Kingspan partners with AquaTrace to provide smart roof solutions

4 August 2022 Kingspan Group
Kingspan Insulation is delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with smart-tech innovators AquaTrace. Their intelligent waterproofing monitoring technology constantly checks roofs for leaks both during and after installation. Fitted in combination with Kingspan Insulation’s high performance flat roof insulation, this ensures lasting performance of the roof system and peace of mind for building owners.

Designed to protect buildings and assets with early detection of breaches in the waterproofing membrane, and the provision of detailed information on any water infiltration in order to facilitate quick and effective repairs, the patented AquaTrace technology will now be sold exclusively with Kingspan’s proven flat roof insulation board systems. This powerful partnership will provide customers with an intelligent insulation solution that offers a thermally efficient roof combined with real-time cloud-based waterproofing monitoring, available directly on mobile devices or integrated into an existing BMS platform. The system works by detecting waterproofing failure through a grid placed under roof insulation. Once a breach is detected, a signal is sent through the AquaHub firmware placed onto the building, from there into the cloud and the OneDrop software platform and back into the client’s own customised data portal anywhere in the world, alerting them in real time.

Kingspan has been working with AquaTrace on several roofing projects over the recent past and as Ralph Mannion, Divisional Chief Commercial Officer at Kingspan Insulation explains:
Having seen how effective this system is on live projects, we are excited to formally include it as part of our customer offer. We believe that IoT technology such as AquaTrace integrated with our high-performance insulation offerings can provide critical data that helps the built environment become significantly more efficient and sustainable. We see this partnership as a first step towards providing other smart monitoring solutions to support that goal in the future.
Ger Shortt, CEO of AquaTrace added
Innovation is at the heart of what we do, and we believe that Kingspan Insulation is the ideal partner to help drive that forward and scale the business in a way that keeps the customers’ needs front and foremost, as we find new technical solutions to practical problems. Monitoring a building’s waterproofing performance to protect building assets and keep insurance claims to a minimum is just the beginning.

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