ambitions direct issue No. 9
ambitions-direct - Issue No. 9 - 2012
From giving back smiles to Vietnamese children up to giving students the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and know-how - Sika finds a way!
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Solar catamaran world record
The solar-powered catamaran “Tûranor PlanetSolar” has become the first solar-powered catamaran circumnavigating the globe. At an impressive average speed of 8 knots, the expedition took a total of 20 month and a distance of 60’254 km on sea.
Solar-powered round-the-world trip
Giving light to the poor
The goal of the Liter of Light initiative is to provide light to underprivileged communities around the globe by giving them an economically and ecologically sustainable source of light as an immediate solution.
Liter of Light
Refurbishment of world`s largest steel bridge
Lately the Sydney Harbour Bridge underwent its largest refurbishment since construction. Works included resurfacing and replacement of its original and now 80-year-old waterproofing under very challenging weather conditions.
Preserving an icon
Support during natural disaster
Severe flooding occurred during the 2011 monsoon season in Thailand. As almost all provinces were affected and millions of people lost their homes, Sika Thailand organized immediate support for the flooding victims by donating instant food, drinking water, milk, medicine and goods for daily use.
What about Thailand?
The renovation of the complicated roof and the maintaining of the original design of the Tate Britain Museum represented a tough re-waterproofing project. A cold applied, liquid membrane system offered the ideal solution.
Art gets proper housing
Interview with Louis Schneller, Senior Project Manager Sika Services
We have talked to an employee who has been working 38 years in Sika. We were curious about his experiences during these four decades and wanted to know about his motivation which is still a resource for his passion.
Lifelong learning and team spirit
From University to workplace
Students and young professionals from countries all over the world came to Switzerland in order to look behind the scenes and gain practical knowledge. Also fun was part of the game.
Gaining Concrete Experience
In cooperation with the organization Operation Smile Sika Vietnam has been providing medical and personal support to children with facial deformities. So far more than 600 patients have been screened and 400 operated on.
With an urban population of over five million, Nanjing is the second-largest commercial center in the East China region after Shanghai. The construction of the metro will last for another 19 years before its completion in year 2030.
One of the greatest benefits of recycling concrete is that this procedure helps to save natural resources. Furthermore the exploitation of primary materials is not necessary and transportation ways are significantly shorter.