Extending the life cycle
The built environment is in need of refurbishment. Maintenance and renewal make both economic and ecological sense. Sika has embraced the challenge. Armed with innovative products and new processes, it is well prepared to make ageing buildings an infrastructure facilities fit fort the decades ahead.
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.
New York's greenest 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 to increase their insulation value.
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.London Underground, UK
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.Pumarejo Bridge, Colombia
Sustainable roofing solution
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.
Waterproofing for a major bridge
Sika's waterproofing technologies deliver effective and lasting protection. The steel structure of Sydney's Harbour Bridge now can accommodate the loads for decades to come.
Reburbishment of buildings and infrastructure
Sika is a global player in the refurbishment market. Different technologies can be used in refurbishment, from ready-to-use cementitious mortars to structural strengthening solutions.Sika Technology Center, Switzerland