Adler & Allan Shine at Utility Week Live

Following on from the success of the first day, Adler & Allan yesterday enjoyed another day of positive feedback and interaction at Utility Week Live 2016.

Thanks to our proactive team of resilience and utilities experts, the event saw us greatly exceed expectations, attracting considerable social media attention and a significant number of delegates to our stand.

It also allowed us to network with various professionals in the utilities sector, detail the solutions that set us apart in the industry and, more importantly, explain the range of benefits clients can expect from these solutions.

We didn’t let our experts do all of the talking though.

Situated in the Outdoor Demo Zone of Birmingham’s NEC, we challenged visitors to test just how strong our industry leading Polyurea coating really is. Specifically, we invited them to take part in two rather unconventional tasks: the ‘hammer test’, and the ‘walking on water’ test.

Alder & Allan Spraying Protective Polyurea Coating Into Cardboard Box


The former saw us apply 2mm of our coating to a wall of breeze blocks secured with sealant alone, and task a volunteer with damaging the structure with a hammer.

The result?

Not so much as a single scratch or crack to the coating.

We also experienced the same level of success with the walking on water test, which saw  delegates stand in a cardboard box filled with water, protected only by a 2mm barrier of our coating.

For those preferring not to get their hands dirty, our Group Utilities Resilience Manager, Chris Wood, delivered a detailed keynote on the current state of asset resilience.


Adler & Allan's Chris Wood Delivers Asset Resilience Speech


Throughout the talk, Chris touched upon the increasing need for the utilities sector to adopt a holistic approach to both flood mitigation and oil containment. He also explored the vast potential applications of our Polyurea  coatings and the science behind it, providing visitors with an even greater appreciation for the demonstrations we held throughout the event.

At an event where the word ‘resilience’ was subject to almost limitless definitions and interpretations, Adler & Allan’s vast experience allowed Chris to deliver something different: a concise and accessible talk that provided clear examples of asset resilience in practice.

It also helped drive further interest to our stand, as well as a wave of positive feedback – something we’re keen to build on and bring forward to Utility Week Live 2017.

If you missed the action, you can catch up with the conversation by following us on Twitter and following the official Utility Week Live hashtag: #UWL16



… thank you both for the very speedy response to my request for assistance with our test pit problem. Your assistance was very much appreciated.
Oil States Heartlands
I would like you to pass my thanks to your response team(s) and particularly the individual who attended the port so promptly on Monday early am. They acted in a thoroughly professional way, they were of great assistance and always helpful. They are a credit to Adler & Allan and I look forward to us working together for our mutual benefit in the future.
Stena Line
The entire team that attended today were completely professional and are a credit to Adler And Allan. Due to the nature and extent of the works, they were monitored throughout the activity and at no point did they conduct themselves in a less than professional manner. The works were visible to all persons within the building and demonstrated the professional supply partners that Norland use. Well done!