Repair, protection, strengthening of Buildings and infrastructure
Refurbishment of buildings and infrastructure at Sika encompass long lasting, cost effective and sustainable solutions.
Great Potential for Refurbishment
Soon two-thirds of the world's population lives in cities and towns. Mushroominng demands are placed on the efficiency of major buildings and infrastructure facilities, and the associated capacity expansion poses a fundamental challenge. Hundreds of thousands of high-rise buildings, bridges, highways, road tunnels, dams and subways are decades old and scarcely able to accommodate the growing loads. nor do they meet contemporary economic and ecological standards.
Sika Magazine Refurbishment
Should we demolish and reconstruct, or is it better to refurbish buildings for the future? This question is becoming ever more pressing as global growth continues apace.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building, New York, has a total of 6 500 windows that had to be renovated in the course of the project. The windows were upgraded to contemporary standards and were sealed with Sikaglaze® IG-4429 HM to increase their insulation value.
Renovation of Loadbearing Structures
Sika's waterproofing technologies deliver effective and lasting protection. The steel structure of Sydney's Harbour Bridge now can accomodate the loads for decades to come.
Renovation Program in the District Line
Strengthening the "age-old" cast-iron beams on either side of the Embankment station of the London Underground - This was achieved using the Sika CarboDur UHM carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) system.Infrastructure Maintenance
New, Recycled Roof for TD Garden
The existing membranes of the TD Garden, Boston, were removed and used in the production of new Sika Sarnafil membranes. A new energy efficient roofing system was installed as replacement.
Renovation of Pumarejo Bridge
Sika's products and systems such as corrosion inhibitors, repair mortars, protective coatings and carbon fiber based strengthening systems allowed the eco-efficient rehabilitation of a major traffic artery in Colombia.Bridge Renovation