “Metro”, and Eduard Bolshakov, the general director of GC “ALIT”. Gleb Potapov, Head of Moscow Metro general construction complex of DSM told about the experience of using various waterproofing systems in construction and operation of Moscow Metro, and Alexander Gurechkin, Head of Tunnel structures department of SUE “St. Petersburg Metro” reported about the elimination of water leakage by own forces of SUE “Petersburg Metro”. Executive director of “GEOIZOL PGS” Mikhail Kerimzhanovich Kudobaev shared his experience of using a contact membrane “MasterSeal754” for waterproofing of the buried part of the building. More than 80 specialists participated in the conference. Meeting of the Heads of underpass tunnel construction services of Russia and CIS countries took place.

In the end there was a technical excursion to the station complex “Slavyanskiy Mir” under construction by GUP “Moskovsky Metropoliten”, where the participants got answers to their questions.

The exhibition AQUASTOP took place in parallel with the conference, and it was the only specialized event in the field of waterproofing materials and technologies. The leading Russian companies NEOTEX, SUHO, POLYEKO, MaxBent, INGRI and TD REKS presented their developments. The exhibition was visited by more than 250 specialists of the branch.

The participants noted that the conference “Waterproofing of underground and buried structures – AQUASTOP” is a key platform for sharing experiences and establishing business contacts among specialists in waterproofing, as well as helping to move the industry forward to new discoveries and solutions.

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