Project Description

The Australian Institute of Sport AIS Arena is located at Canberra ACT. Sika Australia Pty Limited supplied the waterproofing membrane for this new roof sport facility in March 1980. The total roofing area was 6500 m2.

Project Requirements

The designers, Phillip Cox Partners required a roofing solution that could protect the concrete roof of the AIS Arena. Its unusual design and reverse fall to the centre of the structure demanded a proven long term waterproofing solution. In addition the harsh climatic environment of the Canberra region was taken into consideration when the roofing membrane was being selected:

  • In Canberra temperatures ranges from -5 to + 20 °C in late winter to
    early spring
  • Canberra summers are also extremely harsh with regular + 45 °C and
    strong UV radiation

Sika Solutions

A Sarnafil® membrane was selected because of its proven international long term performance and its ability to withstand large variables in temperature and UV radiation. The membrane was fully adhered directly to the concrete substrate with Sarnacol® 2170 adhesive.

Sika Products

In addition the following Sika products were used in the project

  • Sarnafil® membrane
  • Sarnacol® 2170

Check out more information about Sarnafil products in the Australian market

Project Participants

Owner: Australian Institute of Sport
Designer: Phillip Cox Partners
Contractor: Humes Limited
Sika organization: Sika Australia Pty Limited