In offsite construction - or modular building - typically more than 80% of the construction is completed off site, and the component parts (or modules) are transported to the site for assembly. The sector is growing in popularity due to its many benefits such as less time on the construction site, cost-effectiveness, flexibility, improved quality control, reduced waste and sustainability. It can also help to address specific, local construction challenges, such as dealing with skilled labor shortages or meeting local regulations.
Sika offers the industry's widest product ranges for waterproofing, roofing, flooring, concrete, sealing, bonding, fire protection, and protective coatings. Whether you are creating modules for commercial, retail, education, healthcare, or residential sectors, you can be sure that Sika has the best solution for your needs.
Sika - Complete Solution Provider
Construction Expertise Plus Industrial Know-how
Delivering construction solutions that not only meet the most demanding specifications of the building industry but also improve manufacturing efficiency and quality - that is Sika’s commitment to offsite manufacturers. With extensive technical expertise and solid practical experience on every continent in all climates and environments, Sika is a highly qualified, reliable partner for your manufacturing and construction needs. Sika provides a full range of modular construction solutions in the following areas:
Passive fire systems
Joint sealing for interior and exterior applications
Roofing membranes and systems
Bathroom pod waterproofing and tiling systems
Process optimization and production efficiencies
Technical support and onsite services
And much more
1. Exterior Applications
For exterior applications on modular building components, Sika provides a full range of high performance solutions. Browse and click on the illustration below to see Sika's solutions for your offsite construction project, whether small-scale residential buildings or large-scale high-rise modular buildings.
2. Interior Applications
For interior applications in offsite construction or modular buildings, Sika provides a wide range of products and systems. Browse by clicking on the illustration below to see Sika's solutions for your interior finishing needs, from kitchens and living rooms to offices and multi-purpose areas.
Joint sealing solutions for the following uses:
- Cavity filling
- Airtight sealing
- Passive fire protection
Passive fire protection for joint sealing, cavities and more.
Passive fire protection for load-bearing structures on steel and for wood and wood derivatives.
Learn more about Sika's fire protection solutions for structural elements.
3. Modular Bathroom Pods
Using modular bathroom pods lowers construction costs by reducing construction time, improving quality and reducing on-site rework. With traditional building, a multitude of trades need to be well-coordinated to complete the bathroom installation. This requires a high degree of supervision and management on site to ensure correct sequencing and quality of work from plumbers, electricians, tilers, sealant applicators, interior designers, carpenters, and other specialists.
Bathroom pods eliminate most of these issues. Savings from waste, reduced construction times and improved quality result in better performance during use, cost savings and earlier income streams from the project. Bathrooms built in a factory offer fewer defects and allow the bathroom pod manufacturer the ability to research and implement aesthetic and functional innovations to improve the bathroom pod quality.
For bathroom pods and wet rooms, including in shipping and offshore constructions with IMO qualified solutions, Sika provides expertise with a wide range of products and systems.
Firestop systems for passive fire protection, especially for the following areas:
- Ducts and cabling
- Service and utility penetration seals
- Joint sealing
- Linear seals
- Cavity barriers
- Pipe collars
4. Technical Support
With Sika technical support, we go beyond the supply of materials - we can assist with the development, testing and design, through to supporting your implementation and process optimization in modular building production.
Sika has unrivalled experience in many manufacturing applications, such as automotive, transportation, marine, appliances and renewable energy. Also, Sika is the global technology leader in specialist chemicals for building and construction, providing products and complete system solutions for architectural and structural concrete, waterproofing, steel corrosion and fire protection, roof systems, flooring and wall finishes, sealing and adhesives, plus so much more.
These are just a few examples of how Sika can help optimize, improve and streamline offsite construction projects:
Provide products and system solutions from the basement to the roof
Increase automation for reduction in labor costs
Help with fast production time to reduce cycles and increase outputs
Ensure safe, secure buildings with fire protection systems
Improve structural integrity and reduce weight by use of adhesives
Supply acoustic solutions to aid noise reduction and improve comfort
Give expert specification support, combining industry knowhow with construction products
All this, of course, will help you deliver your projects more efficiently, meeting the highest specification. With Sika as your partner, you will be ready to meet the increasing demands of the future of modular building.