The roof of the building was waterproofed by Firestone’s RubberGard EPDM - a cured, single-ply membrane made of synthetic rubber (Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Terpolymer). This product offers a strong, flexible, and resilient solution with a service life of 50+ years. S.V.E.T, Firestone’s authorized distributor of RubberGard EPDM trained teams from Cougnaud to integrate the membranes directly onto the modules during the off-site construction process in Cougnaud’s factories. In terms of technicality of manufacture, RubberGard EPDM uses a cold application system to adhere or be mechanically fixed to the substrate.
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French company specialized in industrial modular buildings chose Firestone’s RubberGard EPDM membrane to waterproof the roof of the ‘Cougnaud Campus’ on the west of France. With an area of 5,000 m², the prefabricated modular building houses Cougnaud Construction’s 250 employees since January 2019 and is a true manifesto in favor of eco-responsible construction.
Why RubberGard EPDM ?
Cougnaud Construction imagined a new generation roof that would contribute to the reduction of the building’s overall carbon footprint. With a service life of more than 50 years, Cougnaud was convinced to use RubberGard EPDM thanks to its compatibility with green and photovoltaic systems and its chemical inertness that enables the recovery of rainwater.
Cougnaud Construction validated the implementation of the RubberGard EPDM roofing membrane, fully adhered to the wooden roof deck. S.V.E.T., our authorized distributor in the west of France, trained the Cougnaud Construction teams so that the membranes could be integrated directly into the modular process.
Through this exclusive partnership, Firestone RubberGard EPDM roofing membranes are now installed on the modules at Cognaud’s factories. This limits the work onsite and also reduces costs.
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